Last visited 18.11.16
The very first meal in Taipei, gotta be good.
Quite a while ago I came across an article about the reason behind the opening of Mume in Taipei, at that time I didn’t know the existence of Noma. I haven’t been looking out for Taiwan’s gourmet until recently that I was planning to visit Taipei, then Mume popped up again, of course Raw appeared too (these two are always in comparison), wanna visit both restaurants but failed to book a table at Raw. I read quite a few of articles about Mume after then and discovered that the chefs there have worked in different Michelin restaurants around the world. And what more, the founder and chef Richie Lin has worked at Noma before. What a squad!
Mume offers a la carte menu, almost tried every single dish on the menu, all dishes are delicious and well-executed. For appetisers I particularly like the liver brûlée, the chicken liver parfait was delicious itself already and with that crispy caramel on top, I just like it. The country sourdough was another dish I like. I was a little disappointed with the fresh shucked oyster, the flavour of the calamansi granita was too strong that I couldn’t taste the oyster anymore.
For the smaller dishes, I love the wagyu beef tartare, its texture and the strong flavour of beef. I also appreciate the Mume salad which consists of more than 20 types of local vegetables, and the fermented black beans enhanced the taste.
Tried all the main dishes, all good. Personal preference, I like the bbq pork ribs, like the sweetness of the sauce that came from the plums, and the meat was tender. The most surprising dish was crispy amadai, the fish scales were fried thoroughly to make it crispy and edible.
Lastly for the desserts, tried two out of three, again they were all delicious. Unfortunately I don’t eat cucumber so I didn’t try the one named ‘cucumber’ (it seems to be the best amongst the three, from the look).
Highly recommend, what more can I say.
Address: No. 28, Siwei Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Telephone: +886 2 2700 0901