Wu-Chiao-Chuan-Ban (which means something like “50-cent coin on a piece of drift
wood") is a noticeably Gaudiesque structure restaurant near the Miramar Shopping
Complex in Taipei’s suburban Neihu district. The restaurant is the brainchild of Hsieh Li-siang, a local artist, who upon sight of said coin on a piece of said driftwood, was inspired to name her new restaurant thus.
The exterior, an abstract sculpture of two Tao aborigines performing a frenetic hair dance commands attention of all who pass it; this encloses a massive four-story space that can seat up to 850 diners in comfort, along with a huge collection of iron, driftwood and clay sculptures, and a host of rough stone antiques imported from China. More than this, there is an aboriginal-style boat on the fish pond on the ground floor. The overall effect was akin to being in an African tribal hut —
albeit a very large one.
This restaurant adds to the variety of the culinary experience of Taipei's diners.
Amazing place and shot. L+F
Best wishes, Bassam
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Photo taken in Taiwan, 台北市內湖區湖元里
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