Before this, all I knew about Movenpick was that their ice cream seemed pretty good. When we passed by the shop, we didn't think too much about it. We were supposed to visit this chicken place. We had wanted to visit for a while, and finally found the time to go. Unfortunately, after a long bus ride, we discovered that it was under renovation... Bummer!
But as we were getting hungry, we needed to decide on a contingency plan. My other half wanted to try Hooters... (I'm sure you know why!!). I refused (of course!). Why would I want to go into Hooters? Ridiculous! Anyway, so we walked back to Movenpick and took a look at the menu. We thought it was going to be expensive, but turned out, it was okay. It was only a little more expensive than Brown or Dantes. But with its exotic brand name, we reckoned that the food would be much better than those two. So, we decided to give it a try.
玉米濃湯 Corn chowder
蔬菜湯 Veggie soup
The good thing about having company during a meal, is that you get to try different dishes. Both of these soups were pretty good. The bowl seemed to have a special design. There's a little ditch that keeps the spoon from sliding, and it also helps carry the bowl.
The bread seemed pretty normal, but it tasted fine. There was one each, and we didn't ask for more, so I'm not sure if you could ask for more.
The bread went well with both types of soup.
波爾多牛肉焗飯 Gratin rice with beef in red wine sauce
It had been a really long time since I had beef. So I had little interest in this dish. But it seemed quite nice.
There were also enough beef chunks in the dish.
西班牙海鮮烤飯 Spanish Paella
Seeing the plate was already satisfying enough! Then squeezing the lemon on the dish made me even more excited about the dish. I had to ask for another piece, only because I luuuuurrrv lemon!
It was, indeed, delicious! But please do not expect anything authentically Spanish. Authenticity and good taste are two different things. The rice in this dish had been cooked to suit the taste buds of Taiwanese. Too soft. But I love how the lemon blends in with everything.
During the meal, we also saw table side service, which seemed exciting! Next time, we should order a salad for this!
Lastly, comes the drinks! Again, I ordered something sour - lemony juice!
And for someone who was not afraid of losing sleep - coffee!
In the end, I reckon despite the slightly higher prices, the food and service is a lot better than Brown or Dantes. If you can't afford to dine at proper restaurants, this is not a bad choice at all! Although I feel that they have too few waiters and waitresses and too many tables to wait on, still, the service is quite satisfactory. Overall, I highly recommend it!