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By Ho Yi  /  STAFF REPORTER

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For an authentic taste of Nagasaki, head to the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel’s ibuki Japanese restaurant. Head chef Eiji Nakamura has composed an elaborate multi-course set menu featuring seasonal ingredients imported directly from the Japanese prefecture.

The kaiseki-style meal, a traditional Japanese culinary art form similar to haute cuisine, costs NT$2,980 plus a 10 percent service charge.

Dishes include grilled sun-dried marinated snapper with grated white turnip and pickled sweet-and-sour Japanese ginger and udon noodles with yuzu-flavored spicy pepper paste.

Aside from the set menu, around 30 dishes are available a la carte, including sea urchin omelet (NT$320), poached pumpkin miso soup (NT$180) and crayfish sashimi (NT$980). The Nagasaki promotion lasts until April 8.

Address: 7F, Far Eastern Plaza Hotel (台北遠東國際大飯店), 201, Dunhua S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路二段201號). Tel: (02) 2378-8888.

Checkers at the Caesar Park Hotel, Taipei is offering a specially crafted dinner buffet made with flowers. Main course highlights include beef skewer with roselle sauce, Japanese yam with plum and cherry blossom sauce, grilled lambchop with osmanthus and baked mussels with jasmine sauce. The dinner buffet costs NT$650 on weeknights and NT$700 on weekends, plus 10 percent service charge. The promotion runs until the end of next month.

Address: 38, Zhongxiao W Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市忠孝西路一段38號). Tel: (02) 2311-5150 X2237 or X2238.

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