MUME TAIPEI: Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants for Fine Dining
MUME TAIPEI: ASIA’S BEST 50 RESTAURANTS
INTRODUCTION: MUME TAIPEI
Upon walking in, you get an immediate warm-cozy feeling. The restaurant is not big. Dimly-lit decor gives off a slight modern-classy romantic vibe, yet it can be casual at the same time. The restaurant does its best in providing a high-end feel, especially with its slide out utensil drawer with fitted slots for each tool.
The type of food is mainly Modern European-Asian fusion. When it comes down to fine-dining, don’t expect huge portions. Prices are more towards the higher-end, even for American standards. Come with at least another person, so you can try out different dishes.
For starters, try their Chicken Liver Brulee. It comes with a side of bread with butter in the shape of an egg-yolk and some salt. Brush the liver onto the bread or eat it alone for a stronger flavor.
Next is their small dish, The Wagyu Tartare (NT$480 or $16 USD). This was incredibly delicious. A small bite has the right portion of different textures and flavors.
Then come the entrees. The first dish is The Crispy Amadai (NT$1080 or $36 USD). The entree first comes out with just the two Crispy Amadai’s alone, and then the waitress pours the soup base into the bowl itself. I really loved the crispy texture of the fish. The soup was flavorful, but the fish itself was a bit bland. For an entree worth at this price, I was not sure if this was worth it.
The second entree is the Beef, the most expensive dish on their menu (NT$1280 or $43 USD). The Beef was good, but it was not the best quality beef I have tasted. It was definitely not worth the value for its money.
The cocktails were good and presentation was at its finest. They have a good selection of red and whites. We opted for the Lowkey Earl Grey and the Kavalan Whiskey.
Service was as expected for a fine dining restaurant. The food came out quick with short waits, and the waitress changed the plates when they were dirty