Taipei City – Taiwan Bistro

Value for money: 7/10
Cleanliness: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Quality of food: 8/10
Overall: 7/10
If you’re hungry after going up Elephant mountain and don’t just want to dive into the nearest 7-11 you find, you’ll probably stumble across this first, anyway. It’s worth a try.
Unfortunately it was raining a lot when we visited, so pictures of the outside are out, sorry.
There’s plenty of space inside.
We sat at the bar.
I like to take a look at what you can order, first. It’s all clean and all looks (and smells) delicious.
Chef combination for 2 people
滷味拼盤 – 兩人份
Lǔwèi pīnpán – liǎng rén fèn
$360
We shared this between 3, accompanied by a few other dishes, too. It was plenty, to be fair. If you’re really hungry, then I would suggest share this between 2 and get a bowl of rice/noodles, too.
On the plate is an assortment of different types of tofu, salad leaves and some intestine, too. It’s pretty good, to be fair!
This is my pick of the bunch, though. The intestines have a chewy and soft texture with plenty of flavour. Paired with the slightly sweet, almost smoked spicy sauce it works nicely – especially washed down with a beer!

Cherry smoked duck
煙熏櫻桃鴨
Yān xūn yīngtáo yā
$200

I am always in search of smoked duck, of any kind. I really enjoy smoked meats. This duck was great. Shared between 3, the portion size is obviously too small. But, shared between 2 with the sharing plate as well, and you’ve got plenty of food.
The flavour of the duck was great, it tasted really fresh. I always enjoy some salad leaves accompanying it, too.
Bean sprout salad
涼拌豆芽

 

Liángbàn dòuyá
$60
It’s not bad, but I won’t rave about it, either. It’s a fresh bean sprout salad.
Sweet potato congee
地瓜稀飯
Dìguā xīfàn
$30
It took them around 30-40mins to get this to us, and it was more like soup than congee.
Too watery, not much flavour, no seasoning and barely any rice inside. I won’t be getting it again, that’s for sure.
Taiwan beer
台灣啤酒
Táiwān píjiǔ
$120
Taiwan beer is alright, but next time I will spend only around $50 more and get a nicer beer. They serve a lot of the Taiwan Tea Ales here, so I will be going for them, next time.
Opening Times:
Monday – Sunday
17:30 – 01:30
Tel:
02 2720 9820
台北市信義區信義路5段150巷315弄12號

No. 12, Alley 315, Lane 150, XinYi Road, Section 5, XinYi District, Taipei City

Happy Eating!

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