March 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 3
102, ChengShiue Rd., Tainan City
Hours: 11am-2pm; 5pm-9-30pm
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A TASTE OF JAPAN
By Steven Crook
can be no doubt about it: Ginza is popular. During our weekday lunch
visit, the place filled up in less than half an hour. The decor--simple,
almost minimalist--is unremarkable. It must be the food which pulls
in the mainly middle-aged clientele.
menu is extensive, and prices are not outrageous. There are
two sets (NT$450 and NT$650), both featuring nine dishes.
We ordered one set, and began choosing various other items.
for reasons never explained to us, several rice dishes--including
the Katsu Don--were unavailable, as were certain noodle dishes
such as Tenpura-Udon.
the sashimi was good, and the salad couldn't have been any
fresher. But the two cooked fish dishes seemed to typify food
at this establishment: Expertly cooked and presented, using
high-quality ingredients, but not especially flavorsome.
course, real aficionados of Japanese cuisine know how to perfectly
apply wasabi and other condiments. If, like me, you don't, you may
well find the food filling and delicate, but little more.
Ginza is best left to the experts. (Judging by the crowds
here, there are a lot of them). Go with a friend who really
knows Japanese cuisine, and you'll probably have a wonderful
addition to sakes, various European wines (NT$300 to NT$1300)
are available, as is whisky. There are several private dining
rooms. In some, guests remove their shoes before entering,
and sit on tatami mats beside a low table. Others are furnished
in the Western style.
restaurant has its own parking lot. Take-out meals (NT$110
to NT$240) are available from the outlet on the first floor.