時尚高潮食記：台北米炭火燒肉餐廳 Mi Barbecue Bar Restaurant Taipei Review & vlog
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台北物超所值價前親民的米炭火燒肉適合肉肉主義好友聚餐 / Mi BBQ Bar Restaurant in Taipei Provides Best Value for Money While Feeding All Your Meat Desires
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As a meat-lover, when you’re with your carnivore friends dreaming of meat, do you opt for Taiwanese Barbecue, Korean BBQ, or Japanese yakitori?
? Do you find yourself thinking about Korean barbecue every time you step into a Japanese-yakitori or teppanyaki restaurant, and vice versa? Congratulations, like myself, you are a playboy/girl. I have serious commitment issues when it comes to food. Hence I do my #ordereverything on the menu whenever I eat out. However, I don’t believe in settling, so I fantasize about shark’s fin and A5 wagyu sushi when I have a piece of A5 Kobe strip steak complete with a piece of pan-fried juicy foie. I’ve recently found a restaurant in Taipei called “Mi Barbecue Bar” that can feed my savage meat cravings all at once. NOMNOM!
In just 3 years, Mi Barbecue has quickly expanded to 5 locations in Taipei; The “Huilong” location that we visited is the first location.
米炭火燒肉菜單 Mi Barbecue Bar menu:
Mi Barbecue Restaurant’s menu is extensive and diversified. In addition to barbecue meat, there’s also skewers, vegetables, deep-fried foods and Mi Barbecue‘s homemade exclusive side dishes. No matter how many kinds of “meat gangs” you have in the group, y’all can dine together without tearing each other’s skin off and enjoy a great time. The price is friendly, and each item is named to make you smile, Mi Barbecue finds a key not just to your belly, but also to your heart.
米炭火燒肉餐廳環境/ Mi Barbecue Taipei Huilong Restaurant environment:
The Mi BBQ restaurant at Taipei‘s Huilong location creates a casual and lively atmosphere. The left side is an open kitchen where the chefs prepare the ingredients, surrounded by a row of single seats. These seats are suitable for colleagues, buddies or guests dining alone. The right side has three large tables with six-seat seats each, ideal for group dinners; the best part is that there are three outlets for charging on the wall of our table (lucky!), allowing us to feed not only ourselves, but also our phones. Instead of regular salt & pepper, the shakers are filled with Japanese shichimi (7-spice blend) and Mi Barbecue‘s homemade salt! Usually, a BBQ restaurant offers sea salt; Mi Barbecue is much finer and powdery than any table salt or sea salt and pairs better with BBQ meat.
米炭火燒食物 / The Food at Mi Barbecue Bar Restaurant：
- 米炭火燒肉類/Mi BBQ Meat：
「五星級牧場飼養黑毛豬五花」/ “Five-star farm-raised pork belly” （$98）：
This “Five-star farm-raised pork belly” ($98) is recommended by the restaurant. Mi spares no expense and uses high-quality farm-raised pork that feeds on yogurt. It is odorless and great when paired with kimchi, garlic slices, and chili wrapped in lettuce, the “Korean way.” Our server tells us to grill each side to a golden yellow, but any BBQ pro would know that pork bellies are the easiest to burn and overcook when barbecuing. For this reason, Mi BBQ produced a flat BBQ pan especially for it. Customers will leave with no burning regrets.
「人間極品戀上牛舌」“Fall-in-love Beef Tongue”（$138）
“Fall-in-love Beef Tongue” ($138)
Readers who are familiar with my style know that lust follows gluttony whenever I’m exposed to good food. This is the part where I French Mr. “Kao (cow)” with passion. Mi BBQ‘s beef tongue is $138 for 4 pieces, which is cheaper than the average market price of $198. As long as a single side is cooked, the beef tongue is ready to eat. I recommend adding the spring onions offered by the restaurant.
「最Prime夢幻五花」（$268） / “The Primest Dreamy Marbled Beef”（$268）：
This is the Mi BBQ‘s signature dish and my favourite. American Black Angus is cut into thin slices with beautiful, evenly distributed marbling. It is comparable to the in Ishigaki wagyu beef I’ve had in Okinawa, Japan. Because of the superior quality of the meat, it’s ready to eat when both sides are slightly cooked.
「十八啦通吃老饕級骰子牛」($268)/ Shibala (Taiwanese local dice game) Food Expert’s Steak Cubes” ($268)：
Same as the Angus Beef, this”Shibala Food Expert’s Steak Cubes“($268) can also be cooked four sides or six sides to your liking.
