Supper was like something that cannot be omitted during our trip in Taipei as the food here was exceptionally incredible for our liking. We purposely took MRT brown line to Technology Building station and head to Xiao Li Zi Restaurant.
We were totally surprised as the 2 storey eatery was almost full during our arrival at 10:30pm. Judging by the large crowd at the restaurant, deep in our heart was thinking, it must be good!
There was only a type of food offered here - porridge but the option of dishes were simply amazing.
With an oval shape table in the centre of the restaurant, an assortment of dishes were displayed and available for our choosing. It may appeared to be a simple process but the variety of dishes really gave us a hard time in choosing, as every dishes looked so tempting for us!
The server even patiently to respond to our enquiries on the dishes served. What we needed to do was tell them which dishes we wanted and they will make a smaller plate to put on our tray.
The verdict? We ordered char siew, meat balls and tofu. All these dishes go well with a bowl of porridge, not too overwhelming nor oily in term of taste. The char siew was not the typical crispy and firm char siew we had but it was more toward a soft and chewy type.
The meat balls have a decent meaty flavour and came with cabbage. Well, the chef really thoughtful and spent efforts in making all the dishes the best companion of a bowl of porridge. If it was meatballs alone, probably it could not blend well with a bowl of porridge but addition of cabbage changed the entire settings.
Garnished with an overwhelming amount of coriander leaves, the slices tofu gave a boost of flavour to the plain porridge. The softness and smoothness of the tofu was not arguable, and this simple dish was a perfect match to the porridge.
An gigantic pot full with porridge with potato were given to us. The portion could probably served up to 6 or even more bowls of porridge. Sorry we have to waste food tonight by leaving some porridge in the pot.
Total cost was just 290 NTD for a very fulfilling supper. In a restaurant with air conditioner setting, the price was indeed wallet-friendly.
Actually there was another shop neighbouring to Xiao Li Zi restaurant, naming No Name restaurant and they have the similar settings with Xiao Li Zi restaurant as well. The choice is always on your hands to pick the one that suit you the most.
营业时间 : 5:00pm - 6:00am
On the way back to homestay, we saw a cute dog and a grumpy cat. Silly me to the extent that trying to grab the attention of the cat by giving him a camera.
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