Sister to the original RyuGin in Tokyo, Taipei’s Shoun RyuGin serves celebrates Taiwanese produce, presented using Japanese kaiseki techniques and sensibilities. The menu features a map of the ‘Ilha Formosa’ ("beautiful island") to show where those ingredients come from.
They rank No.31 on Asia’s 50 Best restaurants (here) and boast 2 Michelin Stars. Dining here is a special experience. I enjoyed the tea pairing as well as the artfully presented dishes featuring premium ingredients.
Pomelo, Sweet Shrimp, White Miso
Abalone, Maitake, Fennel
Red Sea Bream, White Gourd, Green Onion, Clam
Bonito, Tuna, Squid, Umi-budō (Sea Grapes)
Butterfish, Cabbage, Shiso
Japanese Lobster, Bamboo, Vegetable Fern
Eel, Japanese Mustard
Duck, Onion, Water Bamboo, Pickles
Koshi-hikari Rice, Threadfin Fish, Ginger, Sweet Chilli
Pickled Radish, Pickled Turnip
Roselle, Fig, Tapioca, Yoghurt Ice Cream
Chestnut, Red Bean, Green Bean, Mochi
Date of dinner: 25/10/18Tweet