A relaxing 3-hour lunch up in the mountain on the outskirts of Taipei is one of the most enjoyable things to do. The Shi-yang private kitchen is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Like other private kitchen, you don’t get to choose your own food but you may specify if you are allergic to certain food when you make a reservation. All food looks beautiful, delicate and delicious! A drink is served between courses to cleanse your palate, enhancing your culinary experience by eliminating competing flavors. Lunch starts at 12:00 and finishes at 15:00 in the afternoon. You may take a walk round the restaurant to enjoy the natural green and the gentle waterfall sound. It’s a serene environment. You have to book months in advance if you want to have lunch/dinner at the weekend. Even weekdays are always fully booked.