The brief time spent in Taipei did not mean a lack of opportunity to try out popular restaurants in the city. While lunch was settled at A Bi Han Ten (阿美飯店), dinner was at Qing Tian Xai, a restaurant in Datong District serving authentic Guizhou cuisine.
By the way, Guizhou is a mountainous province in Southwest China well known for its Huangguoshu Waterfall, at 74 metres in height.
With Qing Tian Xai dishing up traditional Guizhou specialities, using ingredients imported from Mainland China, there is no necessity to go to Guizhou for its famed food as they are available at this local restaurant!
Similar to my meal at A Bi Han Ten (阿美飯店), I do not have the names of the dishes I savoured at Qing Tian Xai. Oh, *face palm* banana me. However, I do know that it was a delectable meal worth repeating.
A signature dish of the restaurant, which we also had, is the double-boiled chicken stew. This is the original “essence of chicken”, Guizhou-style. As preparation takes long hours, diners are requested to make a reservation.
Look at our delicious meal recommended by the restaurant proprietor, Mr David Yeh, who himself is a chef with decades of experience.
Qing Tian Xai is a non-halal restaurant. It has a sister outlet by the name of 清真肆集 Halalan & Toyyiban Mart, across the street that caters to Muslim diners.
Qing Tian Xai
Add: 358-2, Section 1, Dihua St, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886 2 2557 7872
Web: Qing Tian Xai
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