Taiwan Mei Shi restaurant review

taiwan mei shi

Taiwan Mei Shi is a restaurant that cooks authentic Taiwanese cuisine. It is located beside Mitsu Tea House, which creates massive competition for this eating establishment. It’s truly amazing that it has survived thus far with that kind of contention. I’ve never been here before but Amy suggested going to this outlet for lunch, mainly due to the air conditioning, and she was driving, so we conceded.

taiwan mei shi interior

The place does not have English signage so I got her to translate – Taiwan Mei Shi literally means “Taiwan Food” and it opens up to an al fresco seating area. The ambiance of the place feels very homely, with wood tones and handcrafts dominating the expanse.

taiwan mei shi aircond

The eating establishment is not as small as it looks – it actually takes up two shop lots, although the second one doesn’t carry the sign board. The sliding doors to the right leads to air conditioned comfort – a blessing in the heatwave that Sibu is experiencing right now.

taiwan mei shi net

There is a net inside the air conditioned compartment with photos of the clientรจle in compromising positions…eating. I asked about the photos and the friendly proprietor told us it is their practice to take photographs of happy diners and clip it onto the net for your viewing pleasure. I like that concept and got her to pose for a photo in front of the netting.

taiwan mei shi drinks

Amy had hot Milo (a malt drink) which came in a squarish cup that I found interesting. The quirkiness of the angular drinking receptacle makes the presentation unique. I had the Super Greeny Jasmine Green Bubble Tea just coz I found the name amusing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

taiwan mei shi waitress

This is the obligatory shot with the waitress. I noticed that she didn’t look at the digicam in each of the four shots that my colleague took…and we finally figured out the reason why. She didn’t look us straight in the eye while taking orders too! Some people shy, okay? ๐Ÿ™‚

taiwan mei shi food

Back to the food, we ordered four dishes:
Taiwanese deep fried fish fillet in sweet and sour sauce
This is good, and the sweet and sour sauce is not heavily tomato influenced and tastes rather like a BBQ sauce instead.
Salted egg with bitter melon
Everyone liked this dish – bitter melon (bitter gourd) is supposed to have a slightly bitter tinge to it, but it was offset by the salted eggs. Nice.
Sautรฉed beef with Szechuan preserved vegetable
I love tender beef slices and the mixture with the Szechuan vegetables (which includes a healthy dose of dried chillis) and claypot style serving does wonders to the appetite (and palate).

taiwan mei shi signature

This is their signature dish – Taiwanese Three Flavor Chicken. It came in a small claypot with whole garlic, onion slices and spring onions. I’m not sure what the three flavors are supposed to be – I could taste sweet and salty tones but the third flavor eludes me.

taiwan mei shi dessert

The proprietor was kind enough to serve us dessert for free – this is a special cincau (black jelly) mixture that’s supposed to be “cooling”. It came in a traditional Taiwanese cup for (sweet) soups – literally dessert. The two jellies are both made by the proprietor and not bought off the shelves, as she stressed (repeatedly).

taiwan mei shi jelly

It has the consistency of jelly, and yet maintains enough slippery fluidity to be slurp-able. Better still, the dessert was chilled, so it countered the heat while the thirst absorbing qualities of the second substance (which for the life of me I can’t remember) counters the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome inflicted by the MSG laden food. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Taiwan Mei Shi is not a bad place to eat – the food is good and the service is great. It’s a little overshadowed by the other titan eating establishments beside it, but it’s worth your time to check out the food. However, the bill came up to RM 44.40 for the three of us, which is a very inauspicious number in Chinese numerology. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. “This is the obligatory shot with the waitress. I noticed that she didn’t look at the digicam in each of the four shots that my colleague took…and we finally figured out the reason why. She didn’t look us straight in the eye while taking orders too! Some people shy, okay? :)”
    I bet I know what’s she thinking…
    “OMGOMGOMG ITS HBPOH FROM SIXTHSEAL.COM OMGOMGOMGOMG!”
    ahahahahah me and my imagination.

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  2. Looks great, man. Perhaps they meant the garlic to be the third flavor? btw, your use of the word “homely” threw me off for a second.. has two meanings, and we never use the positive one in the US ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. The 3 favors chicken in Taiwan sometime call Funny Favor Chicken. A little sweet a little savory and tangy. Salted eggs with bitter melon is an Hakka dish.

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  4. Dude, I never had 3 flavors chicken in a long time but since I live in San Francisco there restaurants make this dish and salted egg with bitter melon. I would head on to Mom’s place for dinner but I think of making those dishe myself. We came from Taiwan and Mom cooked those dishes often.

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  5. Seeing those photos of Taiwan food made me want cook up some of them for weekend dinner with friends. My late father came from Taipei, Taiwan and mom an ABC Cantonese. Love to cook when ever I have time. Most of the dishes you order were Hakka style which we ate at home when little.

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  6. Man dude, 3 flavors chicken otherwise known as Funny tasting chicken in Taiwan. My mother used to make the family that. Got get chicken now since seeing that dish and cook it at home.

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  7. 3 Flavors Chicken or Funny Tasting Chicken is pretty known dish. Sweet, savory, and sour or tangy. Beef with the preserve vegetable sometime with pork is a Cantonese and Hakka dish too. Salted eggs with bitter melon is Hakka. There some restaurant in Hong Kong do serve it but it so easy to make at home too.

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  8. HB, just wanted to say hi and I have been enjoying your blogs everyday since you started up again. You are looking your usual awesomeness!!!! US loves you and keep on keeping it real. Yeah brah.:)

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  9. YingYang: Haha! No la…that would be quite impossible since not many pure Chinese educated people reads my blog.
    Choonie: Yeah, there’s a lot of new places opening up nowadays. ๐Ÿ™‚
    suituapui: It took ages for the food to come out for us too. I think the cook cares about his cuisine so he takes the time to make it just right. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    We were just about the only ones there too. It’s a little on the expensive side, and MSG laden. I like MSG though. Mmm…MSG…
    Jen: I’ll love to! I’ll be going to KL for my sister’s wedding and will be going for the Penang Bridge Marathon too – we’ll see which trip would be better to go to Ipoh. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚
    anonymous: That’s what I wear to the office! I always wear long sleeves, to cover up my tattoos. I’ve been doing this since I started working and I’m used to it already.
    musique: Hmm…you could be right. Yeah, I know the US-centric meaning of homely. Haha! Cheers mate! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amy: Interesting! Thanks for the explaination, much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚
    3POINT8: Oh well, my car licence plate has a lot of 4’s on it too, so we’re in the same boat, my friend. Heh!
    Thomas: It is authentic Taiwanese cuisine then. Great. Three flavored chicken tastes good, I love the stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jeff: Haha! You have a morbid sense of humor, my friend.
    I like! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Vickie: I’ve always wondered, are the Taiwanese Hakka? Or is Taiwanese an ethnicity by itself?
    Henry: Great, enjoy the dish, my friend. Funny tasting chicken, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wendy: Sweet, salty and sour. Okay, will remember to check for the third flavor next time I go over to this establishment. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚
    KY: Heh! Well, at least with the 1 cent coin out of commission, it wasn’t RM 44.44. ๐Ÿ™‚
    melanie: Yeah, it’s more than enough for three people – I ate so much I had post lunch coma and was lethargic the entire afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Crunk Juice: Hello there, my old friend! It’s good to have you back again. Thanks for reading, mate. ๐Ÿ™‚
    xin: Yeah, it’s the best dish of the meal, together with the beef. I like beef slices which are tender and salty. ๐Ÿ™‚

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