Embark on your slow food journey and experience local food and culture. Qilibo Red Quinoa Healthy Foods is the first in Taitung to specialize in red quinoa cuisine. Red quinoa, one of Taitung’s main crops, is also a staple of the tribal dining table. Qilibo creates a variety of healthy dishes using red quinoa, practicing the concept of healthy cuisine in their restaurant.
Besides using healthy ingredients in their dishes, Qilibo also uses a creative cooking technique, sous vide, to create their dishes. The cooking method can preserve the most flavor of the ingredients in the cooking process. Qilibo even works with a noodle factory to incorporate ground Taimali red quinoa into the flour to create an exclusive red quinoa noodle. The curly and bouncy noodles are the star of the red chili oil chicken dry noodles dish. The combination of the noodles, broth, and chicken breast creates the perfect symphony of flavors and textures. The bouncy red quinoa noodles are paired with the numbing red chili sauce which is as visually stimulating as it is flavorful. The chicken breasts are sous vide at a low temperature for 4 hours which delivers the perfect tender bite every time.
The owner insists on refraining from using ingredients readily available on the market due to the extra additives that are commonly used. Therefore, bonito soy sauce is prepared from scratch in-house using locally sourced bonito flakes. After 3-4 hours of gentle simmering, a rich and flavorful sauce is born. The restaurant’s credo is to create dishes that bring health and longevity, nourishing hungry travelers as they pass through Taitung.