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307 Da Duen
Tel: (04) 2319-1852
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner Hours: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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While researching a recent 'Into the Spirits', I got into a conversation
with some Koreans. The topic drifted to the Korean community
in town, and naturally where to eat. Their opinion was unanimous;
the only decent Korean restaurant in town was Da Han. A Canadian
friend of theirs confirmed that the food was very good. Naturally,
I had to try it.
The décor is a bit drab, especially considering they have
been open for three years. A few traditional Korean costumes
and knick-knacks adorn the walls, but the center of attention is
the TV set lending an atmosphere much like a normal neighborhood
The décor, however, is not why I was there. The food
is prepared by one Korean cook and by a Korean overseas Chinese, and the quality and authenticity of their meals makes this a very
The highlight of my meal was their Ginseng Chicken.
The ginseng makes it a bit expensive at NT$600, but well worth it.
The chicken was so soft that the meat melted in the mouth, and the
bones so soft they were edible! The broth was excellent as
well; I almost felt myself growing healthier as I ate.
I also tried the Teppanyaki Beef. This dish is likely to
be very popular with most diners, though a little oily for my personal
taste (which is unusual in this regard).
Their kimchee (spicy pickled cabbage) was, of course, something
special. My companion, who normally eats slowly and avoids
spicy foods, starting eating this dish like there was no tomorrow.
This dish is a must, you can't visit a Korean restaurant and skip
the traditional kimchee!
There are other notable dishes worth checking out here. One
favourite is the Spicy Tofu soup (la dofu tang) at NT$220 for a
small serving, and NT$380 for a large. Another is the Pao
Tsai Hot Pot (pao tsai huo guo) for NT$220 as well
as the Shr Tou Ban Rice (shr tou ban fan)
One interesting dish is the Korean Style Jian
Bing (han shr jian bing), available in seafood and veggie
versions. Made with green been flour, these are unlike Taiwanese
By the time you will be reading this, inexpensive
NT$80 special meals will be available as
To round out your meal I highly recommend the
pleasantly smooth Korean wine (han guo shau jiu). If
you don't drink, then try out the ginseng tea.
For those of you who like to try something different, this is one
place you can't miss. It is located one block down from the
north side of the Daduen Carrefour, at 307 Daduen 12th
st. They are open for lunch between 11 am and 2:30 pm, and for dinner
between 5 pm and 9 pm. If you get lost, you can call them
at: (04) 2319-1852.