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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
HACHI JAPANESE HOT POT
(02) 2752-4388, 2752-4288
8, Alley 10, Lane 223, ZhongXiao East Road, Section
Hours:11:30am-10:30 pm (3-5:30 pm closed)
Credit cards not accepted. 10% service charge.
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--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
Kuma Hachi Japanese Barbecue, situated
near Sincere Department Store, has always been famous
for high-quality ingredients. Expanding its horizons,
Kuma Hachi opened a restaurant at the end of last year
that mainly sells dainty Japanese-style hot pots. There
are four hot pot soup bases: Sumo, Milk, Kimchi and
Shabu Shabu. Sumo Pot consists of burdock root, chicken
bones and pork bones. Slow-cooked, the root is said
to release nutrients that can be compared to ginseng.
In addition, the Sumo Pot took second place in a "Smoke
Free Restaurant" hot pot competition. The Milk
Pot is one of the most popular, with a base prepared
with Wei Chuan's Lin Feng Ying High Quality Milk and
Katsuo Soup Base for a creamy-fresh flavor. The Korean-style
Kimchi Pot is prepared from kimchi specially made by
the restaurant and slow cooked with pork bones. The
tastiest meat in the restaurant is the pork. Specially
selected black-haired pigs are chosen for their fresh
"wu hua" meat. These top-grade cuts ensure
that the soup base becomes sweeter and tastier as you
add seafood and vegetables. Apart from hot pots, sashimi,
Stone Pot Mixed Rice, Japanese-style salads and many
other items are also available, there is all-you-can-eat
at lunch (NT$429), dinner and all day holidays(NT$499).