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FUN MAGAZINE, July, 2006.
SHI LI ZHANG TING - HOTPOT STONE
159, WenHua Road, Sec. 1,
Banciao City, Taipei County
Hours:11 am-2 pm, 5-11 pm (closed Monday)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
MRT: Across from Banqiao (Banciao) station Exit
--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Tre
Did you know it is possible to combine
German Pork Knuckle with Gong Bao (fried, dried chilli
sauce) to make a stone hot pot? For over ten years,
the dream of the new owners (and good friends) Victor
Chang and V V Chu was to use originality in creating
their hot pots. Stone hot pots are fun because the ingredients
are pre-cooked, so the wait is only for the soup to
boil on one of their personalised gas stoves. The Pickled
Chinese cabbage and white meat hot pot (NT$280) also
uses a specialized smaller stone plate with a column
in the center. It's a traditional method creating an
authentic flavour which is admired by Chinese customers.
For summer, try the Papaya Hot Pot (NT$220) or the Mushrooms
with Herbs Hot Pot (NT$250). The name of the store,
Shi Li Zhang Ting, has many meanings including "the
only hot pot in a 10 kilometre radius." Combined
with a great location, this spot is a very worthwhile
German Pork Knuckle Hot Pot (NT$380).
hot pot bar area on the first floor is arranged in the
shape of the Taichi symbol. It's a creative, contemporary
feng shui design.