Dressed up and headed off to Hsinchu to see some relatives and eat some good grub early this morning…. new Tod’s foxfur purple bag and furry Prada boots :] I gots my hair curled and wore some cute short shorts!! HUZZAH!!
Eating Wax Apples/Bell Fruit/蓮霧 on the HSR :] One of my favorite fruits EVER AND I’ve only ever since it here in Asia – none in the States :[ BOO!
When we got to the station we waited for some of my aunts to get there, I was starved so I stopped by the 7 to get some grub…
Salads… For Men, For Women…
Fried Patties? In the fridge?!… interesting…
And then I got some of this yummies
YAYYYY!!! My fav sort of cheap eats…
We got to my uncles house and had our own little tea time…
Aren’t these tea strainers and cups cute?! They’re from Starbucks!! How come we don’t sell these in the States? BOO!!!
The most delicious cheesecake in Taiwan :] From a little bakery in Taichung near my aunt’s house!!
Eating cheesecake, peanuts, oranges, cookies and others ALL right before dinner time… :]
菊島 – 澎湖海鮮餐廳 Seafood Restaurant has been open for only a month or so…
A nice welcoming sign :] The lady of the house was a pretty young lady by the name of Sophia!!! She was so nice and came to talk to us :]
My Uncle is pretty VIP and has already been to this restaurant like 4x so we got the Chef’s Tasting… we had no idea how many courses or what was coming out, just a set price and lots of yummies brought out to us!
Housemade super spicy Kimchi. DELICIOUS!
Salad with a Japanese dressing…
Corn, okra, cucumber, apple, asparagus, onions and lettuce!! YUM!!!
Conch and Sashimi plate!
Delicious crunchy fresh conch and tender super super fresh sashimi!!!! :D
Blowfish Skin Sashimi & Quickly Poached Oysters
You pour this garlicky sauce over the raw blowfish skin.. it was crunchy and SO good. A little fishy but fantastic. What a great experience. The poached oysters were fat and juicy and full of flavor.. but it was the skin that totally won my tummy over.
Fried octopus balls and Fried seafood/chinese chives rolls
I completely fell in love with the octopus balls, they may have been fried but were super light and the innards were ALL octopus, no batter so definitely not like takoyaki. These were SO good and dense of octopus, tender octopus. The seaweed rolls were filled with unrecognizable parts of seafood… me thinking squid and sorts. and lots of chinese chives.
Seaweed with Baby Clams
The seaweed was cooked to the point of mushy but so goood… delicious seaweed taste and simply cooked with juicy tender fresh baby clams! YUM!
Thinly sliced Sirloin with Ginger and Gingko
Each piece of beef had a thin slice of ginger on it. Simply cooked in a light broth filled with plump juicy gingko seeds.
Sake Shot :]
Partway thru the beginning of dinner we started drinking cold shots of sake – SO YUM!
They brought out a HUGE plate of mixed veggies and mushrooms.. filled with lily bulbs, gingko seeds and a variety of wild mushrooms YUM
Spicy Fried Fish [烏魚 – Mullet] Belly over Flash Fried Basil
The flash fried basil just melted on your tongue into a delicious basil-y goodness… the fish belly was thick and tender and super juicy and mixed with a spicy spice blend and fried. SO GOOD!
Next came Scorpionfish cooked over pickled cabbage and thickly sliced raw scallions
Tender and while not meaty, we had this earlier before and I was so in love with the pickled cabbage… YUM! Wish it was meatier.. :[ Hahah I probably could’ve eaten the whole thing by myself in minutes… but #mustbealady ;D
Miso Fish Soup
A nice huge hunk of fish.. while boney, so delicious and lots of daikon
Pumpkin Rice Noodles [米粉] stir-fried with Pumpkin, Fatty Pork and baby Clams
Apparently this stuff is famous in HsinChu… oh oh oh oh oh so yummy!!!
I got a nice big bowl of it and ate it all up. The noodles were tender and orange and pumpkin-y all on it’s own.. not to mention TONS of slivers of tenderly cooked pumpkin with the occasional bite of baby clam or fatty pork. YUM!
After a satisfying and totally delicious meal, out came a light dessert.. Asian ppl have fruit for dessert ;]
SO good and refreshing!!!
This place was delicious and totally recommended!!! It’s brand new and hopefully here to stay.. hopefully it just gets better :] YUM!