Value for money: 8/10
Quality of food: 8/10
Since 1967?! I do like that statement in a restaurant. Quite often you see many shops close and many shops open around Taipei, that it is nice to see these sorts of restaurants maintaining their custom for such a long time – a sign of a sure deal if ever there was one.
There’s also a 2nd floor, but we ate here.
This is their self-service station, which is good in the sense that they don’t charge you a 10% service charge. But, on the flip side, it largely relies on the customers to maintain hygiene when using it…
This one looks extremely well kept, though!
The chefs here are busy making the steamed vegetable dumplings.
Got a great shot, here!
They have a really good selection of appetisers here, and it’s right as you come in the door – so it really draws you in. However, they are on the pricier side for these such dishes. In most places they’re priced around $40-$60, but these ones here are around $70-$90.
Plenty of things on here to get your teeth into, that’s for sure.
小菜 – 丁香辣椒蛋
dīng xiāng là jiāo dàn
I was so excited when I picked this up, as I am a big fan of both spice and eggs. Together, surely it’s a winning combination? But, alas, the flavour was just bland. I couldn’t understand why so much chilli could just fade away when it was in your mouth. But, it did. I wouldn’t pay $90 for this again.
SuHang steamed soup dumplings
sū háng xiǎo lóng bāo
Not many greater sites when eating around Taipei, than a bamboo basket with these beautiful offerings inside.
The soup inside these was heavier and darker than many I have had before. The flavour definitely tasted more concentrated and flavourful than the offerings at DingTaiFeng or JinDing. The skin was quite thick, but I don’t necessarily hate that about them.
The pork filling is plentiful and the taste is a tried and tested one that works well, time and time again – winner.
Stir-fried Chinese rice cakes
xuě cài bǎi yè (nián gāo)
I love, love, love the Korean rice cakes (topoki). However, I am not so madly in love with the Chinese rice cakes – thinner, different shape and different texture.
They were very chewy, and resembled those overly chewy balls in your bubble milk tea. The flavour of the dish was delicious, though, I just didn’t like the texture of the rice cakes much at all.
NingBo egg fried rice with fried pork
níng bō pái gǔ dàn chǎo fàn
The fried rice was good, but the one at JingDing is much better. The rice was clumped together and over-cooked so that it became soft.
The pork, however, was deliciously juicy whilst still carrying bags of flavour from the spice used on top.
Hot and sour soup
suān là tāng
I think soup should be ordered with every meal like this, often I will order the hot and sour soup if I see it on the menu wherever I go. This one had tonnes of black pepper on top which I stirred in before taking the photo (doh). I always enjoy the thick nature of this kind of soup.
The flavour was nice and sour, made aromatic and spicy with the addition of black pepper. I enjoyed it a lot.
Not bad for 2 people, at this kind of restaurant, I think?
Monday – Sunday
11:00 – 20:30
02 2394 3725
No. 14, Roosevelt Road, Section 2, ZhongZheng District, Taipei City