Ying Chi Dining Room (英記茶餐廳) is a restaurant I’ve probably been to more than a dozen times, though last week was the first time I finally remembered to take photos before hoovering everything done.
So as you might have guessed, I love this place. It’s part of the same group that owns New CB Party KTV, so they are always situated together. They have three outlets, though I can only vouch for the one in Banqiao in New Taipei because that’s the one I go to most, though I have visited the one in Ximen before. I have heard mixed reviews about the Fuxing store.
The beauty of the place is that the you have a wide variety of selections (unfortunately the menu is in Chinese only), from traditional yum cha dim sums and BBQ meats to Hong Kong tea cafe rice, noodles, toasts and milk tea/coffee beverages, as well as Taiwanese congees and clay pot dishes. They even have Taiwanese beef noodle soup, sashimi and sushi.
The scary thing is that most of their stuff is excellent. It’s not going to be the most delicate cuisine you’ll ever have, but there’s no deny that it tastes darn good. My favourites have to be their top-notch BBQ meats (we tend to get a triple-platter), their wonton noodle soup, and their stir fried beef rice noodle, though you really can’t go too wrong with anything. The service is also extremely quick, and the prices are reasonable, probably ranging from about NT$150-400 a head, depending on what you order and how much you want to eat.
These are some of the things we had during the most recent visit.
I wish I had some photos of the seared salmon sushi and other dishes because they are sensational too.
This is the type of place you can go to in large groups or visit over and over again because there are so many selections. Good food, fast service, reasonable prices — can’t ask for more than that.
Ying Chi Dining Room (英記茶餐廳)
Address: No. 1, Section 1 Zhongshang Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City (nearest MRT: Fuzhong)
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-12:30am
Website (Chinese): http://www.newcbparty.com/ycbr3.htm (contains details of other stores)