Taipei City – 哇優 – WAYO

Value for money: 7/10
Cleanliness: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Quality of food: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

Fairly new onto the scene in Eastern area, the Korean restaurant WAYO seems to be doing really well.

 We had to book in advance (maybe 5 days) over the phone, as if you turn up at the door (anytime between 5:30-7) you are told it may be around 1hr wait until a table becomes free, perhaps longer.

The small kitchen is on the 1st floor of the restaurant, with less than 10 tables, with the main seating area on B1 where there are more tables available.

Here are the pages we ordered from:

What we ordered: 

1. Spicy stir fried rice cake with cheese $230

2. Seafood pancake $250

3. WAYO fried chicken $230

1. Spicy stir fried rice cake with cheese $230

If you haven’t had rice cake (or topoki, as it is more commonly known), then I encourage you to look for it on a menu in a decent Korean restaurant – look for 年糕 and also find the spicy version 辣.

Served on top of a mini flame, it’s kept bubbling away and continues to further fry the topoki and make it a little crispy.

So much cheeeeeeeese

This was a solid effort and definitely worth ordering. It was a tomato based sauce but didn’t taste too sweet. There was lots of cheese and the topoki was nice, too. 

2. Seafood pancake $250

Seafood pancakes are usually a staple when going into a Korean restaurant, for my liking. But, I don’t know whether I would be ordering this one again – it is a little too greasy.

There is plenty of octopus, squid and shrimp inside and the pancake is quite thin. However, it is just too greasy.

3. WAYO fried chicken $230

The side dishes can be refilled at any time, so just ask. From left to right we have: potato 馬鈴薯, kimchi 泡菜, mushrooms 香菇, spicy beansprouts 豆芽, broccoli 青花菜 and chewy fishcake 甜不辣.

This is an absolute MUST order at WAYO. They were awesome! The chicken is deliciously tender and juicy, the outside is crispy and it feels like they used oats in the batter it is so crunchy. The flavour (although it looks greasy, but isn’t) is like a lemon honey flavour and it is sprinkled with some seaweed powder. Get it, definitely. Sorry I didn’t get a picture of the inside, but there was no stopping from the first bite to the last…

Overall, WAYO is certainly worth a trip. However, make sure to book in advance. You can either go in and book a couple of days in advance, or you can call them and do it that way.

Best dish: 3. WAYO fried chicken – You’ll thank me, I am 100% confident

Dish I wouldn’t order again: 2. Seafood pancake – Too greasy for my liking.

Tuesday – Friday: 17:00-21:30
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00-15:00 + 17:00-21:30
Monday: Day off 休工
Phone: 02 2775 2872

No.45, lane 107, Fuxing South Road, Section 1, DaAn District, Taipei City

Happy Eating!

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