Many of my friends from abroad has been to Taiwan many times. At first, it was easy to find places to take them. As long as it's some place with unique local features, they are bound to enjoy it. But after a while, it gets more tricky... Fortunately, my friend from Singapore has suggested that she would like some tepanyaki. That gave me some sort of pointer! But when I started to search for a decent place, I realised that the cheaper places were quite lame... (not the food, but the environment and what not). There were those, and then there were really expensive and posh places. I couldn't rely on my friend to pay for the meal! Even if we were going dutch, I had to find a place that I can afford!
In the end, I found this place - hot 7. The price seemed reasonable, but the blogs I found were quite extreme. However, other than the order in which the food was served, other issues seemed to be fine. So I decided to take the chance and come here. Later on, I saw another blogger mention that he had to book a month in advance. How lucky we were! We booked our seats only the day before!
As with all Wang Steak related franchises, there were people queueing up outside the entrance!
But since we made our booking in advance, we got in with no trouble at all.
I was starting to look forward to the meal!
The chefs were a bit more cautious - wearing gloves... But the color of the gloves looks funny in the picture.
Hot drinks are served. You can also pick cold drinks!
套餐附贈的湯 - 和風牛筋清湯
Beef soup (clear soup)
套餐的另外一種湯 - 銀杏牛蒡雞肉，湯很清澈
前菜 - 沙拉 Salad.
I don't like my salad with dressing, so I can't tell you what the dressing tastes like.
Then, we waited for the main dish!
Rice with snapper and kimchi.
I honestly don't know what the deal is with the kimchi... Doesn't go well with anything at all. Could be that I don't like kimchi to start with.
The rice tasted fine. But I suppose most of us are still used to plain rice when it comes to tepanyaki!
There's also veggies! But, again, without the sprouts, people might find it difficult to accept.
Oh well, I guess you have to give them credit for trying to be creative.
最令人驚豔的應該是甜點 - 銅鑼燒吧！因為平價鐵板燒是絕對不會出現這種東西的！
The most surprising dish of all was the dessert - dorayaki! Most of us would never dream of having dessert at a tepanyaki place!
Over all, we all enjoyed the meal. But at the same time, I sort of understand why people find it difficult to accept it.
There are only a few locations now. I think they're still sort of trying out the market. There's still a lot to work on, but honestly, I think sanitary wise, it is doing a better job than a lot of the other cheaper places!
hot 7 分店分布：http://www.hot-7.com/map.html
天仙念：天仙曾經在夜市鐵板燒吃到一半遇到小強過... 整個食慾都毀了... （大哭）