May 5, 2011
Take out: yes
Waiter Service: yes
Outdoor seating: no
Food Quality: 3 out of 5
Decor: 3.5 out of 5
Service: 3 out of 5
Overall: 3.3 out of 5
Recommendation: Overpriced pseudofrench Restaurant with good crepes.
The East District in Taipei is a bustling area filled with a variety of restaurants. Butter is a "French?" restaurant that is very new to the scene. It is located at the old Akasaka Ramen location, which is right next to the Zhong Xiao Hi Sushi. I realized its existence from my visit to Hi Sushi last week and vowed that I will return and try this place out soon. Butters is more like a pan-european cafe that offers a plated entrees, wide variety of spagetti dishes, baked rice, and crepes. They are quite pricey for the quality of items that you get. However, I do recommend a visit for a some crepes over a cup of coffee.
For my meal, I ordered the Lamb Chops Set meal. The set meals are an additional 120 NT, and it comes with bread, soup, salad, and a drink. Also, I will show the order of Grilled Bream Fillets as well.
Hawaiian Gardens Casino in CA to serve better Lamb Chops at the price of $7.50. My biggest qualm with these chops are that they were not cooked properly. I think the marinade is acceptable. It seems to be a simple rosemary, salt, pepper, and olive oil sauce. They made some gravy with the meat juice and topped it back all thick and saucy. I did not have a problem with that. It was that they did not properly grill the meat. It was made well done, it was soggy, and the meat and so tenderized that there was no ripping-meat-off-bone action availble to me. The meat was soft and just fell off the bone. This is desirable quality for braised lamb shank, but not for lamb chops! There was a lack of grill marks, so you know they didn't grill it. And if you don't grill your lamb chops you already lose so much of the flavor and texture only a good old smokey grill can provide. The vegetables behind the lamb chops aren't worth really mentioning, case if you can't properly make mashed potatoes and steam vegetables, then you probably should just quit. If any has leads for a lamb chops like you can get em at Julian Serrano then let me know and I'll be forever grateful. I had an acceptable lamb chop at the Ninja Restaurant, but that is not a feasible place to munch on the reg.
Arvorig ones, but it is not just filled with filling on the inside, but topped with some berries, whipped cream and drizzled with some more jam and dashed with powdered sugar. The presentation is good, and it tasted berry good. They jelly was not too sweet and it blended well with the taste of the crepe. If there is anything worth coming to Butters for, it's these crepes. I don't recommend getting an entire meal here because 2 out of 3 of the entrees were overpriced and not of good quality. What you get is not tolerable in proportion to what it costs. If you have to try out their food, go for the spagetti items or baked rice items instead.