One of the main reasons we decided to travel to Taipei in December, was of course, the amazing Japanese food! Taiwan is fairly influenced by Japan considering its proximity, so there’s quite a lot of high-quality Japanese food available 🙂
Hidden in a corner of Songshan District, near Breeze Centre is 瞞著爹/ Mán Zhe Diē / ‘Hide From Father”s third branch. To be honest, it doesn’t look special at all…. But sashimi awaits inside!!
“嘜歹勢，甲己来”, i.e. don’t be shy, go ahead! There’s a large pot of ‘soup’/tea outside for waiting patrons to drink!
Sake dad ordered. It was… strong.
Mentaiko 過貓／Wild Veggie Salad (??)
Works fine as an appetizer, but not a must-try. Was well-seasoned, with generous chunks of mentaiko.
King Crab Miso Soup, 60NT (SGD$2.60)
While we loved the Shrimp Head Miso Soup our previous visit, we decided to try the crab-based soup this time. It was however, fairly disappointing, and tasted like any other miso soup.
荒海蝦散寿司 (Mixed Sashimi-Shrimp Chirashi Don), 350NT (SGD$15.00)
Sashimi Lump, Rouge Shrimp, Halibut Fin Meat, Minced Tuna, Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, Conger Eel, Squid
海膽月見軟絲丼 (Mixed Sea Urchin Chirashi Don), 520NT (SGD$22.30)
Sea Urchin, Squid, Minced Tuna, Egg Yolk, Salmon Roe
特选综合海鲜丼 (Premium Mixed Chirashi Don), 520NT (SGD$22.30)
Salmon, Conger Eel, Scallops, Rouge Shrimp, Halibut Shrimp Meat, Minced Tuna, Squid, Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe
The don that I ordered (the first one) happened to come with a mini-grill and seaweed to roll sushi in! Grill the seaweed over the fire until it’s crispy, and wrap the rice and sashimi inside. The seaweed is free flow – if you run out, simply ask for more 🙂
There’s really not much for me to review the individual dishes here – each dish is spectacular in its own way, and it’s simply a matter of what fish you prefer. Definitely a must-try if you love Japanese food, and happen to be in Taipei.
Environment: ★★★★☆ (The Taylor Swift music playing on repeat wasn’t very fitting for the Japanese atmosphere; you’re also forced to share tables, which may not be comfortable)
Price: ★★★★★ (You really can’t find sashimi at the quality in Singapore, especially at this price.)
瞞著爹三店 台北市 八德路二段 346巷 9弄 17號 1楼
Third branch, No. 17, Alley 9, Lane 346, Section 2, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan