Memory by WANYI 宛儀
- Specialty: Japanese Eel Rice, Tempura - Awarded Michelin Star 2018 Dad and I literally stumbled upon this place while we were walking around playing Pokemon Go. We were hungry, Japanese is my favorite, we wanted to try a new restaurant, and this place seemed so welcoming with its shiny new Michelin sign at the door. **CUISINE: Japanese** The restaurant actually specialises in eel rice. Everything on the menu has eel. **LOCATION** Quite convenient, next to the Zhongshan Junior High School train station. Not located on a big street, but it’s in a quiet, safe area. **FOOD: 9/10** Dad and I got the small tempura set dinner. Great presentation. Started with a sashimi platter, tofu and seaweed appetisers. Tempura set was super delicious - clearly very fresh, batter was light, tempura sauce was fragrant and all the seasoning options on the side were perfect. One of the best tempura I’ve had in Taipei so far. After we were done, they served the eel rice (choice between marinated eel or grilled eel; Dad and I both got grilled eel). Choice of 5 seasonings on eel rice, so you can season to your preference. They left a bowl on the side, so you could turn a portion of your eel rice into a soup! Loved it. Dessert was a homemade vanilla/caramel custard pudding, Japanese style of course. So yummy. **SERVICE: 8/10** They were fully booked when we walked in (no surprises there, it was a Saturday night) but they let us sit at the bar. Staff were quite friendly, but I could tell they were rushing. We didn’t have to wait too long between courses; just enough to let the food settle, but not long enough that we wondered when our next course would come. **ENVIRONMENT: 10/10** It’s kind of dimly lit, so I guess you could call it romantic. In a very Japanese way. Very clean. The restaurant is actually not that small. Bathroom is clean and comfortable, they even have the automatic Japanese toilets. **VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10** Total was NTD2688 for 2 people (~HKD700). So that’s NTD1344 per person including tax & service charge (~HKD350). Reasonable for a Michelin Star restaurant. For Taiwan, it's considered a little bit expensive, but by international standards, very reasonable. **WOULD I COME BACK: Yes** **RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS: Yes**
No. 23, Lane 313, Fuxing North Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
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