On my last week in Taiwan, my cousins brought me to Sky Kitchen in Taipei for a dinner together. This was a restaurant my cousin wanted to try, and I vaguely remembered that this place might have been featured on World’s Weirdest Restaurants on food network.
The restaurant was to mimic the Airbus A380, the largest airliner in the world. Walking in to the restaurant sure has the feel of walking into an airplane cabin. There was no surprise that the waiters and waitresses were dressed like flight attendents.
The menu had mixed cuisine from Japanese rice omelette to pasta to seafood paella. You can select a set course with appetizer, main, and dessert, but you can also order the main dish by itself, which is what we all did.
I decided to get the ‘Australian’ entree with BBQ squid and Japanese style rice omelette, how is it Australian? I don’t know. And when the food came, let’s just say the picture was a lot nicer than the actual dish. Instead of BBQ, the squid look boiled and small, and the whole dish didn’t look particularly appetizing. If they were trying to mimic airplane quality food, they certainly did that too.
My cousins had better luck with their dishes. They had the pork cutlet, deep fried rice ball in seafood sauce, and paella. They were slightly better than my ‘Australian’ dish.
Each dish ranges around $10-$12, and I have to say they were not worth the price in terms of quality and quantity, especially in Taiwan. Half way through our dinner, we agreed we were better off eating cheap street food and were already planned where we were going to eat next. This was just another restaurant in Taipei like Modern Toilet. You pay for the gimmick, and not the food.