4F., No.68, Sec. 5, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Taiwanese people love to eat hot pot. But it is not just Taiwanese people who are always on the search for a good hotpot restaurant. Tourists from Southeast Asia are especially known for searching out good ones if they come to Taiwan in the winter. In the past, Tripod King and Old Sichuan were the hot pot restaurants most commonly recommended by local people. But the market for expensive and classy hot pot now includes this little beauty: Quan. Taipei currently has three Quan branches; as well as the one in Shilin District on Zhongshan North Road and the other in Zhongzheng District, a third branch has recently opened in Breeze Xin Yi.
Be aware that, on average, every customer will need to spend about TWD800 to 1000 to eat here, and because there are only 100 seats in the Breeze Xin Yi branch, be aware that you should make a reservation first. But it is worth the high price for the experience. Furnishings here have a pronounced Chinese style, with hanging red lanterns from the ceiling and irregularly shaped stones embedded in the wall, it is an elegant and classical atmosphere. The store cashier is a converted old cupboard, a pair of small Chinese guardian lions sits at the door, and boxes of tea and teapots sit on the shelves. The relief in the balcony area and the exquisite furnishings immediately lift the mood of diners here. Each hot pot is like a piece of art. Matsusaka pork slices (松阪豬肉片) are folded into the shape of a rose and vegetables are artistically arranged. The smoked tofu skin (煙燻豆皮) even looks like an inviting cake! There is also pig's blood cake (米血) which looks like toffee, Chinese yam (山藥) and donut-shaped cuttlefish on offer. This collection of beautifully presented and tasty ingredients has first-time diners pulling out their cameras to enthusiastically photograph the meal placed before them.