Chinese – Fifi
There are many celebrity-owned restaurants in Taipei. For example, where I work, there’s Jay Chou’s Mr. J Italian Restaurant. That one is overpriced and not that great, although my view of it could be somewhat biased as I only go there when it’s work related. Heh. Anyway, Fifi is opened by Isabelle Wen, a fashion designer. It’s not just a restaurant, though. On the first floor, there is a cafe with Western-style food along with a store that sells her designs. On the second floor is a Chinese restaurant. And on the third floor is a lounge, which we finally went to a couple of nights ago. More on that in a later post …. Basically, it has everything in one building, which makes life easier for the lazy person (aka yours truly).
Anyway, couple of weeks ago, friend from the States was back for a visit, and her only requirement for fooding was that it had to be Chinese. Another friend suggested this place, and off we went. It was great. It was so good that we went there for a second time a couple of days ago. Not only is the food fantastic, but the atmosphere is also pretty great. The decor lends it an anachronistic feel. You feel like you’ve been transported to another era, escaping from modern day Taipei. And the pricing, while not cheap, wasn’t unbearably expensive either. Overall, the place is great for eating with friends. And after dinner, you can just head up to the third floor for some drinks and chilling.