“Discreetly located in a quiet street the centre of Taipei, Mume is a casual venue and an exciting place to enjoy one of Asia’s most creative cuisines focusing upon the use of local and rare ingredients. Listed in Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants, Mume’s three head chefs often host international chefs and collaborate with those who share the same passion and dedication to food and sustainability, for the pleasure of their guests.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Kim, the discoverer.
Mume’s chef-trio strive constantly to develop a deeper relationship with local producers in order to showcase the best ingredients Taiwan has to offer. The chefs take great pride introducing diners to foods they may have never before seen or tasted. The team works closely with farmers, fisherman, and local food producers to demonstrate the beauty of their products with the aim of supporting the local food supply chain and to decrease the carbon footprint of imported products. Strongly influenced by Noma (Copenhagen) with herbs and flowers decorating dishes, the food is reflective of the varied experiences of the three chefs: modern western and Nordic techniques blended with unique and seasonal locally sourced Taiwanese products.
Mume offers a chic modern decor with warm, welcoming indoor seating. The first section of the restaurant is designed to bring a more casual element to the space featuring an extensive cocktail bar and relaxed seating. The second section of the room holds the dining area, with an open kitchen at the back. As a point of interest, diners will find their cutlery not placed traditionally in front of them upon the table as one would expect, but instead find the utensils beautifully prepared inside the curious drawers that are located below the tabletops.
Led by three young talented chefs, Mume was established in late 2014 combining a triple talents and unique experience garnered from high-end restaurants around the globe such as Noma in Copenhagen, Quay in Sydney and Per Se in New York City. The cuisine has strong Modern Nordic and European influences, that are introduced harmoniously with unique Taiwanese ingredients.