15, Lane 177, DunHua S Rd, Sec 1
Nabesama, a new option for Japanese-style hot pots, is hoping to establish itself as a standard for top quality among nice, all-you-can-eat restaurants. Nabesama wants to stand above other restaurants, so you'll find their prices in the medium to high range (NT$520 to NT$2,200). The price of course, comes with a guarantee of quality and selection. Inside, vibrant, Japanese-flag red occupies the entire dining area, which is highlighted by soft lighting. The menu has many Japanese-style small hot pot choices like Hot Pot with Miso Soup Broth, Japanese-style Spicy pot, Healthy & Nutritious Hot, and Sukiyaki (Dry, Grilled Pot)--all big enough for two. Their meat comes from Japan, Australia and other places and is worth every penny. Whether you chose quality beef from Australia, naturally greasy pork from the U.S., or Taiwan's indigenous beef, the flavor and quality of ingredients can all be tasted. --By Kathleen Lu, translated by Ann Lee, photos by Andy Lin
A. The Boneless Beef Ribs Pot (NT$780/ for two), is served sukiyaki-style (in a dry hot pot). The meat is cooked with soy sauce, brown sugar and liquor in the pot and then mixed with egg yolk. The tender, slippery texture is popular among regulars.
B. The Stir-fried Beef with Korean Kimchi (left, NT$220) is a great dish to go along with your beverage choice. Also good is the Wanton with Chili Oil (NT$180). Both dishes are prepared by experienced Japanese chefs.