Friday, June 22, 2012

Teppanyaki in Kaoshiung


My dad took the Hub's and I took this amazing Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant in Kaoshiung.  The cuts of meat were absolutely delish and superb quality.. it is definitely not Benihana haha.. although to be fair I do occasionally enjoy the kitchiness of Benihana :p


Our Chef!



Our sauces they were DELICIOUS!  They were made fresh on site.. and you can definitely tell a difference even down to the sauces as opposed to the bottled sauces and dips you would get at Benihana.

Amuse Bouche

The opener was so yummy.. the noodles were made from radishes with a shrimp and freshly made tofu with caviar on top in a yummy consomme.

Pumpkin soup w/ baked cheese bread


See the tiny cups??

Appetizer

The chef steamed the chawanmushi on the grill right in front of us!!  This was soooo yummy!  It was topped w/ foie gras and roe




I'm actually not even entirely sure what this was... some kind of clam I think? and scallops! r



Shrimp & Chicken

Enoki Mushrooms

Fried Garlic

YUMMMMS fried garlic is so nommy.. I can eat them like chips haha

Salad w/ mandarin oranges



Kurobuta pork

Can I just say I'm OBSESSSSED w/ Kurobuta pork (also known as Berkshire pork).. it was SOOO DELICIOUS!

Kobe Beef


The Kobe beef was also delicious.. but I'm a pork fan through and through.. last meal on earth would definitely be Kurobuta pork please!!

Caramelized Banana


This was SOOOO NOMMY!!!  Honey caramelized banana's are SOOOO crazy delicious!!  I love this!  I really dislike banana's but covered in sugar and grilled.. I could eat a giant plate of them.. I was seriously tempted to ask the chef for another one puhahaha.

Fruit plate

I love star fruit :)  I always look forward to going back to Taiwan so I can eat starfruit.. and isn't it cute that they even cut part of my orange so that I don't have to peel it back myself? hahaha


After our lunch we went downstairs into the lounge area for coffee and tea... can I just say I WANT MY FUTURE HOUSE TO LOOK LIKE THIS?!  It's soooooo pretty!!  I love tufted ANYTHING! Chairs, sofa's, headboards.. ESPECIALLY tufted headboards!!  It just looks so glamorous!

40 comments:

  1. wow the food looks really good! I like watching chefs cook my food.

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  2. The star fruit is really cute! AH! I have never had star fruit ever! I have to try it someday! :p Sometimes I go to Benihana's for the same reasons you do, haha, not for their food but just the atmosphere or something =p

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  3. hello taiwan twinsies!!

    the food looks so yummy. i got to try Kurobuta pork one day. mangosteen is my fav tropical fruit.

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  4. That looks so good! It's like a fine dining Tepanyaki haha, definitely not Benihana... Love to try it someday =]

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  5. omigod the food looks so delish! i'm hungry now!

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  6. Wow Wow Wow!!! Lisa this place looks incredible...I have been to quite a few places in L.A. (including Benihana) but nothing as gourmet or stunning as this...I am compelled to show the hubs your gorgeous pics! :)

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  7. OMG the food looks sooooo good!! It makes me really want to go to taiwan soon!

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  8. Yummmmy! The food looks so delicious!

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  9. at work with a crappy coffee, and the first blog post I read is yours. I hate you lisa! Kidding I don't :p hahaha
    Your post just made me salivate a bucket load and I'm starving, lunch just seems so far away!

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  10. Holy Moly!!! I never thought that there would be such a high class teppenyaki place anywhere hahaha just because of the style of the food I would think it would be hard to make it seem posh. I wanna go here if I ever go to Taiwan!!! Your dad sure has great taste! Hahahah the style of the lobby is so you! Posh and chic but classy too!

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  11. Your post always makes me so hungry! I love the fried garlic the best though!

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  12. Everything looks sooooo delish!! The decor is gorgeous as well. So lucky!

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  13. Ahhhh, looks great!

    Happy Friday!

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  14. oh my gosh, this all looks beautiful and delicious! thanks for sharing this experience with us- looks like you quite enjoyed yourselves!

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  15. Lisa: your post never fails to make me hungry. I saw your new post last night in my blogroll after i decided to skip a dinner and had an apple instead. I thought i would wait after i had a breakfast in thea morning to read, boy i was glad i waited..lol. Yummy!!!!!!

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  16. Why is it that you eat at the most amazing places ever??!!!!

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  17. uh..can i give you my legs and you give me all the yummy food you get to eat?! i think it`s a pretty fair trade!

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  18. hey lisa! poo food pics! i love the presentation! looks so yummy!
    i remember having teppanyaki here, doesn't look nearly as good as your pictures though. I remember the chefs were doing fancy fire tricks, and told me to come up to do a trip, and due to peer pressure i did, and embarrassed myself when he did a fancy egg cracking trick and mix just went PLOPCRACK! lol

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  19. I like fried and backed garlic, especially when it's spread onto a nice piece of bread! Also, the caramelized banana looks wonderful. I haven't made one in such a long time!

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  20. omg all the food looks sooo yummy! i think i need a bib!!! So jealous Lisa!

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  21. Hey Lisa, your food pics make me hungry! This is not the typical steak teppanyaki - seafood, foie gras. You are one lucky girl! Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  22. oh my gooooooooooooodnesss, this makes me hungry girl!! i really want to go to taiwan now hahaha

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  23. This looks VERY Good!
    What is the address or name, do you happen to know? I may keep it for future reference if I do go Kaoshiung. :)

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  24. I'm literally drooling as I'm watching this...LOL

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  25. hey! how are you? haven't visited you for a while cause i was very busy but i am back now! i am back and i can see again a very yummy post from you! the food looks delicious even tho i haven't tried it! it just looks amazing! xx

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  26. Wow that teppenyaki looks so delicious and way more fancy than the type I am used to seeing - I love carmelized bananas too!

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  27. wow.... that looks delicious! your post is making me hUNGRY! :D

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  28. I have no idea what half of the stuff you ate is, but everything looks delicious! That caramelized banana looks really tasty..it sounds like something you could make yourself at home too.

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  29. Lisa! I'm so jealous that (1) you're in Taiwan again and (2) you had yummy Teppanyaki. Your foodie adventures are the stuff of envy and my eyes devour every single picture (0 virtual calories yay). :D

    I have a cute Bennihana mug from when I tried out out in NY many years ago which I keep around as a statue (it's rather awkward as its intended function).

    xo,

    Jess

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  30. wowwwww!!! def makes Benihana look like the food court hahahaha

    this place is so pretty too. i had no idea teppanyaki could be so classy.

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  31. I am salivating in your photos Lisa! Haha! I love the shrimp and chicken and then when i saw the kobe beef! Aw man! I so envy you!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  32. oh wow this looks delicious. I'm such a foodie and your blog always has the best food on it haha

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  33. Wow everything here looks incredible. This has to be the best food post i've seen so far! The scallops look soooooooo good!! ^_^

    Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

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  34. Looks soooo yummy! I haven't had teppanyaki in so long. Did you like pork while you were in the US? I hate eating pork when I'm here in North America.. but can't get enough of it in Asia. It tastes so much better there!

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  35. Arggggggh!!!! You make me feel hungry now! although i never had teppanyaki but form you photo it definitely show how delicious was it! hehhe:)

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