I’ve been meaning to write this one up for a while now, because it has become one of my favourite places to eat. United Mix is located at #86 Siwei Road, behind Le Petit Sherwood at the corner of Dunhua and Xinyi Roads. It’s run by a trio of Grandma Nitti’s “graduates”: Davin Yeh, Ellen Lin and James Chen. Together they’d given Grandma Nitti’s a whopping 20 years, and motivated by the desire for more freedom to travel, they decided to open their own establishment, so that one of them could be travelling at any given time, while the other two covered. United Mix has floor to ceiling windows on two sides, yet never gets too hot or sunny, thanks to a patio that is shaded with overhead vines. According to Davin, they wanted to create an atmosphere that would be easy-going and welcoming to everyone, both foreigner and local alike. The food should appeal to a wide variety of diners as United Mix is just that - a medley of cuisines, all characterized by a familiarity with the ingredients, and the understanding that those ingredients must be fresh. United Mix offers great specials - around $200 NT for the weekly lunch time specials, and around $300 for the evening specials. Credit cards are accepted, as are reservations. You can call them at 2754-4981.
Recently, they’ve opened a lounge in the basement called “Couches”, (which is especially good for private parties.) According to James the music is designed to allow everyone to just “chill out”. Prices are $150 for beer, $180 for highballs, and $200 for most cocktails. There’s no cover. I rented out the whole place for a birthday party earlier this year, and they handled everything very well.
For me though, the best part of United Mix is Sunday Brunch, where I always order the special, and where I have always been pleasantly surprised. Don’t miss this place, folks!