You’re living in your meat feast, but don’t forget the veggies, Mi Barbecue‘s BBQ items also include a variety of vegetable options like onions, green peppers, zucchini, potatoes, mushrooms, sweet potatoes with cheese and corn, all priced at a lucky $68 (both “6” & “8” are lucky numbers in the Chinese culture).
- 炸物 / Deep-Fried Food：
Deep-fried food items include Deep-fried chicken cartilage ($78), herring fish ($78) and limited quantity Penghu squid ($98).
米炭火燒肉小菜、湯品 /Side Dishes & Soup：
Side dishes & soup:
All side dishes are homemade with Mi BBQ Restaurant‘s own recipe and priced at $58. “Red wine tomatoes” is refreshing and not sour at all. It is simply marinated with red wine and sugar.
“Sweet and Sour Plum radish”: As the name promised, this dish is sweet and sour and great for cleaning and refreshing your palate in between greasy meats.
“Japanese-style Beef Tendon “:
This beef tendon is a dish creates by the owner in order not to waste the ingredients. Using the beef prepared at the restaurant each day, the chef extracts the “silver skin” (a thin membrane of connective tissue found under the rib) and turns it into a lovely savoury dish that goes well with rice.
- 「蛤蜊湯」/ Clam Soup:
This complementary fresh broth is generously offered by the restaurant. We smell the aromas coming our way before even seeing it.
米炭火燒肉海鮮 / Mi Barbecue Bar/ Restaurant’s Seafood：
“Bouncy Naked Shrimp 8 pcs” ($168):
The restaurant thoughtfully pre-peels off the shell, and the shrimp sunbathes nude on the grill.
“Crystal-clear Penghu Squid (really limited)” ($198)
“Squid” is seasonal and unique to Penghu. It is very fresh and crisp and can be eaten both directly or cooked. The restaurant blanches is first so there is no fishy smell of raw food. This squid is served with wasabi from Alishan. Mi BBQ only picks out the roots to make this wasabi. The result is more flavors and less hotness. This ingredient is only available in the summer, we are lucky to try.
“Happiness-in-1-bite scallop w/tomalley” ($98):
Two jumbo scallops are served raw on a spoon, topped with crab tomalley. This dish has a strong seafood taste. Recommended to seafood and sashimi lovers only.
米炭火燒肉串燒 / Mi BBQ Bar/ Restaurant’s BBQ Skewers：
Skewers include chicken, fish, sausages and “yakitori “(chicken) items that are usually only available at a Japanese izakaya or restaurant. Some of the yakitori items are “chicken tail (butt) “, “Juicy chicken thighs“, and a specialty of Nagoya, Japan: chicken wings. Mi BBQ uses wingettes (middle part of chicken wings) for this dish.
“Chicken Tail (Butt)”:
Chicken tails at Mi require delicate preparation. For each butt, the chefs remove the hormonal tube in the tailbone to rid the butt smell. I fart a lot so I’m not afraid of “smelly butts”, but for experimentation purposes, I trick the friend who’s terrified of all exotic foods or “delicacies.” He’s never had any animal organs or any meat other than steak or chicken breasts. He tries a skewer of chicken butts after another and keeps shouting “so good! So crisp!” Completely unaware of the prank (XD): watch video
I’ve spent 6 months in Nagoya, Japan and the wings at Mi BBQ Bar reminds me of their famed chicken wings from Yama-xxxx“‘ restaurant.
Great food must be washed down with thirst-quenching booze. Alcoholic options at Mi BBQ are as diverse as the food. In addition to beer, there are Japanese sake, plum wine, and Korean Soju. You can stick to your “meat gang” and drink them your way.
Good atmosphere and great food cure my serious ADHD. Before I know it, we’ve already been sitting for 3 hours, and ordered the second round of irresistible meat!
米炭火燒肉甜點 / Mi Barbecue Bar’s Dessert：
Desserts include “Rice-cake for the Sweet Tooth” ($58) and “Sweet Potatoes with Cheese” ($68)
There are eight pieces of rice cakes in one order, and it is delicious to dip this hot and freshly grilled dessert with condensed milk and peanuts.
Sweet potato is mashed and wrapped in foil with cheese. After cooking, our server unwraps it and mixes it well together. The aromas of baked sweet potato and a tantalizing glimpse of stringy melted cheese make this dessert irresistible, even when we’re already over-stuffed!
We arrived at 5:30 pm when Mi BBQ opens its restaurant doors for dinner and left after 10:00 pm, way past my Cinderella curfew and beauty sleep time! Since I have no friends, the night feels very special and happy! The great time we get is priceless.
If you and your friends are looking for a great time with good food in Taipei, I highly recommend Mi BBQ Bar/ Restaurant.
Mi BBQ Address (Taipei Huilong Location): 891-17, Zhongzheng Rd., XinZhuang
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