Indulge Experimental Bistro
Indulge Experimental Bistro may seem relatively new to the global bar firmament but it is a firmly established favourite of Taipei, turning 10 this year. Aki Wang’s bar has an international feel but in the details is an ode to Taiwan’s produce and heritage, only viewed through the lens of modern mixology. The latest menu pivots around the interaction of five elements – metal, wood, water, fire and earth – and mankind. The signature drink? Element Wood N°2 is a delicious and judicious mix of Taiwanese single malt whisky, homemade pickled plum soda water, incensed pine ocean cordial, fresh pine and pineapple sage. The cocktails at Indulge are theatrical serves, brimming with imagination yet never out of step with narrative. It’s this consistency, allied to sharp-edged creativity, that keeps the crowds coming back to this modernist bar that never forgets its roots.