Zhejian cuisine is the style of our family cuisine. Since college though, mum has stopped cooking every meal for us. Some Zhejian cuisine are quite complicated to prepare, thus we only get to taste some of them during special occasions. If we're too lazy to prepare, sometimes we'd visit restaurants like this one, to satisfy our taste buds.
It was Mid-Autumn festival when we came. But other than having a simple meal, we also had another special mission - to see its banquet hall and menu.
I can't remember if they charged us for the bottle of wine we brought to have with out meal. Some people might not think that wine goes with Chinese, but since the Chien family is notorious for drinking (hey, at least we drink responsibly! So should you!), we could drink with anything.
We ordered a set meal that day, seeing that there were only three of us. It was the easiest way and the most economic way to order.
This drunken chicken is one of the best I've tasted so far in Taiwan. Now, I haven't tried that many, and this dish is not that hard to find. But I do know that nine out of ten shops mess this dish up. The massive chicken leg tastes tender, and you can easily still taste the aroma of the Shaoxing wine used to marinate the chicken.
Since it's been a while... I'd forgotten the name of this dish... (I can see now why people take photos of menus...)
I do remember though, that you need to rap that in the veggie.
This was a simple sprout dish, but the restaurant gave it quite a pretty name, which I have forgotten, also... (sorry)
Pickled mustard green with bai-yie tofu was a delight. It seems bland, but the seasoning was just right for a mouthful of rice to go with it.
This was the first time I'd tried this famous dish of General Tso's Chicken. Quite good. Recommended to those of you who's sick and tired of kongpao.
Scallion pancake was a dish that my dad insisted on ordering. I don't realy fancy scallions, so I try to avoid every dish that used scallions as its main ingredient.
My parents rather enjoyed it, though.
This combo came with a dessert dish.
We were quite full from the rest of the dishes, that we had to have it to go.
The restaurant is actually famous for its Dongpo pork. However, since the meat-loving family member of ours was absent from this meal, we chose not to order it. From what I heard though, the dish was kind of disappointing...
This was my second visit to the restaurant. But since the publishing of this post, I'd made my third visit. The other two times were family banquets, and there were many elderly members at the table, thus making the occasions unsuitable for taking pictures of the dishes. On a special note, the third visit was for a special occassion, for which we were a little disappointed. We ordered a table and a half's portion of food, but the amount we got that day was quite insufficient. The drunken chicken didn't live up to the other night's taste either. We thought that it might have something to do with the wedding banquet that was going on at the same time...