Tucked away in a side street 上朋 Japanese restaurant has a great façade
Since quite some time I wanted to post this little story of two old friends going on a stroll to celebrate life at a Japanese restaurant.
上朋 (Shang peng) Japanese restaurant, not far from the International Centre for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taoyuan where we were teaching, was our choice.
上朋 restaurant curtain
We ordered Sake. Jim preferred the cold one which came in a carafe with a whole in it in which ice cubes were placed to keep the Sake cold. Fancy stuff. I choose the warm Sake which was a delightful drink.
The cooled down Sake
Simple and easy: warm Sake
We booth choose one of set-menu type meals, also for the sake of convenience. As it turned out we should not be disappointed. The cold dishes set before was were very tasty. More appetizers should follow.
上朋 cold dishes
More cold appetizers were to follow
Japanese food is art
Also the fish is tastefully presented
The Sushi platter was divine
Then came the ingredients for the soup
The soup was boiled on a table stove. The liquid was not held in a clay pot but in parched paper. Then
we dropped the ingredients above into the broth and let it cook for a while.
Isn’t the soup beautiful?
A sauce was presented to dip the fish and vegetables in
A selection of fruit ended our meal
This was a wonderful meal in a very peaceful atmosphere. The service at 上朋 is excellent. The food is reasobaly priced, and as customer you have the feeling that you are king. I highly recommend the place.