April 7, 2013

Delicious Chinese dishes at Hotel New Otani

A bit gorgeous diner at a Chinese restaurant named "Taikan En (タイカンエン)" of Hotel New Otani (ホテルニューオータニ) in Akasaka (赤坂) for celebrating the birthday of my loved one. On Saturday, tables were fully occupied in this luxury restaurant. Staff seemed so busy, but thankfully, they reserved a window seat for us to see the beautiful Tokyo Tower.  
Hotel New Otani
Lobby of Hotel New Otani
Entrance of Taikan En
Inside of Taikan En
Toast with sparkling wine
Chinese rice wine
Stewed shark's fin 
Fried shrimp, scallop and spring vegetables
Beijing duck rolled by rice crepe 
Fried beef with mushrooms 
Fried rice and soup of white cloud ear mushroom 
Pudding, custard ban and fruit
Happy Birthday! 
Dinner was superb. Very delicate and delicious. Definitely high-rank Chinese dishes. Strong spices or seasoning are not used and oil is less used. Rich bouillon carefully made of each ingredients are used for tasting. The taste was gentle but very impressive. I don't have any idea how they can make such a wonderful taste for stewed shark's fin and soup of white cloud ear mushroom. Thanks to less oil, no heavy stomach feeling. Rather, we felt our heath was improved:)

The taste was perfect. The service was moderate for this kind of posh restaurant. The number of staff was likely fewer compared with that of customers. The price is of course high. The set meal we ordered was JPY15,750 per person and 10% service charge is added. I could be satisfied with the wonderful taste. My rating is 4.2 out of 5. Goshiso-samadeshita!

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