Tai Kee Won Ton (戴記扁食) in San Jose

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7 Responses

  1. That is too bad the flavor wasn’t there in the wontons, the soup looks soo good!

  2. My favorite thing about this post, is that you list the number of wontons in the bowl. That is of critical importance to me too!

    Also, I am always on the hunt for good Taiwanese food. It is unfortunate that this place wasn’t great, but that means we can keep looking and eating for one that is good!

  3. tanspace says:

    Johnna, the soup looked good, with the signature Taiwanese soup flavor enhancer – the fried onion bits – but somehow it wasn’t enough to make it tasty.

    PE, Yes, normally I wouldn’t worry about the number of wontons, but at this price point and the disappointing taste, I had to bring it up for comparison with other “similar” dumpling type food.

  4. judzzy says:

    I was disappointed with the food too, especially the wonton soup. I went back for the second time and the food was still bland and greasy….. 🙁

  5. tanspace says:

    That’s too bad, after this much time they’re still not good? Did their menu change or have any other good items worth going for?

  6. ShangDong DaHan says:

    I visited this place twice. The first time it was packed when it was newly opened. On my most recent visit, the place was nearly empty. I really don’t care much about the wonton. It reminds me of the taste of 貢丸.

    When I visited HuaLian last year, I saw the original Tai Kee there, but I was too afraid to try it. It was on a 2nd floor and the place was kind of dark and dingy. A lot of small restaurants in Taiwan are like that. The owner’s family sits there eating dinner and watching TV. I always feel awkward and intrusive to walk in on them.

  7. Cat says:

    The wonton soup strikes me as more Shanghainese than Taiwanese… and how’s braised pork knuckles Taiwanese? My northern Chinese mom made that all the time when I was growing up.

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