Ying Liaoli (Ying Cuisine) was Dream Restaurant during the Japanese Colonial Period, established by Japanese chef Amano Kikuchi, who at the time enjoyed fame as "First Knife in Taiwan". Because it was located in the center of Tainan City adjacent to important official institutions such as Tainan Prefectural Hall, City Co-operative Parliament, Jianan Irrigation Waterway (嘉南大圳) and Kangyo Bank, it was a popular location for banquets and parties among the gentry, and was known as "Tainan's underground decision-making center". Ying Liaoli's standard of catering was high, and its Unadon (Japanese barbecued eel rice) cuisine was the talk of the town.When Crown Prince (later Emperor) Hirohito visited Tainan on an inspection tour in 1923 and stayed at the Old Tainan Magistrate Residence, Ying Restaurant was tasked with providing his meals. After renovation, it was reopened on December 24, 2013, visitors one again able to appreciate the spacious elegant garden and the light-permeable traditional Japanese building; uniforms, curtains, cooking knives and other cultural relics related to Ying Restaurant were displayed. The building was designated Tainan’s first commemorative building in 2015. To actively use the space, the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government held an open tender the same year; after two years, the former Ying Restaurant was reopened by the winning bidder (A-Sha Restaurant team) as Eagle Hill Restaurant. The ground floor sells light foods and drinks while the second is used for arts performances and exhibitions.
Address West Central Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C
Category Local Gallery、Culture
Open Hours Sunday:12:00 – 20:00
Wednesday:12:00 – 20:00
Thursday:12:00 – 20:00
Friday:12:00 – 20:00
Saturday:12:00 – 20:00