2018 Michelin Guide Restaurant: MIPON
Taiwanese cuisine has integrated with different cultures and thus is rich in variety. Among all the Taiwanese cuisines, MIPON chooses to present banquet cuisine – one of the most representative Taiwanese cuisines – to our guests. By utilizing fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods, we aim to recreate the original Taiwanese gourmet. In MIPON, you can feel the warm hospitality behind every dish and experience an unforgettable taste of Taiwan.
MIchelin Star? No way!!I was at this restaurant just last week. I was there only cos I flew SQ, and on the menu, I saw that SQ collaborated with them, and I thought given SQ's usually high standards, this restaurant must really be something else. Boy, was I wrong... 1st, the location; it is located away from town, and commute via the train is not convenient as you will need to walk at least 10-15 min (no fun to walk in the cold and rainy weather) 2nd - ambience was just so so, and not as glamorous. Feels like walking in to a Din Tai Fung or Dian Xiao Er. 3rd - price point was perhaps the only plus point I would give them. For a Michelin star restaurant, the price point was ok 4th - service of the restaurant waiters/waitresses....was below par. I asked for hot water, which they filled to the brim in a teacup. How could I even hold it, let alone drink it? 5th - quality of food was below par, in terms of aesthetic presentation as well as taste. You would expect the side of the plate to be clean and not have splatters of gravy; and for vegetables to be placed nicely on a plate, and not have the look of it being just scooped from the wok I left the Restaurant Manager to recommend their *Star* dishes. He ordered : 1. Braised Pig Trotters (which tasted terrible as the pork had a stench and was 'pungent') 2. Omelette with preserved Radish - too much preserved radish, and a tad too salty as a result 3. San Shu (a kind of leafy vegetable) - this was well done 4. Taro with Bee Hoon - the bee hoon soaked up the soup, which was a shame 5. Dessert which was White Fungus with GIngko Nut. The soup was 'slimy', which is because the fungus has been soaked too long in the soup. Worse still, the white fungus was not properly prepared; there was a huge chunk attached to the stem, making it aesthetically unpresentable Worst of all was when I gave my feedback to the Restaurant Manager, there was no service recovery. And I was already very polite when I spoke to him This will be the ONE AND ONLY time I am visiting this restaurant!!!
Best cuisine in TaipeiThe Taiwanese cuisine at this restaurant is amazing and accompanied by helpful and friendly staff. 5 stars is well deserved as this has been the best cuisine we’ve had in Taiwan since arriving.
Very DeliciousThe restaurant is at the third floor of the Grand Mayful Hotel. We were invited by our friends and we were specially treated. The beef was served with original saffron and the fish was covered with wheat, which were interesting. The final touch was by almond milk doped with pastry.
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