It’s the ambiance that probably first impresses most diners at Hung’s Mansion hotel’s Chez Hung restaurant. The large, spacious 70-seat area feels more like a gigantic, stylish living room, with cushy chairs, sofas, book shelves and contemporary art, all brightly illuminated by natural light pouring through giant windows.
The relaxing setting, which begs you to linger, can be enjoyed in two very different ways. For lunch, there’s a sizable buffet with about 60 options revolving around a seasonally-changing theme. This has included Japanese and Mexican cuisine in the past, but is now focused on Singaporean dining until the end of January, with a sampling including items like Singapore Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup); Stewed Beef with Coconut and Curry Paste; Crispy Golden Deep-Fried Dumplings; and Chicken Kebabs with Satay Sauce. Weekday and weekends are respectively NT$570 and NT$630 (plus 10%, 90-minute dining limit) per person and if you show up as a group of four, one of you dines for free, improving an already-great deal.
Dinner offers a different, but equally attractive, option of seven filling western entrees, including the vegetarian Stir-Fried Vegetable Fettuccini (NT$280), Mild (Spicy) Matsusaka Pork Risotto or Fettuccine (NT$320), 10 oz. US Choice Citrus Short Rib (NT$650), and “Schweinshaxe” Roasted Pork Knuckle (NT$620). To make this a real feast, add NT$200 to any main course for a set meal with bread, salad, soup, dessert, fruit and drink.
A bar sitting on one side of the room is open to 11 p.m. and means that you can enjoy a decent selection of beers, wines, whiskies and cocktails to go with a meal, or enjoyment on their own, with some regular special offers (see pg. 14 Nightlife “What’s On” listings).
Furthermore, there are two adjoining private rooms, respectively accommodating about 16 and 40 people, for special events and private gatherings.
西屯區台灣大道三段593號1F(台中商旅) (04) 2255-6688
593, Taiwan Blvd, Sec 3, 1F, Xitun Dist (Hung’s Mansion)
12-1 pm, 5:30-9 pm (最後點餐/last order);
opens 11 am Sat-Sun/週六&日
Don’t drink and drive 酒後不開車 安全有保障