Dinner @ Longtail (Taipei, Taiwan)

September 30, 2020 in European by thywhaleliciousfay

My 2019 trip to Taiwan was a trip with my Mom and youngest brother. And I really wanted to treat them to delicious food, but also at a place where they wouldn’t feel uncomfortable. Uh huh… Unlike me, they aren’t into fine-dining. And after researching, I felt Longtail would be a good venue to bring them to. With 1 Michelin star, Longtail was more of a semi-casual restaurant than a posh restaurant with strict dress code. And so, reservation was made for 3 through Longtail’s website for a Saturday evening.

And we arrived punctually at the restaurant at 7pm. From the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4), we ordered:-


1) Fig toast, ricotta cheese, port wine, lemon balm, NT$380 (above)


2) Foie gras and duck confit dumpling, nuoc mam, peanut, pomelo, NT$680 (above)


3) Char siu bao, house kimchi, coriander, NT$420 (above)


4) Fried chicken, sweet potato, piri piri, NT$480 (above)

5) Tilefish spring peas, parmesan, lemon, herbs, NT$980 (above)

6) Pork chop, sukiyaki sauce, taro, chive, NT$1080 (above) – The fried yam ball added a nice touch to the dish. Reminded me of our Chinese ‘yam dish’. Love it!


7) Whisky-chocolate mousse, maqau pepper, Taiwanese chocolate ice cream, NT$320 (above)

We had a lovely dinner at Longtail. I was relieved my Mom and brother enjoyed themselves. Not all dishes were hits, but my favourite was the foie gras and duck confit dumpling while my brother’s was the fried chicken. If one’s looking for a relaxed yet cool-to-be-seen-at eatery with good food and interesting cocktail concoction, Longtail would be an ideal venue. My brother and I ordered 2 cocktails, but didn’t take any pictures. Sorry.

Would I recommend Michelin-starred Longtail? Yes!

LONGTAIL
No. 174, Section 2, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2732 6616, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon, Wed & Sun : 18:00 – 02:00
Ambience: 8
Thur – Sat : 18:00 – 03:00
Value: 8
Service: 7
* Closed on Tues