Anniversary Lunch @ Shinyeh 欣葉, Taipei 101

Both of us, dining the first time at Taipei 101
Both of us, dining the first time at Taipei 101

Shinyeh 欣葉, recommended by the hotel concierge when we asked where should we head for meal, be it lunch or dinner at Taipei 101.  Of course looking at Retna, the concierge immediately recommended the Italian cuisine.  Of which, Retna informed the concierge with a smile on her face, “I love Chinese food, I am married to one,”

View from 85th floor of Taipei 101
View from 85th floor of Taipei 101

So the team then suggested Shinyeh, which when I researched online, found that many have claimed it is over hyped and the food was over rated blah blah.

Anyway, I remember seeing Shinyeh at Sentosa Singapore when we were there for the Universal Studio last year.  So, we went with Shinyeh.

View from 85th floor of Taipei 101
View from 85th floor of Taipei 101

The patrons of Shinyeh has 2 options to order the meal there.  Set meal or the ala carte.  Also please note that there is minimum spending to dine at this restaurant.  According to the concierge, to get the window seats, the charge is slightly higher, but I supposed the concierge has done all the negotiations for us, we just went in, ordered the meals we wanted, and voila.  Enjoy the food, the view as well as the company of each other.

Standing near below the Taipei 101
Standing near below the Taipei 101

We ordered a pot of gracious health tea, which is a mixed of red dates, jasmine tea leaf and others.  The mix was done by the team, not those comes in pre-packed.  So, kind of nice.

The whole meal took us about 1.5 hours to complete.  So we took a slightly longer lunch break from the meetings next door for this.

The experience to dine here is definitely better than what we got at KL Tower, the service as well as  the food, no doubt.

The starter, served at Shinyeh 欣葉 at Taipei 101.  The abalone was nicely boil and then lightly seasoned.  I also love the code fish in cube.
The starter, served at Shinyeh 欣葉 at Taipei 101. The abalone was nicely boil and then lightly seasoned. I also love the code fish in cube.
I opted for the chicken soup instead of the shark fin, my contribution to stop the extinction of the creature
I opted for the chicken soup instead of the shark fin, my contribution to stop the extinction of the creature
The Dim Sum dish that comes with the starter
The Dim Sum dish that comes with the starter
Another mini dish filled with crispy fried rice and prawn, and the chilli, really spicy.
Another mini dish filled with crispy fried rice and prawn, and the chilli, really spicy.
Decided to take the picture from this angle instead of from the top, so could see the view at the back.  This is yellow and red pepper coupled with nicely sliced and cut code fish
Decided to take the picture from this angle instead of from the top, so could see the view at the back. This is yellow and red pepper coupled with nicely sliced and cut code fish
The dessert.  From the top left, that is the bitter dark tea, followed by the soya bean with sliced mango and pineapple tart cubes
The dessert. From the top left, that is the bitter dark tea, followed by the soya bean with sliced mango and pineapple tart cubes
Fried Vermicelli on the right and Shinyeh famous fried rice to fill the stomach, if one could still eat
Fried Vermicelli on the right and Shinyeh famous fried rice to fill the stomach, if one could still eat

 

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