"A Bite Fragrance" (NT$300
for one) is a combination of juicy, sweet vegetable
sponge with fragrant Hedychium coronarium Koenig
or dendrobium, apple, mango and seasonal fruits.
This is a dish pleasant for all of the senses.
Roll (NT$300 per roll) is U.S. sirloin beef steak
wrapped with Japanese honey tangerine and roasted
garlic. One has a refreshing, sweet taste; the
other is soft and mild.
at DaFang Regimen Cate Teppanyaki: A large lotus
and modern blue decor makes the place look a lot
like a night club and fuses old and new.
Regimen Cate Teppanyaki
Words and photos
by Eden Lin Translated by Ann Lee
18-1 & 2, XinYi Rd, Sec 5
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5:30-9:30 pm
MRT:Taipei City Hall
Set meals available at DaFang are offered at 3
prices- NT$1,800, NT$2,300 and NT$4,300. Lunch
set meals are NT$1,480 (this offer is not available
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge. Smoking
Close to parking lot with valet parking service.
DaFang Regimen Cate Teppanyaki
offers a hearty selection of food—without
the greasy, lingering smell that haunts other
teppanyaki restaurants. All produce at DaFang
is cleaned with pure and oxidized water. Along
with the use of olive oil or grape-seed oil for
pan frying, items like soup, salad and bread are
made without any oil. Chefs at DaFang insist on
using minimal amounts of oil and salt to cook
every dish, to highlight natural flavors. They
are also particular about their spices. Instead
of sea salt, they use the mild and low-sodium
"Peacefully Si" mountain rose salt.
Seasonal Salad (NT$300) uses specially-selected
seasonal fruits—its ingredients are quite
different than any ordinary salad and include
Holland green tomatoes and mulberries.
Scallops (a la carte NT$300 per piece), imported
right from Hokkaido, Japan, are slightly pan-
fried then seasoned with rose salt—a taste
not to be missed.
At DaFang, you may also order
dishes a la carte. A dish like "A Bite Fragrance"
is a favorite among many celebrities in Taiwan.
Even Korean singer Rain came to DaFang the last
time he visited Taiwan. This dish steams Yu Her
Pao Lychee or Vegetable Sponge along with Hedychium
Coronarium Koenig and seasonal fruits like Irwin
mango, apple, and watermelon. You can easily smell
flowers and fruit, thus the name! Don't miss their
Pan-fried Scallops, either. These dried scallops
are imported from Hokkaido, Japan, and are cooked
medium-well and salted, making them juicy. You
may also want to ask the chef for a piece of Perilla.
Wrap this leaf around your scallop too bring out
the taste even more. Another signature dish is
the Beef Roll. Order this dish to try two different
rolls-one with tender U.S sirloin steak, wrapped
with honey tangerine, which has a salty &
sweet taste; the other roll is full of grilled
garlic, making the meat milder.
DaFang Regimen Cate Teppanyaki
will celebrate its second anniversary from May
7 to June 6, so visit them during this time and
order a set meal (NT$1,800 and up) or business
lunch (NT$1,480), and receive a bottle of their
special "Peacefully Si" mountain rose
salt for free (kids' meals not included in the