Monday, January 11, 2016

taiwanese: i still strongly recommend SHIN YEH

112 Zhong Xiao E Road, Sec 4, 2FL 

MRT: ZhongXiao/DunHua


hours: 11 am-3:30pm, 5-10:30 pm


Kid friendliness: high chairs and kids dining ware available. lots of kid friendly dishes and kids will enjoy the chewy almond tofu

Visit reviewed: 12/1/2015
Previous visits reviewed: 8/2008 & 9/2006

Din Tai Fung might be the most popular restaurant in Taipei for tourists, but if you have a Taiwanese relative visiting, it's very likely you'll end up at Shin Yeh, as I did with during my last lunch with my aunt visiting from NY. A perfect choice for those looking to try family style classic Taiwanese dishes in a modern, comfortable setting, I've taken many a group of friends from the states who dug the stir fried vermicelli, the soupy loofah squash with clams and the upscale version of the street snacks guabao and run bing. Even with just the three of us (and my grandma doesn't even eat that much), we ended up with a table full of my Googoo's favorite dishes and a bagful of leftovers she could enjoy for a midnight snack. If you want to go all out and fancy, Shin Yeh has a branch on the 85th floor of Taipei 101. Shin Yeh 101 has set menus and window seats for a premium to dine with bird's eye view of Taipei (though I prefer their ala carte menu over their sets).

Stir fried noodles with seafood (NT$195)

Wok seared pork liver with coriander (NT$280) 

Crispy fried fresh oysters dip (NT$300) salt and peppa dip!

Sauteed shrimp with pineapple (NT$395)

Fresh spring roll filled with cabbage, bean sprouts and grand? ground peanuts (NT$160)

Deep fried pork roulade with coriander (NT$185)

Original Branch 
No. 34-1, ShuangCheng Street 
(02) 2596-3255 
Hours: 11 am-1 am 

NanXi Branch 
No. 12, NanJing West Road, 8F 
(02) 2523-6757 
Hours: 11 am-9:30 pm 

Shin Yeh 101 
No. 7, XinYi Road, Sec. 5, 85F
(02) 8101-0185 

Xinyi Mitsukoshi A9 
No. 9, Songshou Rd., 8 Fl 
(02) 8786-1234 

No. 21-2 Shuangcheng Street 
(02) 2592-5966


Spike said...

What is the melon cooked with the clams?

Ken said...

@Spike that's 菜瓜 luffa

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weiyu said...

wonderful blogg. Going to Taipei in summer. Must try all your places. Too little time.
Wei from Stockholm

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Uma said...

The food photos made me drools.