Qin Wei Guan is one of our friend’s favorite restaurants in Taipei. We purposely did not eat much for lunch to prepare for our dinner at Qin Wei Guan since they warned us that we would eat so much. Qin Wei Guan serves dishes from the Shaanxi Province of China. Shaanxi cuisine is influenced by the numerous Muslims living in the area called Shaanxi Province (陝西). To accommodate local palettes in Taiwan, the owner Lin Hui-lin (林惠玲) has added fish, pork, and tofu to the menu. (via Taipei Times)
To learn more about Chin Wei Guan, I recommend reading two articles. One is this blog post by iEATTAIWAN. The other is a restaurant review of Qin Wei Guan on Taipei Times. There were surprisingly more vegetarian dishes that I thought. I especially loved the dish made with tofu skin. I could have it everyday! Other fried vegetable and noodle dishes were excellent as well. Everything was delicious and I walked out of the restaurant feeling I didn’t need to eat for a week. The restaurant was packed and did not see any open table even though it was on a week day night. You would probably not be able to get a table without a reservation.
We went to Qin Wei Guan especially for the lamb dish which our friends raved about. You could see the photos of the dish below.
Growing up in Japan, I hardly ate lamb meat as a child. To me lamb can taste gamy depending on how it is prepared. This lamb was something else, though. The lamb dish came with a side of salt, pepper and some spices. We dipped lamb meat in this spiced salt which I loved. Why does salt taste so good…? Anyways, the flavor of the lamb spreads in your mouth and melts. When we saw the lamb and all other dishes that came to our table, we all said there was no way we could finish it. Well, we did. Here are some other dishes that we ordered. These are not all of them. I was too busy eating than taking photos. I also did not want to forget taking photos of the kids.
I miss all the delicious food we had in Taiwan!! I think of Taipei as a gourmet city probably thanks to our friends who introduced us to their best and favorite places. Looking at the photos I had taken during our trip in Taiwan make me so nostalgic!!
Qin Wei Guan 秦味館
No.2, Lane 138, YanJi st, Taipei
TEL: +886 2 8771 3288
Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 17:30 – 22:00
Other posts on Taiwan can be found HERE.