BACKGROUND ON TAIPEI DING XIAN 101.
Taipei ding xian 101 manila, the flagship restaurant located at the 86th floor of taipei 101, an international landmark reputed as one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces by cnn, is one of the institutions signifying the 60 years of history of “tainan danzai noodles on huaxi street”. With refined service and the attitude and spirit pursuing perfect cooking, the restaurant combines the unique taiwanese seafood and the essence of japanese and european cooking and produces the dining classic of “eating chinese food in western style”. This one-of-a-kind culinary presentation has won the hearts of celebrities around the world, as well as the taste buds of world-class chefs and gourmands, securing its position as a legend of greatest taiwanese food.
BACKGROUND ON THE LOCATION: CITY OF DREAMS MANILA, Philippines
City of dreams officially opened on the 2nd of february 2015. Combining entertainment, accommodations, regional and international dining, designer brand shopping, and contemporary gaming, city of dreams manila is a 6.2 hectare integrated resort complex poised to attract both local and international markets seeking a luxurious eat, stay, and play experience. For the discerning gourmand, a wide range of world-class restaurants and eateries await, from home grown upscale brands to world-renowned outlets.
Taipei ding xian 101 manila combines the unique taiwanese seafood and the essence of japanese and european cooking and produces the dining classic of “eating chinese food in western style”. The menu is completely taiwanese in taste but presented with international flair. Chef Lin explaines, “because our businesses have become so worldwide, and this reflects upon our customers, we can cook local dishes that taiwanese love, but knowing they have been travelling and seeing the world. So, we put the dish in fine porcelain, we make sure it’s made with organic ingredients because people are more health-conscious now, or we have local dishes that are made with imported items to showcase how modern and international we’ve become.”
THE CHEF.LIN QING-DE.
Chef Lin Qing-de started his career 50 years ago in taichung, taiwan as a cook of a street cart then worked his way up as a chef in kaoshing and later on in taipei 101. He has been with taipei ding xian 101 for 25 years to date. when asked the reason he chose to be a chef, chef lin replied “I came into this business because i grew up in a single-parent family. We needed to find ways to get by every day, so I began help out in the kitchen”. With humble beginning, however, he is grateful to be in the forefront of designing traditional taiwanese food accented with western influences at taipei ding xian 101 now.
AWARDS & PRIZES.
Chef Lin Qing-de has received awards from the chef association of china and Taiwan as one of the top 10 chefs for 3 times. He has also being invited to participate in the food & culture forum numerous times. Besides that, chef Lin has received 5 other awards.
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