Cocktail: Tai-ji (NT$300)
By Josie Wu Translated by Ann Lee
China White Lounge Bar
97-101, DunHua S Rd, Sec 2, 2F ; (02) 2705-5119
Hours: 11 am-5 pm, 8 pm-3 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
1/4 oz Kahlua
1/4 oz Triple Sec
1/4 oz Jinro-Korean Sake
1/4 oz Spirytus Rektyfikowany Rectified Spirit
As hard as it is to imagine, the decor at China White is greatly inspired by Chinese design. It is also very white. Behind this simple watering hole's bar
stands Morris. He is quite a young fellow who enjoys nightlife and meeting people which, according to him is the reason he became a bartender. Morris has a passion for creating his own drinks and has already mesmerized guests with many distinctive creations. Here is one of them:
Tai-ji, one of Morris' recommended drinks, is served on a saucer, lightly doused with 151 and cinnamon and, like all good cocktails, lit on fire. Before sucking it down, Morris suggests using a straw to really get the fragrance and taste of the liquor and cinnamon.
Best served as an aperitif, there are 2 flavors of soju to choose from, peach or calpis (NT$350/300ml). Also try their wonderfully-prepared Filet Mignon (NT$480) with Red Wine Truffle Sauce and Seasonal Fruits.