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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2006.
82, ChangAn E. Rd., Sec. 2
Hours:11:30 am-2 pm,
5:30 pm-1 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
This famed Macau-based spicy shell
and crab hot pot restaurant was recently brought to
Taipei by Taiwanese fans. The Macau founder, Mr. Liang
Zhi Rong, has been visiting regularly to give guidance
to the Taiwan branch. The secret to cooking spicy crab
pot lies in the large-mouthed oven. The crab and spicy
sauces are quickly stir-fried over a large flame, before
celery and spring onions are added for sweetness. Crabs
are added and brought to boil quickly. When the soup
is dished out, its aroma surrounds you. Another house
special at Shui Lao Rong is their Fried Big Shrimp,
wrapped with salted eggs and deep-fried. This can be
eaten, shell and all, for a delicious, calcium-rich
treat. Two types of hot pot are available for business
lunches. Their set menus are a great bargain at NT$590
for two people and NT$2,080 for eight.
A. Spicy Crab Hot Pot
(Market Price): Brightly-colored red crabs are beautifully
complimented by celery and clams in the hot soup --
it looks AND tastes fabulous.
B. The Chinese decor is elegant and
classic; a painting of Chinese ladies enjoying hot pot
is the focus of the restaurant.