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神旺商務飯店銀柏廳：台北隱藏的超值飯店與ＣＰ值超高下午茶！San Want Hotel Residences Taipei – Best Hidden Gem for Afternoon Tea
There’s a hidden gem in Taipei called San Want Hotel. Of all the luxury hotels I’ve visited across the world, I haven’t heard of San Want, so I added it to my list and paid them a visit a few days ago.
Arriving the wrong location is only reasonable for a first visit because Google search results show the Zhongxiao East Road location first. We were going for San Want’s Afternoon Tea, which is served at the Nanjing East Road location. Luckily, I paid enough attention to the address this time and answered “I am going to the San Want on Nanjing East Road!” with confidence when the driver questioned me.
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(English/英文）：Turns out, San Want has two locations: San Want Hotel Taipei and San Want Residences Taipei. The ladder calls itself a “business hotel.” Usually, the first result on Google search is the bigger San Want Hotel located on Zhongxiao East Road, but the one we went to was ” San Want Residences Taipei ” on Nanjing East Road. Calling themselves a “business hotel” is just being humble, the interior is clean and elegant, similar to a star-rated hotel. The service at San Want Residences Taipei is also five stars.
Before I stepped out of the car, the receptionist already rushed out of the hotel, across the road to open the car door for me, she escorted me step by step into San Want Residences Hotel, and up the elevator to my destination: San Want Residences’ restaurant/ dining Lounge on the second floor. Passing the green velvet curtains is the dining lounge, with tones of gold setting a royal atmosphere. There’s a row of golden bar table with stacked plates below. I’m guessing it’s for a buffet at the hotel. Luxurious Baroque style patterns help us get into a royal high tea mood. Today we are here to taste the “English Classic Afternoon Tea.
Our visit was on Monday afternoon, and we had the whole place to ourselves, making it a struggle to share this hidden gem.
台北神旺商務飯店銀柏廳菜單ＭＥＮＵ/ San Want Residences Restaurant/Dining Lounge Menu：
- 三層的雙人英式經典下午茶售價僅僅 $780， 高貴不貴，還附$200元以內飲品，菜單中200元以內可選的飲料包含各式咖啡及茶飲、奶茶、牛乳飲品（調味牛奶、歐蕾）以及濃縮蘋果汁和濃縮蕃茄汁。我們選了「榛果拿鐵」。除此以外我們還點了花園沙拉 （$250）。花園沙拉是全素的，有綜合生菜、小蕃茄、紅蘿蔔片和黃瓜。
The 3 tier stand classic “English afternoon tea for two is priced at just $780 and includes a $200 drink or less, I’d call it “accessible luxury.” Drinks options under $200 on the menu include a variety of coffee and tea, milk tea, flavored milk, au lait, and apple juice or tomato juice from concentrate. We chose the “Hazelnut Latte.”
To get our veggies, we also ordered a garden salad ($250). The garden salad is a vegetarian salad with mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrot slices, and cucumber.
San Want’s afternoon tea set has excellent value for money.
We thought the three-tiered set was already a steal, better times lay ahead. Before the 3-layer stand, a plate of savoury snacks included in the plate set was served. The savoury plate consists of smoked salmon with bread, crabmeat spring rolls, and smoked-chicken and cheese sandwiches. Smoked salmon on bread is shaped into a rose with capers in the middle on a piece of lettuce and Mayonnaise. The cold spring roll is Vietnamese style, topped with Thai sweet and sour sauce. The smoked chicken sandwich has three layers of toast, a piece of white toast is sandwiched in the middle of two brown toasts. The sandwich has two slices of cheese and a thin piece of smoked chicken with Mayonnaise. Each dish has 2 servings. Nobles don’t fight for food.
After the savory treats, the three-tier rack is served with fresh cream and honey. Each snack is served in two as well. The bottom layer includes raisins scones, chocolate muffins, and sesame pannacotta. The middle layer features mango cakes, cheesecakes, and currie pastries. The top tier contains cookies, macarons, and guava fruit slices. Warm scones and curry pastries are recommended to be eaten immediately, and the scones can be enjoyed with the honey and cream. The curry pastry is crispy and flaky and full of flavours.
Our server came to us about this time to take our order for our waffles. There is more “value” for the money! The options for Waffles include original flavour, banana chocolate or seasonal fruits, we choose seasonal fruits. The item is a full-on waffle cut in four pieces. Most Taiwanese count the waffle itself as a full meal. I am concerned about the restaurant’s P&L (profit and loss) now. Freshly baked waffles are cut into four pieces and served with whipped cream, strawberry ice cream, and mixed fruit. the “mixed fruits include slices of melon, pineapple, guava, and grapes.
sugar cravings strike after a savoury meal, hence desserts are eaten last, usually. Who knows, dessert can also trigger salt cravings. Last week, I followed my cravings and ordered a savoury meal after a 24-piece afternoon tea set at Courtyard Marriott Hotel Taipei. I ended up enjoying their exceptional Eggs Benedict eggs, which I still cannot stop thinking about. I decide to repeat the same footsteps and order the ” beef noodles” ($320) at San Want Hotel Residences to see if I can get lucky again.
The trick works every time! Tried and tested. The beef noodles at San Want Hotel taste natural. Finer noodles make it easier to slurp. The original flavours without excessive additives leave you wanting for more, even for I who don’t like Chinese food. I can’t help but wonder if sweets trigger a different taste bud for savory food.
All-in-all, San Want Residences Hotel Taipei has been tried and tested! Providing excellent quality for the money. From service to dining, this “business hotel” has way passed its level and reached the standard of a luxury hotel.Collaborations or become one of us（邀稿、合作、或加入「時尚高潮的團隊）： 賴 （Line）ID: Tinkeebellezza ( 沒有 @，“T”大寫，要傳訊息才看的到哦！） Line App ID: Tinkeebellezza ( Capital “T,” without @, please send us a message, so we don’t miss you!) https://line.me/ti/p/Riv8JfyrwU Email: email@example.com 電話/ WhatsApp: (+886) 958771010 追蹤＆按讚 / Connect with us： ＦＢ （Facebook): http://www.facebook.com/fashionecsta 追蹤： @FashionEcstasy ( I G、 推特） follow: FashionEcstasy (Instagram & Twitter) 還有： @Tanya.fashionecstasy (IG) @HsuTanya (Twitter) Also: @Tanya.fashionecstasy (Instagram) & @HsuTanya (Twitter) Youtube YT訂閱 / Please subscribe to our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/FashionEcstasydotcom?sub_confirmation=1