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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
437, ZhongShan N. Rd., Sec. 5
Hours:5 pm-1:30 am
MRT: ShiLin Station
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted. Minimum bill NT$200/person.
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--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
Not far from the ShiLin MRT Station,
directly opposite the Taiwan Power North District Branch
Office, is Chuan-chuan BBQ Bar, a restaurant with quite
a lot of character. The elegant red and black interior
decor here might have you thinking that you have walked
into an expensive lounge bar, rather than an inexpensive
BBQ bar. Owner Mr. Hung enjoys meeting friends over
barbecue, which is why he has developed relevant culinary
skills. He studied the barbecuing styles of China's
Xinjiang Autonomous Region, using caraway in the restaurant's
special satay sauce to bring out the sweet fragrance
of the mutton. Since chicken, beef, pork and mutton
all have different textures, the accompanying sauces
are also different. These special sauces and the chef's
techniques are very important elements in bringing out
the juicy, delicious flavors of the meat. Also worth
mentioning are the Japanese-style barbecue stoves used
here. Meats are cooked with a semi-roasted, semi-barbecued
method to lock in juices with out the risk of overcooking
or burning. All ingredients are prepared fresh daily
and available only while stocks last to ensure 100-percent
freshness. Apart from BBQ, there is also a choice of
rich ingredients for their mini hot pots.