Make sure you call for a reservation, this place gets packed and there are only limited number of seatings. They have 3 rounds of dinner each night (17:00 / 19:00 / 21:00) - I went for the 19:00 so I actually have more time to enjoy my meal... 17:00 feels too rush... I read that they offer 3 price points for the omakase (NTD1,200 / 1,500 / 2,000). I don't recall being asked which "menu" I wanted but I paid around NTD1,800 in the end so it must have been the middle one. I was eating pretty much the same thing as the rest of the customers were eating so it must have been the most popular set...
I must say the owner is smart since he is testing out different business models and catering to a different group of audience with different budgets at each of his stores. (Yup, that's the Finance gal in me talking...) Can't wait to check out his other shops!
|I went there on a weekday and it was packed!|
|appetizers: candied roselle & edamame|
|Torched Scallops Sashimi|
|Sliced Squid Nigiri with Mentaiko|
It has an interesting texture - chewy.
I quite enjoyed it
|Butan Ebi Nigiri - yummy!|
|I always love my shrimp head fried but this one is even better since it's stuffed with rice!|
The rice soaked up the jus and it's just amazing
|My favorite Pacific Saury!!!|
L O V E~~~
|This is supposed to be their featured nigiri with caviar over otoro over uni.|
I actually find the flavor confusing because I can't taste the toro and uni individually anymore.
I really wanted to love this >.<
|Our sushi chef - I wonder if he is the owner.|
|The other chef torching our fish for our chirashi|
|I actually really enjoyed my chirashi!|
I loved that they torch the fish so I am not overloaded with raw fish
|A simple grilled fish|
|Perfectly cooked and just charred at just the right places|
|You can tell I really enjoyed my fish when I devoured everything!|
|Miso soup with clams and mushroom to wash everything down|
|...and finally dessert to end a nice meal in a sweet note...|
The red bean soup wasn't too sweet. Yay!
Give me rice cake anytime and I will be happy.
If you like your desserts sweet this may not be for you but I am happy :)
(Update: I am very pleased to report that my roselle were edible and tastes very nice actually... crunchy, sour, and sweet! I am shocked with the amount of sugar I added, they were still quite sour!!! I actually felt the need to add more sugar when I make my next batch!!! Click here to see how I made mine.)
Again, I really enjoyed my meal here so would recommend anyone to go and check it out if you are in Taipei!
Mánzhe Diē #1 (瞞著爹1店)
Tel: +886 0926-594575
Hours: 12:00 ~ 14:00, 17:00~23:00
Reservation and Cash only!
Again, this is an omakase restaurant so there will be no menu.