By Monica Lin Translated
by Ann Lee
Photos by Tommy Lee
T.M. Palace has been in business for over 14 years and
is still a popular dining spot for locals and expats
in Kaohsiung. The accommodating service and retro decor
provides a place for faithful patrons to enjoy fine
cuisine inspired by Thailand and Myanmar. T.M. Palace
is owned by Taiwanese singer Gao Ming-jun and his friends.
With reasonable prices and distinctly flavored dishes,
the Palace has won the hearts of exotic food lovers
all over Taiwan.
T.M. Palace is always packed with customers—whether
you're on a date with friends or a family dining event,
you will see all kinds of people during lunch and dinner,
chatting over Steamed Lemon Fish, their signature dish.
The fish is cooked with fresh lemon juice, broth, sugar
and fish sauce, which gives it a fresh, invigorating
taste. Another popular dish is the Curry Crab (NT$300),
which is a whole crab simmered with curry power, curry
gravy as well as some special ingredients. It tastes
great with rice. Jungle Roast Beef (NT$280) is accompanied
by crispy Chinese cabbage, which has a flavor you can
relish. Spicy Stir-fried Chicken (NT$270) is slowly
cooked for three hours and stir-fried with chili sauce.
Not only is it visually appealing, but it will also
hit the epicurean spot. Thai-style Cabbage is stir-fried
with shrimp sauce imported directly from Thailand and
caters to the local patrons' tastes with no tangy smell.
At the end of your meal, don't forget to order their
famous dessert—Mo Mo Cha Cha (NT$50). This strange
sounding treat includes rambutan, jackfruit, mung beans,
and sweet corn. Make sure you get there early, though,
as the Palace only serves 100 bowls a day.