Xiao Man Shi Tang, a homey diner serving Taiwanese home dishes. If you want to try what Taiwanese usually eat at home, visit here.
It’s at Guohua Street and Zhengxing Street, inside an alley. Nostalgic style designed bistro.
The owners are 2 men whom their families are working in food industry. One is selling fish and the another one sells rice. They worked together to make rice balls once at a music festival. And they decided to work together again – running this homey bistro.
Only set meal here for every customers. 360NT per one. This time we had 1 appetizer, 1 soup, 3 dishes (which are not big in size) and a small dessert.
I always prefer Cantonese boiled soup, so this is just a okay to me. Mild soup taste, the meat is quite tasty because it’s still tender.
Radish and pork liver
The seasonings here are mild, you won’t feel heavy compared with those “stir fry” Taiwanese dishes. As appetizer, pork liver is a bit too overcooked, but I like the seasonings and the sweetness from the radish.
Cabbage stew with dried fish
A typical Taiwanese home dish, I like the sweetness from the cabbage and the savory flavor from the dried fish. Good to eat with rice.
Milk fish fillet in salted pineapple sauce
I always love having this at home because I love milk fish fillet. Salted pineapple sauce is one of the common Taiwanese seasonings, taste salty and a bit sour. The taste goes well from the pineapple sauce and the sweetness from the milk fish.
以糖燻過的鴨肉去骨切絲，鴨肉的肉香十分突出，常常都覺得最好吃的鴨還是在台灣。冬粉 (粉絲) 吸滿了的鴨肉的精華和味道，富鴨肉鮮味的一碗鴨肉蒜。
Sugar smoked duck with vermicelli
Duck was smoked by sugar and debone. Flavorful duck meat with those vermicelli which have absorbed the aroma of the duck.
One of the owner’s family is selling rice from Hualian, the rice here is wonderful! I love the aroma and the texture of the rice, it is definitely one of the best food in this set meal.
最後還有甜點冬瓜蒟蒻。winter melon tea jelly as dessert.
小滿食堂 Xiao Man Shi Tang
Behind the building at no.47, Section 3, Guohua St, West Central District, Tainan City (enter from Alley 61 Zhengxing Street)
Mon – Tue, Thurs – Sun 11:00-15:00, 16:00-21:00, Wed closed