Black Restaurant (Hei dian, Chinese: 黑店)
In Chinese, “hei dian” means store which will cheat or rob their customers. Thus, in Chinese meaning, the name of this restaurant is pretty weird and funny. Despite her name, this restaurant is really popular in meat and fowl that stewed with soy sauce and strained (Lou Mei, Chinese: 滷味). This little restaurant is hidden in between some alleys, so it is pretty hard to find.
Lou Mei dish – All the foods in this dish are stewed with special soy sauce and strained before severed, it included eggs, kombu, pig’s ears, and special bean’s skins that made by egg, glutinous rice, and zha cai. These kind of skins are one of the traditional foods in lou mei dishes.
Chicken drumstick rice – The chickens are stewed with special sauce and then deep-fry. While the chicken skins are already stewed, thus when the chicken are deep-frying, it won’t absorb too much oil.
Spareribs rice – This is the popular rice in this restaurant. The spareribs are unsalted, only fill in appropriate doubanjiang and potato starch while deep-frying. Then sever with different kinds of beans, pickled vegetables (Suan cai, Chinese: 酸菜), Chinese fermented black beans (Douchi, Chinese: 豆豉), pig’s skin, chili and peppers, and rice.
Address: No.8-10, Lane 62, Sec. 1, Jhongjheng E. Rd., Danshuei Township, Taipei County 25147, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: 02-2805-2790. Service Hours: 10:30 – 13:30, 16:30 – 19:00
Tai G Restaurant (台G店)
Tai (Chinese: 台) which is stand for Taiwan. The popular of this restaurant is due to their food are her medication soups. Most of the soups have put in Chinese medicine and chicken, thus people are able to have healthy and delicious soup in the same time.
Chicken medication soup – This soup is their popular soup. It contained Chinese date (Jujube), wolfberry, astragalus root, angelica sinensis (dong quai), Chinese knotweed root (ho shou wu), etc. Then boil the soup for over two hours. The best of this soup is it does not have a strong flavor of Chinese medicine.
Chicken with sesame oil soup – The soup base included sesame oil and cooked ginger, then add a large amount of water and boil for seven minutes. The chickens are really delicious since it has a strong flavor of sesame oil. However the soup base is really oily, so I just serve it as a dip instead of soup.
Address: No.95, Yingjhuan Rd., Danshuei Township, Taipei County 25151, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: 02-8631-6800.
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