ORGANIC CHINESE HOT POT
128, ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 4, 2F
Hours:11:30 am-2:30 pm,
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
YFY Biotech is the only U.S. QCS-recognized
organic farm in I-lan. Adopting the idea of LOHAS
(Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), managing
director Stephanie Ho takes organic ingredients
from farm to table. She knows the best way to
taste organic ingredients is through a simple
hot pot, which prevents excessive processing or
seasoning and maintains original flavors. The
broth flavors include Chicken Consomme, Star Aanise
& Cumin Seed Consomme, Dried Bonito &
Kombu (seaweed) Soup, Herb & Fish Consomme,
and Organic Vegetable Consomme. They may seem
insipid, but the aftertaste is quite pleasing.
Qi-Min caters best to personal set meals, and
the hot pot selection alters according to the
season. Prices range from NT$680 for the Strictly-Picked
Vegetable, to the Matsusaka Pork set-meal and
Huoshan Shihu Chicken meal for two, which is NT$2,500.
--By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee
Stephanie Ho (left) insists on providing organically
grown foods to patrons. Qi-Min uses 90% organic
fruits and vegetables, dairy, tofu and poultry
products, all grown and bred at their own organic
farm. She recommends trying the sauces, which
you can choose with your meal.
Fresh fish, caught in the outer seas
off Keelung, are tested for heavy metals and strictly
selected before being served at the table.