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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, February, 2007.

TAKAKURAYA

156, JianGuo N Rd, Sec 1 (close to
intersection of NanJing E Rd)
(02) 2506-3658
Hours:11:30 am-2:30 pm,
5-10:30 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.

Takakuraya's exterior gives the impression that it's expensive. However, their three set meals-the Exquisite Course (NT$780), Deluxe Course (NT$780) and Supreme (NT$1,280)--each boast eight to nine courses. Not only will this fill your appetite, but you'll be surprised with the bold ingredients they use. Apart from imported goods, seafood selections include lobster, ormer, abalone and oyster. They are all fresh, seasonal ingredients, not frozen or stored. Because of this, it makes a lot of similarly-prepared Japanese cuisine seem inferior, especially those that fall in a similar price range. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee

A. If you are a fan of oysters, you can't miss the Canadian Fresh Oysters served in a tall glass (NT$220). Don't be surprised by the large portions. It is recommended that you try their pickled goods (NT$60-120). Not only does Takakuraya have same name as the well-known hundred-year-old pickled goods restaurant in Kyoto, but they have also kept its originality and standard of quality.
B. Beef on Rock and Grilled Lobster in Salt are two courses in the Supreme set meal (NT$1,280). The quality of the lobster is excellent and it has a fresh, juicy taste.

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