For a culinary art and architectural experience, visit Silks Palace in Taipei. Located in the National Palace Museum precinct, Silks Palace is a stunning building inside and out. Its architecture combines traditional Chinese elements with contemporary influences and respectful acknowledgement of the environment. Guests can experience a Chinese Pastry Open Kitchen performance; enjoy the ambience in one of the many private dining rooms (each named after a famous Chinese artist); admire the Song dynasty wall art; and of course, savor the delightful food. For those seeking a dining experience in less auspicious surrounds, make your way to the Taiwanese Food Court or the Open-space restaurant in the complex. Silks Palace is highly regarded for its exquisitely recreated classical dishes, which include: Jadeite Cabbage with Insects (actually they use shrimps as the ‘insects’), Buddha’s Tureen in Ting Cauldron with String Decoration, Meat-shaped Stone, and Yuan Dynasty Yun Lin Goose.
Update: November 15, 2022