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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
Original Branch: 34-1, ShuangCheng Street
Hours: 11 am-1 pm
ZhongXiao Branch: 122, ZhongXiao East Road, Sec.4,
Hours: 11 am-3:30pm, 5-10:30 pm
NanXi Branch: 12, NanJing West Road, 8F
Hours: 11 am-9:30 pm
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--By Josie Wu Translated by Cara Steenstra
Taiwanese cuisine is nostalgic and reminds
folks of what mum used to cook. Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine
is stepping into their 30th year next year. From a small
establishment with only eleven tables, they have developed
into a well-known chain where Taiwanese come in search
of nostalgic flavors and foreign visitors come to experience
authentic Taiwanese cuisine.
The original Shin Yeh branch was situated on ShuangCheng
Street near the Combat Zone, where the US military personnel
would congregate, and which gives the area a bit of
a foreign atmosphere. Apart from American and European
customers, many Japanese visitors also come regularly.
The ZhongXiao Branch is young and trendy, compared to
the slightly more nostalgic original branch. It doesn't
matter whether or not you know what to order from the
menu, do what the regulars do and ask the experienced
service staff about what is fresh and seasonal and you
might even get a dish of the chef's personal specials.
Almost every dish on the menu is worth recommending,
including the Three Cups Squid, Beef with Chives (NT$385),
Sweet and Sour Shrimps (NT$395), Deep Fried Codfish
(NT$480), Fried Egg with Pickled Vegetables (NT$160)
and Handmade Buns known as "Tiger Bites Pig"
(NT$70) that resemble a Taiwanese-style hamburger are
all very popular dishes. Not to be missed is the Almond
Pudding (NT$50) that Shin Yeh is famous for. Made from
almonds and peanuts, this smooth, chewy pudding is only
available in limited numbers each day. After each meal,
diners are presented with a complimentary dish of Taiwanese-style
Mochi, and if you are not in a rush, hot tea will be
presented too -- so you can sit back and enjoy your
time with friends and family.