As one of Asia’s great food-obsessed cities, Taipei stands out in particular for its culinary offering. And while it’s long been known for its markets and casual restaurants, the city is now turning heads with its contemporary fine dining scene in which Taiwan’s seasonal produce is championed. From one of Taiwan’s most legendary dining spots to the city’s most exciting new venues, these are the five best restaurants in Taipei.
Having been set up by chef Andre Chiang of Restaurant Andre in Singapore, in partnership with chefs Zor Tan and Alain Huang, RAW was slated from the very beginning for culinary brilliance. While highlighting seasonal Taiwanese produce, the chefs here set out to offer a new interpretation of Taiwanese flavor. Within a contemporary space of sculptural wooden and stone surfaces and floor-to-ceiling windows, diners can tuck into dishes such as peas and sea urchin with peanut butter, which are all based on Taiwan’s 24 micro-seasons. The selection of French biodynamic wine is also curated by Chiang.