11, Lane 233, DunHua S Rd, Sec 1, 1F
Hours: 11 am-9:30 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
This popular eatery was previously located on RenAi Road and known for offering Hong Kong-style specialty rice porridge and noodle dishes. In business for 30 years, the owners recently decided to relocate to DunHua South Road and rename their place "1976"--an allusion to the restaurant's founding date. At the new location, the owners have decorated the second floor with a retro, old-fashioned theme, and the entire place features a simple, neat dining atmosphere. When you enter, you'll clearly see all the dishes on offer, making ordering that much easier. What hasn't changed from the old location is the fact that the dishes are still prepared by experienced Chef Er-Bao, guaranteeing the same quality and authentic flavors that diners love here. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Cantonese-style Rice Porridge is a must-try dish at 1976. It is different from streetside vendors; in order to create the most authentic flavors, the chef cooks the rice for at least nine hours, meaning that he starts cooking the broth that goes with the porridge before 6 a.m. every morning. The Rice Porridge with Sliced Beef and Fresh Egg (NT$90) is also a delectable choice.
B. The Won-Ton Lo Mein (Dried Noodles) Flat Rice Noodles (NT$120) is also a signature dish here. The stuffing inside the wontons is completely made by hand using a mixture of shrimp and minced pork. Ordering this dish means you also get a bowl of nutritious soup, made from the essence of pork bone and shrimp broth.
C. Other dishes recommended by regular guests include the Lo Mein with Oyster Sauce (NT$70), Fresh Intestine with Oyster Sauce (NT$60), and a rare dish--the Cantonese-style Sausage Bun (NT$40). What's more, 1976 is now introducing afternoon tea set meals for a great price: From Monday to Friday (2-5 p.m.), order a rice porridge or a dried-noodle dish and another snack-sized dish (NT$40) for a total price of only NT$100.