Add: B1, Alipay Office Building, 276 Tianmushan Rd
This little eatery has gained a good reputation among white-collar workers who work in the Alipay Office Building. Often working late, these office professionals like to warm their “bellies and hearts” with its soups before they head for home.
Its signature snacks originate from Wenzhou, a coastal city in Zhejiang.
The rouyan looks similar to wonton and costs 28 yuan (US$4.55) a bowl. While it’s a bit expensive, Wenzhou Taste can charge more because they wrap the stuffing in a meat sheet rather than a flour sheet. The white, thin wrapper, known as yanpi, is made with lean pork and sweet potato powder.
Fish cakes (15 yuan) are another Wenzhou specialty. The golden snack is usually salty due to the fish. Wenzhou Taste minces the fish meat and kneads it into a long stick. Then it is steamed and cut into slices. The eatery’s fish cakes feature a firm texture and light saltiness.
Address: B1, Alipay Office Building, 276 Tianmushan Rd
Tel: (0571) 8797-1986