Taipei

Silk’s Club

September 02, 2010

In a city bustling with life, the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei hotel offers an elegant blend of traditional decore and contemporary comfort. Situated in the Zhongshan District in the heart of the business, shopping and cultural districts, our luxury Taipei hotel’s location is a short give minute walk from Chung Shan MRT station. Hotel amenities inluding a rooftop pool, the world-famous Wellspring Spa, boutique shopping, meeting facilities, business services and a variety of luxurious room and suite choices.

Restaurants inside The Grand Formosa Regent Taipei hotel include Azie, The Brasserie, Silk’s Club, The Gallery, Silk’s House, Mihan, Robin’s Grill, and Robin’s Teppan. You do have to be a club member of the hotel or hotel guest to use it’s facilities and eat at any of these restaurants.

Silk’s Club at the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei Hotel.

Serving authentic cuisine with an innovative Shanghainese and Japanese menu with a dark tehemed lounge exuding calm, serenity and elegance, you are surrounded by the unique bamboo decore, whose scent along with the calm permeates the room. Sitting atop the highest floor of Grand Formosa, savor the most magnificent view as you dine and look upon the lively streets of Taipei’s business circle. Here, the juxtaposition of cuisine and ambiance work in perfect harmony and is translated into a simply refined experience so that you may sit back and relax while enjoying life as it was meant to be enjoyed.

House salad.
Lettuce, okra, sliced tomatoes, olives, corn, and alfalfa sprouts. Tossed with a light Japanese style vinaigrette.

 

Steamed cod fish.
Fresh, tender cod fish that is steamed and then dressed with a light soy sauce and topped with freshly sliced chives.

 

Abalone.
Stir fried glass noodles with carrots, chives, mushrooms and abalone served in a clay bowl.
Did you know that the dust created through the cutting and grinding of abalone shell is dangerous? Appropriate safeguards must be taken to protect people from inhaling these particles. [Wikipedia]

Braised beef. 
Slow cooked braised beef seasoned with soy sauce and topped with chives served in a clay bowl.
Melt in your mouth tender.

 

BBQ beef.
I believe these were BBQ short ribs but I could be wrong. Topped with toasted sesame seeds.

Sashimi.
Fresh raw fish sliced thinly. Includes salmon (sake), tuna (maguro), and yellowtail (hamachi). Served with a side of sea urchin (uni) over a bed of alfalfa sprouts, topped with black caviar.

Each main entree comes with a set of sauteed vegetables, cold dressed squid, steamed xiaolongbao, rice, and a bowl of traditional black chicken soup.
I was quite surprised to see black chicken soup. It’s a quite common Chinese healing soup that is usually accompanied by various complementary Chinese herbs and it more nutritious with less fat content. The chicken is completely black, from its skin down to even its bones. The meat is a greyish color. You get a plate of fruit and Taiwanese mochi at the end of the meal.

Thank you Third Grand Uncle for the delicious meal and fine dining. I enjoyed this family luncheon very much.
Unfortunately, I was not able to get the official titles of the main entrees. The manager informed me that this restaurant is restricted to Silk Club members. Special note: The Silks Club is a private club located on the top floor of the hotel, consisting of a lounge and two restaurants for the exclusive use of hotel guests and club members.

Grand Formosa Regent Taipei Hotel
41 Chung Shan North Road
Section 2
Taipei, Taiwan
21F
2523-8000
http://www.grandformosa.com.tw/EN/Club/Intro/

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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