Imagine sitting on the second floor, on a short stool that sits ontop of unsteady floors. That’s what it was like for this dinner. It was somewhat uncomfortable the stools had shorter legs and the table was basically like an Ikea’s kids table. The food was undoubtedly enjoyable, but when the winds blew our way, the roof and second floor supports were literally shaking.
八仙炭烤 (Eight Immortals Charcoal Grill ) serves fried and stewed dishes (小炒). We had a big feast that night; local vegetables, oysters, fish, shrimp and stinky tofu. We even had to order an extra plate of fried noodles because the table beside ours had one.
As the night progressed, there were more people coming to eat. This is a sign…you know you made the right decision to dine here.
Thanks to Google and Google maps, I was able to find the restaurant name (八仙炭烤) and location (No. 28, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106). This website gives a quick summary of the restaurant’s style and dishes it offers (the address of the restaurant is out of date).
I would definitely recommend eating here, it was a new experience for me (eating at a low table, sitting on a stool and being worried that the structure might collapse).
Smoothie House was just across the street from where we had dinner that night (at Du Hsiao Yueh). And with all the eating during the day, my dad insisted on having two desserts, shared among five. And mind you that our hotel was just minutes away from this dessert shop. It was also pouring rain in late November (aka, chilly winds).
Super Mango Snowflake Ice with Pannacotta
Matcha and Red Ban Snowflake Ice
The two were alright (my opinion), but dad really liked them, especially the mango one.
Click here to go to the website.
P.S. If you’re wondering which is better: Taiwanese shaved ice or Korean shaved ice, my vote definitely goes to Korea’s Bingsoo.
To eat Taiwan’s famous “braised pork rice bowl“, we went to Du Hsiao Yueh. The restaurant is located on Yang Kang Road, so it was really convenient to get to. We walked past the restaurant the day before, as we were aimlessly wandering the streets and decided to try it out because when we looked in through the restaurant’s glass building, there was a clay pot with layers of sauce built up on the pot’s edge. What an excellent way to attract guests!
There were six of us, so we either had the pork rice bowl or pork soup noodle. The bowls look small, but it was just enough for dinner (we hit up a dessert place afterwards).
I’m trying to figure out what this vegetable is called. And from my quick five-minutes of research, it’s called baby bird fern nest and looks something like this before cooked. We saw it all the time, while walking up and down the street markets.
We didn’t stay long, as most people dine and left. But I would recommend it. It’s a nice trendy two floor restaurant.