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MAGAZINE,May 2001. VOL. 8 ISSUE 5
162, Hsi Tun Road, Sec. 1
Hours: 11am-12 midnight
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restaurant immediately piqued my curiosity, not only because it
is decorated in the style of old Shanghai but also because of the
horses. That's right, real horses, next to the restaurant's
One of the owners, Ms. Su, has a ranch in Houli, out in Taichung
County. Previously, she kept an entire menagerie of ostriches,
camels and other animals outside the restaurant, but with the coming
of winter, she worried that the animals would be exposed to the
cold. So, she moved some of them back to the ranch, with the horses
and turkeys remaining at the dining establishment.
Inside, the restaurant is full of antiques. Even
the motorcycle that is used to deliver food is a classic, imported
from the United States. Ms. Su said she did not worry about the
restaurant's antiques being damaged, noting that she didn't mind
people touching the antiques because everything in the restaurant
was for the enjoyment of its customers.
This restaurant features reasonably-priced cuisine
from Shanghai and Canton (Guangtung) but there are several Taiwanese
dishes as well. Recommended dishes are the various kinds of congee
costing NT$50 to NT$120. The congee is slowly simmered, so
that the rice is soft and fine. Definitely try the specialties including
Shanghai Royal Congee, Bamboo and Abalone Congee and Fish Congee.
These dishes are made with high quality ingredients, and a lot of
time and effort have been spent in creating their unique taste.
But, if congee is not what you crave, there are set meals for NT$69,
including Kungpao Chicken and Beef and Vegetables with rice, in
addition to seafood specialties starting at NT$100.
Those who eat at the restaurant, versus taking their food
out, receive a free pot of hot tea and dessert. It is easy
to see why I left Shanghai Royal Congee feeling full and satisfied.
After your meal, enjoy looking at the antiques or animals.
You will soon understand why this restaurant is so alluring, and
well worth a visit.