Address: Venezia Place, 1160-8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC 6X4B3
The Molangs have been meaning to try this place for a very long time! The Taiwan Taipei Original Pot restaurant always seemed to be packed with people. A rainy Saturday night called for a hearty meal.
House Special Marinated Cucumber – $5.88
Spicy garlic marinate + crisp cool cucumbers = delicious appetizer. This really got our taste buds going.
Three Spiced Squid – $10.88
At $10.88 per dish, the portion size is a bit disappointing. Still, this dish was packed with flavours – scallions, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and basil. The squid rings/legs were crunchy but not chewy. Be sure to order a bowl of rice to go with it!
Traditional Bone-in Hua Diao Chicken (SM) – $20.68
The sauce in the chicken pot was very similar to that of the three spiced squid. One of the key ingredients was the premium rice wine (Hua Diao). The chicken, scallions, and veggies were cooked in a boiling pot of special sauce, and the resulting flavours were heavily concentrated. We needed an extra bowl of rice to soak up all the remaining juices/sauce/gravy (whatever you want to call it)!
Molang Scores & Verdict
Heavy and satisfying chicken!