Ming Yuen Chinese Restaurant in Hotel Eclat
370, DunHua S Rd, Sec 1
Hours: 12-2:30 pm, 6-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge. Chinese/English menu.
Following similar projects in Hong Kong and Singapore, Hotel Eclat Corporation has opened Ming Yuen Chinese Restaurant in Taipei. In order to provide the most authentic Cantonese cuisine, four senior chefs have been brought in from Hong Kong to prepare exquisite, fresh dim sum treats. A special promotion, effective now until the end of May, offers a 25% discount on lunchtime dim sum. MingYuen offers 19 dim sum treats and there is a unique daily soup, although preparing this is a very labor-intensive, time-consuming process. The resulting broth is rich, nutritious and hearty. --Written and translated by Diva Yang
A. Communications manager Jennifer Lin recommends her personal favorite dim sum item, Steamed Rice Roll Filled With Barbecued Pork (NT$160), served with a secret-recipe dipping sauce not available anywhere else. The Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun (NT$140) is made with a special gravy and is unbelievably juicy! Steamed Pumpkin Bun Filled With Egg (NT$140) contains a pumpkin with egg yolk filling. Take a bite and while the liquefied yolk may singe your tongue, it is the most delicious part of this treat!
B. Many rare ingredients are imported from Hong Kong and only the freshest seafood is used at Ming Yuen. Sauteed Prawns with Scallions in Spicy Sauce (NT$880) is quickly stir-fried with large whole prawns, Taiwanese scallions and red hot chilis, and is delicate, tender and juicy. Minced Beef and Egg Congee (NT$140) is cooked for long hours on the stove that you can barely see any grain of rice. It is served hot and you stir the raw beef and egg clockwise into the bowl until they are fully cooked.
C. Ming Yuen has six private rooms for those who desire their own dining space. Set menu lunches are available and you may choose from two price ranges: NT$680 and NT$1,180. Each includes dim sum, appetizer, main course, dessert and more.