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By Steve Price  /  STAFF REPORTER


Touted as “the foodie’s ultimate guide to Asia’s finest restaurants,” The Miele Guide 2009/2010 contains 450 restaurant reviews from 16 countries and a list of the continent’s top 20 establishments. Taiwan managed a miserable five restaurants in the review section, one more than Brunei and one less than Nepal, and zilch in the creme de la creme table.

The five are: Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), 194, Xinyi Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市信義路二段194號); La Petite Cuisine Brasserie by JQ, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, 2F, 63 Songjiang Road, Taipei City (台北市松江路63 號2樓); Hapa Yakiniku Izakaya Bar, 213, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段213號); Shin Yeh Japanese Buffet, 6F, 12 Guanquian Rd, Taipei City, (台北市館前路12號6樓); and A Cut Steakhouse, Ambassador Hotel, B1, 63 Zhongshan N Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市中山北路二段63號B1).

Of the five, only one serves Chinese food.

The selection process for the next edition is underway and Taiwan has a shot at the big league with the addition of a branch of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, a three-star Michelin restaurant chain, which opened on Nov. 5 at the Bellavita shopping center in Taipei City’s Xinyi District (5F, 90 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松仁路90號5樓) Tel: (02) 8729-2628). The Hong Kong branch took first place, and the Tokyo branch 20th in the current Miele Guide.

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