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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
11, SongGao Road, 6F (Eslite XinYi Branch)
Hours:Weekdays 12-2:30 pm NT$550,
6-9:30 pm NT$680; Holidays 12-4 pm(4 hours)
NT$600, 5:30-9:30 pm NT$780
Late-night snacks available 10 pm-2 am Fri/ Sat
Credit cards accepted.
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW VISITORS RATINGS &
--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra
Spice Market is yet another great restaurant
brought to you by the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei Hotel.
Situated inside the new Eslite bookstore building in
XinYi District, this sixth-floor "House in a House"
concept, stand-alone wooden villa restaurant is so unusual
that it makes everyone want to go in and take a closer
look. The villa itself seats eight to 16 people and
is decadently decorated with colorful Thai silk cushions,
spice containers and luscious green Asiatic plants,
exuding a romantic neo-Thai style. The five-meter-high
ceiling and the restaurant's slightly above-ground location
gives dining in this villa an extra-majestic feeling.
Spice Market is the first place to offer a Thai-style
seafood buffet, accompanied by plenty of imported chili
peppers, curry, fish sauce, shrimp pastes, coconut milk
and other spices, as well as ginger, lemongrass, lemon
leaves, coriander, and menthe leaves. Altogether, there
are over 70 choices, a superb, fresh combination of
sweet, sour, spicy, savory flavors. You can also try
the Papaya Salad, Drunken Shrimp, Deep Fried Spicy Chicken,
Thai Curry or the Moon Shrimp Cake.