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Chow Down in Taiwan - Fish Farm?! (22)

Monday, March 30, 2009 by , under ,

I don't know what is the name of this restaurant but I do know it is in a fish farm in Yilan City, Taiwan, which is the location of my 2nd meal stop in Taiwan.

Ya, I'm horrible at food blogging. Anyway, here are some photos to substitute the missing words, pictures are worth a thousand words, right?

Shrimp Salad
Shrimp salad to start. The salad dressing is sweet with a hint of lemon, maybe.

Herb + Fish
I was told this is 香鱼, a quick search on Google reveal that this is called Sweetfish or Ayu in English. This fish was fried and then cook with some Chinese herb, a very interestingly flavored yet delicious dish. Sweetfish comes with all set lunches here, it's their pride product.

Pork Ribs
Some juicy and tender pork ribs as the main course.

Red Bean Soup
A meal is not complete without dessert - red bean soup with glutinous rice balls plus a cup of super black coffee(no picture of coffee, too eager to start eating).

Tranquility
To top it all off, this is the view from the restaurant. This little park is maintained by the restaurant/fish farm owner. They sure knows how to create a great atmosphere to go with the good food. Serenity now!

Fish Farm
The not so pretty fish farm in front of the restaurant. This is what greets us when we approach the restaurant. Who would have thought they have great food with a great view at the back. Sweetfish(香鱼) is the primary product here, most of them are destined for Japan once it's readied.

Yilan Cookies
A little food souvenir(that will end up in my stomach) before we leave Yilan City - Yilan Cookies(or biscuits for those living in England).



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22 Reply to "Chow Down in Taiwan - Fish Farm?!"

Emile Zola@life on March 30, 2009 at 8:45 PM

The pork ribs look delicious and yummy.

 

Nancy on March 30, 2009 at 9:00 PM

真惭愧...我都没去过宜兰...那些食物看来很好吃!

 

Colin Woon on March 30, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Emile - It sure was delicious and yummy!

Nancy - I won't have gone to Yilan if its not for my godmother. I have not even heard of that name until that day, ha! Were you originally from Taipei?

 

Bakeling on March 30, 2009 at 9:46 PM

I am like Emile , also like the pork rib! Yummy .

The environment of the fish farm make people feel calm .

 

Colin Woon on March 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Bakeling - Yup! The little park definitely make it a cool place to dine.

 

Nancy on March 31, 2009 at 3:21 AM

当然,我在台湾长大的...后来"嫁"来大马!也算半个大马人了....我在大马二十年了...

 

dapan on March 31, 2009 at 1:05 PM

i wanna try the 香鱼 dish, looks delicious!

 

Colin Woon on April 1, 2009 at 12:51 AM

Nancy - Wow! 大马二十年了!

dapan - The 香鱼 dish was really good!

 

TINTIN on April 1, 2009 at 5:15 AM

omg...the pork ribs looks so juicy ~ nice catch!! so many nice food ~ slurpss!

 

Nancy on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

是啊...好快就二十年了...我以前也在Arlinton,TX待过,我的大儿子还在那出世的...

 

Colin Woon on April 1, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Nancy - Arlington, TX? Were you in University of Dallas? That's so cool to know that you have lived in Texas before.

 

Nancy on April 2, 2009 at 12:02 AM

是UTA(University of Texas at Arlington), 我老公在那读MBA...我陪读罢了...那是二十三年前的事了...

 

Shell (貝殼) on April 2, 2009 at 11:09 PM

hey , your shots are very good~~
what dslr u using now?

 

Colin Woon on April 3, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Shell - Thank you! I use the Canon 400D paired with EF 50mm f/1.4 lens for these shots.

 

Cheryl on April 4, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Oh yum, great shots Colin! Very very professional looking. The first pic is especially breathtaking and elegant! I must try sweetfish one day, fish is my favourite :)

 

Colin Woon on April 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Cheryl - You're too kind! Sweet fish is awesome! You should try it if you can find it in UK! None here in US though.

 

Emile Zola@life on April 4, 2009 at 10:46 PM

On this lazy Sunday morning, thinking to see some new photos from you, but unfortunately there are none. When are you going to post some more?

 

Colin Woon on April 4, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Sonia - Thanks for your support! Something coming soon, hopefully real soon after I finished some works.

 

TaRa on April 6, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Hi Colin, thanks for visit my blog. I likes ur photos!! so professional! :)

 

Colin Woon on April 6, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Tara - Thanks for coming by! I really like ur photos too!

 

温馨小屋 on April 8, 2009 at 3:32 AM

哇!看起来好美味哟!有机会我一定要去宜兰一趟!

 

Agnes Sim on April 29, 2009 at 12:40 AM

foods here make me hungry even i have taken my lunch. :p

 

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