I googled for the best xiao long bao in Taipei, other than Din Tai Feng, Su Hung restaurant’s name appeared. So why not give it a try since we have been to Din Tai Feng for a few times d.
So the nearest station to Su Hung Restaurant is Shandao Temple Station. Here’s the map.
From the signboard.. you can probably guessed that the restaurant featured mostly Jiang-Zhe cuisine and Shanghai cuisine. Jiang-Zhe cuisine means the cuisine in the area that covers Jiang-Su and ZheJiang province. But.. not too much of history for now.. lets get back to the food.
A very simple and clean setting for the restaurant..
We were lucky we went early and we got ourselves a table. Normally the waitress would recommend us to make reservation. It was packed while we were eating half way.
Drunken Chicken 醉鸡 (NTD 240)
The marination was just spot on. Not too heavy but rich in flavours. Meat was juicy and tender. Everyone loves this.
Shanghai Claypot Vege Rice 上海砂锅菜饭 (NTD 160) One of the traditional cuisine of Shanghai. Very light and fragrant. I personally like this one because the veg adds some crunchiness to the rice.
Claypot Tofu with crab roe 蟹黄豆腐煲 (NTD 240) Not as creamy as I thought but still yums! The tofu…silky smooth. Somehow the essence of the crab roe penetrated into the tofu and just yum yum yum!
Sponge gourd and prawn xiao long bao 丝瓜虾仁小笼包 (NTD 150)
Compared to the normal pork xiao long bao, this one is more refreshing and light.. Even if you’ve eaten half dozen of them, you still don’t feel anything. Haha!
Dong-po meat. Braised 3 layered pork + Mantou 东坡肉 ( NTD 380 + NTD 60)
The secret of a good dong-po meat. It melts in your mouth. Yes it somehow did. I don’t know how to describe this piece of goodness. It looks fattening, but when it melted in your mouth, its very comfortable. It looks very salty and heavy but when you take a bite on it, its just sync perfectly with the mantou! I bet a bowl of rice will be even more perfect with this.
Last but not least.. this is something rare. There’s not many restaurant or chef who can still manage to prepare this. Its called “Yan-Du-Xian” 砂鍋醃篤鮮. (NTD 380)
Its actually means braised pork, bacon, ham, bamboo shoots, tofu, and green vegetables in a claypot. Sounds easy but it is not. All the ingredients are slow cooked in the claypot until the soup turned white. The soup is very flavourful, the best of all the bacon ham pork and vegetables makes it sweet and creamy to be consumed. I love it!
So this is our sinful lunch of the day! Very much happy with that.
Not only that, the price is reasonable.
The restaurant served us green bean and barley soup as dessert before we left. Very good service. Good price, good quality of food and good environment and so = Happy Tummy!
SU HUNG RESTAURANT
Address : No.2-1, Section 1, Jinan Rd, ZhongZheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel : +88622393186
Webbie : suhung.com.tw
Operating hours : 11.30am – 2.00pm, 5.30pm – 9.00pm