金品茶樓

Located near Zhongshan MRT station, this restaurant is quite similar to Ding Tai Feng (鼎泰豐), with more variety of dishes offered. I've been to this restaurant 4-5 times. The service is standard, and there is a 10% service fee. Waiters and waitresses are generally 50 years old and above. This would be a typical resraurant for informal family lunch/dinner.

Typical set of tableware at a Chinese restaurant

RECOMMENDED DISHES

#1 小籠包 (Xiao Long Bao)
One word: yum. I would say these are not as juicy as the ones from Ding Tai Feng (鼎泰豐). But still, this deserves a solid A.


#2 櫻花蝦炒高麗菜 Fried Cabbage w/ Sergestid Shrimp
Not greasy at all (I made a special request to make this 少油, less oil). The shrimp definitely adds a really nice flavor to the plain cabbage. If you want veggies, go for this one!

#3 油豆腐細粉 Tofu Jelly Noodle Soup
Daddy's favorite. Noodles are great alternatives to rice (less starch), and tofu best replaces meat. Recommended to healthy eaters.

#4 蝦仁炒飯 Shrimp Fried Rice
I'm a rice-lover, and this is my all-time favorite. Great for sharing, and recommended to everybody!


#5 紫米燒賣 Purple Glutinous Rice Shao-Mai
This is a sweet version of the original Shao-Mai. It tastes surprisingly good and I simply couldn't stop eating one after another. If you want a twist to the traditional Chinese food, this is the one.


#6 元盅雞湯 Chicken Soup
What is love? Well, this is so far my best definition of love.


The size of the dishes were satisfactory, nothing big though. Go for the Chinese dessert if you're up for it!

INTERESTING FACT
"Steamed Chinese-style layer cake" is Mei-Ling Song's (Chiang Kai-Shek's third wife) favorite dessert. It was originally called 紅豆鬆糕 (red bean layered cake), but later renamed as 美齡鬆糕 (Mei-Ling layered cake). It's a classic, popular dessert that totally deserves a try!


$$$
+price: around 300-400nt/person
+phone: (02) 25117506
+address: 台北市中山區長春路16號
                No.16, Chang Chuen Rd., Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan
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