TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
here was a saying that originated from the Han Dynasty: “While the king’s life depends on people, the people’s life depends on food.” As time passes, the thousand-year-old traditions are also changing their meaning. The definition of food has gone from being a daily substance to a pursuit of a higher quality lifestyle. As the Lunar New Year arrives, let us embark on a Michelin journey, where we get to explore an array of different cuisines—Sichuan, Cantonese, Taiwanese and more—all rich with excellent and delicious flavors.
A Royal Experience
Another gem located in the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel is The Dragon. Rich with modern Chinese ambience, the interior is decorated with moiré totems and antique artworks, radiating with a sense of elegance and refined humanistic aesthetic. The restaurant offers seven different private dining rooms that are perfect for any occasion, with the Wanchun room being the biggest one offering a special palace-style dining experience. As the waiters in Qing Dynasty costumes serve the food, the diners are immersed in the ancient, elegant atmosphere of Chinese culture.
The authentic taste of The Dragon’s Cantonese cuisine is presented in various dishes—Cantonese stir-fries, home dishes, dimsum and siu-mei—by a chef team with decades of experience from Hong Kong. Signature dishes include Roast Duck in Cantonese Style that uses Beiping duck from Yilan and over ten different kinds of Chinese medicine and spices, the stir-fried Pork Spare Ribs with Chinkiang Vinegar and the Bamboo Charcoal Buns that perfectly combines the flavors of charcoal with almond. Through the inheritance of traditions, innovation is sought within timeless classics to create the most delicate and delicious Cantonese flavor.