Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣葉), serving Traditional Taiwanese Food, Taipei

Whilst travelling, I always feel important to try their local food. This goes the same for Taipei.

Like Yih Yih Restaurant, Shin Yeh Restaurant (欣葉) is also one of the oldest Taiwanese restaurant in Taipei City. It is a fine Taiwanese Cuisine in a contemporary setting and its brand name as brought a wholesome dining experience for more than 30 years.

The restaurant is equally popular among locals and is crowded during peak hours.

I always wonder how the chef is able to cook such a fluffy omelette. The Fried Eggs with dried Turnips was savoury and rich with the preserved dried turnips. The most important thing is that the omelette had a nice fragrance or "锅气". I can definitely finish this with just a bowl of porridge. (Food rating: 4.5/5)

Chicken and rice wine hot pot is a very strong hot pot. The alcohol percentage was very high and I felt a little groggy after taking a few sips. The chicken, on the other hand, was very tender. (Food rating: 3.5/5)

Surprisingly, this is one of my favourite items - Deep fried lean pork coated with fermented rice paste. The name itself did not attract me much but the taste was phenomenal. I love the texture and taste. It is not Char Siew or Honey Glazed BBQ Pork if you are thinking along that line. (Food rating: 4/5)

Similar to our local popiah, Shin Yeh offers fresh spring roll filled with cabbage, bean sprouts and peanuts. (Food rating: 3/5)

Spinach stir fried with garlic

The Steamed Shark Fin with pork, chicken and sea cucumber in casserole had a lot of herbs and the ingredients were very generous. I felt as if I was having Buddha Jumps Over the Wall. The portion was enough to feel four people. (Food rating: 4/5)

I love this too. The steamed buns were filled with lean pork and preserved cabbage. It reminded me of the Chinese Burger or 藍家割包. The buns were chewy and the ingredients were amazingly delicious. I love to have another one again.

The cuttlefish rings deep fried to golden brown colour with basil leaves were delicious. The basil leaves exuded a nice fragrance and peppery taste. However, the flour on the calamari was too thick. It somehow spoilt the dish. (Food rating: 2/5)

Soya boiled lean pork with bamboo shoots was amazing. The pork was very tender as if they were boiled for long hours. The sauce was fragrant and would go well with steamed rice. (Food rating: 4/5)

Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, No. 112
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5
Recommended dishes: Chinese Burger, Deep fried lean pork coated with fermented rice paste, Fried Eggs with dried Turnips