27, LinQuan St, Kaohsiung City
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
By John Matthews, Dawnelle Froehler and Steven Crook
Translated by Annie Liu, Monica Lin and Mei Lee
This Korean restaurant's popularity is exemplified
by three great attributes; location, location and location.
Not only is this place reasonably priced compared with
so many other Korean restaurants in the city, Seoul
Korea Restaurant is within throwing distance from two
post-secondary schools. Students, locals and foreigners
alike make this place a popular choice for dishes brimming
with rice, vegetables, and of course, Kim chi. The restaurant
is a somewhat home grown incarnation made possible by
a Korean woman whose husband is from Taiwan . Choose
any number of main dishes from the simple menu (NT$60-180)
and you get to choose three small appetizers. There
is BBQ pork or beef, Hot Pot, cold noodles and soup.
The appetizers come in small portions and served to
add a spice and texture so unique to Korean food. They
have a take-away menu and though the English is limited,
photographs of each dish make ordering simple. No service
charge on any/all orders.
Theb Thai Restaurant
47, QingNian 2nd Rd, Kaohsiung City
Hours: 11 am-2 pm;
5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Credit cards accepted.
Krung Theb Thai Restaurant has an extensive menu that
includes the Mandarin, Thai and English names of all
their dishes. This is Mr Chang's first venture as a
restaurateur, but he has six chefs and assistant chefs
from Thailand; thus one can be sure that this food is
the real thing! They serve customer favourites like
prawn cakes, spicy pork and chicken dishes and Pla Karapong
Samlod-fried fish in chili sauce.You can have these
on the milder side, though they are happy to spice it
up at your request. They also have a single set meal
selection for individual diners. This restaurant's decor
is a bit on the formal side and as it seats 200 people,
it's great for large party reservations like weddings.
The price of dishes ranges between NT$100 and NT$600
(the most expensive being the curry crab) and therefore
accounts for all sorts of tastes and budgets.
660, SiMen Rd, Sec 1, Tainan City (Tayih
Landis Hotel, B1)
Hours: 12 midday-2:30 pm; 6 pm-9:30 pm
closed every other Monday
Chinese/English/Japanese menus; credit cards accepted;
10% service charge
Open for about a year and a half, the Thai restaurant
inside the Tayih Landis Hotel is, as you'd expect; upmarket
in terms of service, food, and decor. With five chefs
brought in from Thailand (including the chief chef,
who has 12 years experience in five-star restaurants),
the cooking is as authentic as can be. The menu includes
pork, beef, chicken, goat, duck, seafood, and vegetable
dishes, plus curries and salads. If you order a la carte,
you'll pay between NT$220 and NT$1800 per dish. However,
weekday lunchtimes see a deal that lovers of Thai food
will find very attractive--NT$499 for an all-you-eat
selection of 30-plus dishes, with each item freshly
cooked when ordered. Add NT$99 for Thai-style dessert,
fruit, and Thai Milk Tea--which is colored orange-red,
because of the unique Thai sugar used. For dinner and
on weekends, meal sets are priced NT$800, NT$1000, and
NT$1200. Menu highlights include the Lobster In Coconut
Milk Curry (NT$1500) and the Royal Shark's Fin Soup
In Sour And Spicy Soup (NT$900).
248-12, SiaoDong Rd.,
Hours: 10:30 am-2 pm; 5 pm-11 pm
Chinese only menu
Run by a Malaysian man of Chinese descent who has lived
in Taiwan for many years, this newish (opened in the
second half of 2006) eatery serves tasty and inexpensive
Malaysian/Singaporean-style curries and other dishes.
The menu consists of six dishes: One-person hot pots
(Curry and Pork Rib, both NT$120); and Curried Chicken
Steak, Curried Chicken Rice, Pork Rib Rice, and Hainan
Chicken Rice, all of which go for NT$70. As in Malaysia,
the food here is eaten with a spoon and a fork, not
with chopsticks (though chopsticks are available, if
you prefer). There's only space for about 20 people
inside, and the restaurant fills up quick in the early
evening. If you're driving on SiaoDong Road away from
the railway tracks, this restaurant is on the right,
just past DongHe Road.