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Examiner article about TAIWAN Restauant: thoughts?

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Examiner article about TAIWAN Restauant: thoughts?

nooodles | Jan 20, 2005 11:41 AM

Has anyone else read the article in today’s Examiner about Taiwan restaurant on Clement? Basically, the writer raved about how cheap and delicious the food is there. So, ‘hounds, my questions to you:

-IS the food there that good? When I went, I didn’t find it bad, but I didn’t find it “good.” Did I miss something? I just remember having dumplings, potstickers, and some soup noodles. It was food purgatory: not bad, not good.

-Is anyone else incredibly put off by the fact that the restaurant, in fact, serves very few Taiwanese dishes? Even if what they serve is good, I’m very disappointed when I walk into a restaurant expecting traditional Taiwanese dishes and I find myself surrounded by tables of steamy hot dumplings and Northern Chinese noodles. It’s like walking into a place called “Rob’s BBQ Shack” and discovering that the place specializes in pad thai. Okay, maybe not THAT extreme, but Taiwan is pretty darned far from Northern China!

Name aside, how has the food at Taiwan Restaurant been, in people’s experiences? I haven’t tried it in over a year, and might be convinced to give it another chance. Especially if it turns out there’s a secret menu of actual Taiwanese dishes.

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