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FUN MAGAZINE, January, 2006.
BIG JADE GATE
187, HanZhong Street
Hours:11:30 am-1 am
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--By Rebekah Godfrey, translated by
Although XiMenDing is known for its
cheap snacks, it also boasts some pretty good eateries.
Only a two minute walk from the MRT station is a traditional
Chinese-style hot pot and Japanese grill. This place
is hard to miss -- when you see red light pouring from
the inside of the restaurant, you know you've come to
the right place. Chinese-style lanterns bathe the entire
restaurant with a warm, red ambience, while brighter
lighting at each table allows you to focus on your food
and friends. Unique lighting, however, isn't the draw
-- the all-you-can eat meals are. For a set price ($299
for lunch, $399 for dinner), you can enjoy unlimited
amounts of meat, vegetables, fruit, ice cream, and salad.
Hot pot enthusiasts can decide between the 20 different
varieties of soup, and grill enthusiasts will jump at
the chance to barbeque their own food on a charcoal
grill. Big Jade Gate already has 2 restaurants -- one
in Taipei County and one in Taoyuan. They have ambitious
plans to open quite a few more in the next year or two,
so keep your eyes peeled for the restaurant with the
radiating red lights.