No.88, Ln. 527, Daye Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
People who are not the locals would not know this restaurant even if they have read relevant travel guide. The restaurant is originally for the staff of Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (or more well known as Taipei MRT corporation) and later opened for the public with visitor registration. With plain decorations like that of general banquet restaurants, it focuses on fresh ingredients and masterly culinary skills. As the dishes are reasonably priced at about TWD150 to TWD250 each, customers may find themselves hard to resist the temptation of ordering more. Featuring Sichuan cuisine (川菜), the restaurant marks spicy dishes with chili pattern on the menu for customer’s reference. If you do not eat spicy food, there are one-third of the dishes are of mild flavor available. Braised tofu with pumpkin (南瓜豆腐煲) is richly flavored, with smooth tofu, clams and beans in the soup. Dice chicken with spicy sauce (辣子雞丁), according to the waiter, is the most spicy dish of the restaurant. However, our reporter thinks it is only of the middle spicy level for general Taiwanese after tasting it in person. The crispy fried diced chicken with glowing red chili creates a pleasantly-stimulative mouthfeel as if there is a bomb exploded in the mouth, making whoever tasting it want to have one bite after another. In general, this Sichuan restaurant hided in Beitou can definitely fulfill people who fancy spicy food no matter they dine as couples or groups.