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“Incredible dining experience! ”

Ke Ren Cheng Traditional Health-Preserving Foods
Ranked #6 of 161 Restaurants in Luodong
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Never did I expect tucked in a little quiet corner of Yilan, there is this gem of a authentic restaurant in the owner's house. The restaurant reminds me of an old and traditional Chinese 客站 that I have only seen in movies. At TWD620 per pax, the degustation menu was worth every cent of it. No fanciful or expensive ingredients, but these comfort food tasted wonderfully great, befitting their presentation on many of the handmade tableware.

Thank Vicphua22
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This small restaurant in a country villa can be easily reached by car or foot from the nearby Luodong Bencheng Park. Once you reach the courtyard you will be welcomed by the most friendly set of young waitresses you can imagine. Very little English is spoken here, but thanks to Google Translate, every dish arrived with a simple but gorgeous presentation and ceramic wares, and with the corresponding translation on every waitress phone. 10 dishes were served efficiently and with a warm smile, and each one of them had superior flavours and textures. simply superb for just over 500 Taiwanese Dollars, quite an amazing deal. particularly flavourful the pork belly!

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Thank Nolinice
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Taiwanese degustation meal
Worthy of Michelin star
Almost all made on premises
House made tofu
Elegantly presented
Light on palate
Refined and delicate
Organic rice
Wonderful family feel with lovely dining experience
Highly recommended

3  Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The authentic Taiwanese country cuisine you cannot miss.

During these years, Yilan has developed into a tourist favorite spot and restaurants have opened increasingly.

Most of these restaurants claim themselves as “creative cuisine”, with well-decorated dining rooms, pretty table settings, and delicate plate presentations. Moreover, they flaunt their chef tasting or absence-of-choice menu. Their sort of fusing and creative dishes are good-looking, but after tasting, you probably would say: “Well! Not bad.” or “Fairly good.” However, very few of them would offer real surprise and affection.

But, one of these absence-of-choice restaurants is different-- Ke Ren Cheng (客人城,it means “Hakka People Town,” the old name of this area, rather than it offering Hakka cuisine.)This restaurant is authentically Taiwanese with down-to-earth food in a grandma-style farmhouse

They provide Yilan country cuisines thoughtfully refined, but rather importantly, free of excessive “creation” or transformation. Every dish remains the original taste. Also, their plates are well-presented without excessive decoration.

The menu is almost same for years with little variety based on seasonal ingredients. They ask you while booking the table if you don’t eat specific food, and they will provide alternatives. Most of their ingredients come from local organic materials delighting in the natural savor.

Last but not least, their rice is one of the best that I have ever had in Taiwan’s restaurants.

If you visit Yilan, you cannot miss this real chef tasting and authentic Taiwanese country cuisine restaurant.

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5  Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

This place is kinda hard to find, and rather impossible to walk to. Hence, do flag a cab to get there!

The restaurant is housed in a cosy home. Like a home-style kitchen. The food is mainly prepared by the boss himself. The seasoning and flavors are authentic with natural goodness. Ingredients are fresh and tasty. Most (if not all) of the ingredients are organic.

Portioning is rather small hence it won't be a very full meal. There's a total of 10 dishes (desserts inclusive).
A unique dining experience! Quite unlike the Hakka taste in other Asian countries.

Menus are updated every quarter. There isn't a menu to preview b4 dining.
Call in advance to reserve your seats. As the restaurant's situated amongst houses, Cabs dun go by the area frequently. You can get the people at the restaurant to help u call a cab to get back to your hotel.

2  Thank minikiikii
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