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MAGAZINE, June 2006
TIEN XIANG HUI
7, ChaoMa Road
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-10 pm;
11:30 am-10 pm (Saturday/ Sunday)
Credit cards accepted.
--By Tammy Huang, translated by Cara Steenstra
Originating in Mongolia, the hot pot soup
base here is prepared from over 60 kinds of Chinese herbal
medicines and natural ingredients. This is why Japanese customers
who have tasted this hot pot decided to open a branch in Tokyo.
No sauces are necessary; the food absorbs the goodness of
the soup base to provide a great taste of seasonal ingredients.
All ingredients are carefully selected from unpolluted organic
farms in Nantou and Shengang. Also available are the handmade
Golden Thread Love Cakes (NT$120), which reportedly only two
people in the world still know how to make. These traditional
cakes--much loved as snacks by the Qing dynasty imperial family--are
fragrant and crispy with a delicate taste that keeps customers
returning for more. Also available is the sweet and refreshing
handmade Lemongrass Jelly. The two-person Healthy Royal Deluxe
Set Meal is between NT$900 and NT$1,200. The average dining
bill here is NT$400 to NT$500 per person.