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FUN MAGAZINE, February, 2006.
EBITEN JAPANESE CUISINE
50, ZhongXiao West Road, Sec. 1, 4F (above K-Mall)
Hours:11 pm-9:30 pm (Closed between 3 pm-5 pm
from Monday to Friday)
Open all day on weekends and holidays.
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
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--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
This is the only restaurant at K-Mall,
the computer products center opposite the Taipei Railway
Station, and is Taiwan's first restaurant specializing
in tempura dishes. Their 100% fresh ingredients, delicately
prepared dishes, elegant surroundings and reasonable
prices have already earned them rave reviews on the
Internet. Having lived in Japan for 19 years, Mr. ShiDian
Chen has always regretted that there aren't any authentic
specialist tempura restaurants in Taiwan -- so he invited
Mr. Sasaki, who has over 30 years of experience, to
take charge as head chef. He has inherited the century
old skills of Tokyo's famous restaurant "Kane".
Head chef Sasaki not only selects the freshest ingredients
(mostly imported from Japan), he also insists upon using
the strictest methods of preparation in order. Various
tempura dishes range between NT$320 and NT$420. Shrimp
Tempura is made from live shrimps dipped in batter --
then fried directly. The taste is crispy on the outside
and inside but not greasy at all. Since the dishes are
made from live shrimps, you might try the fresh and
sweet shrimp sashimi here. Ebiten also provides 5-year-old
red yeast vinegar drinks for an even healthier meal.