Located in the popular neighbourhood and shopping district of Ximending (西門町), Kingwueng Pork (金圓排骨) is the best Pork Rib restaurant I have eaten in the district. At the basement of a shopping mall - Wan Nian Shang Ye Da Sha (萬年商業大樓), this 30-seater modest-looking restaurant did not have any trouble filling them.
The interior has simple furnishings - metal tables and stools, each with cutlery containers.
The rice meals were value-for-money that came with steamed rice topped with sides, the meat plate and a bowl of seaweed soup. A hearty meal for one.
In 2009, there was a lawsuit on the use of the patented brand - Kingwueng Pork (金圓排骨), which caused many interests. This restaurant is believed to be the branch of the Kingwueng Pork (金圓排骨) brand.
Kingwueng Pork (金圓排骨) is one of the stops whenever I am in Taipei.
The total dining spending today is TWD220, equivalent to SGD9.60. A great and cheap meal for two.
Chicken Thigh (鸡腿飯) Rice came with a piece of fried chicken thigh with a handful amount of pickled cucumber slices, steamed white rice topped with braised minced meat, and a bowl of soup. The chicken thigh had a crispy, fragrant skin and succulent meat. The marinade was extremely fragrant and mouthwatering that I could not stop salivating the moment I was served. It was one of my favourites whenever I dined at Kingwueng. (Price - TWD120/ SGD5.25) (Food rating: 4/5)
Pork Ribs/Pork Chop (排骨飯) Rice, just like the fried chicken thigh, came with the steamed rice and soup. The marinade was fragrant and thin on the pork cutlet. There was a nice peppery taste and the meat was easy to bite. The pickled cucumber slices were thin, yet very refreshing. Just like the fried Chicken thigh, the pork cutlet was heavenly. The fragrance and the taste was unforgettable that you would want to come back for more. (Price - TWD110/ SGD4.80) (Food rating: 4/5)
A great side dish, the pickled cucumber slices (黃瓜) were crunchy, mildly sweet and refreshing. A must-have side order when you are dining at Kingwueng. (Price - TWD30/ SGD1.30)(Food rating: 4/5)
The soda, Apple Sidra, was apple soda. It was once sold in Singapore. (Price - TWD20/ SGD0.80)
Address: 臺北市 萬華區 西寧南路70號 B1-11 (萬年商業大樓); No. 70 Xining South Road, Wanhua District, Wan Nian Da Sha, Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan 108
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5