It’s been some time since we went to Yong An and the famous fishing port, so Hui-chen and I decided to head up there for lunch. Yong An has some of the best and freshest seafood in Taiwan.
We went to the restaurant area and were immediately besieged with the hard-sell restaurant owners, hawking their wares to us. It makes no sense at all because virtually all of the places have the exact same offerings – the difference is the chefs who do the cooking.
We ended up at a place were we’ve eaten before and had some good dishes.
Here’s some closeups of what’s in the tanks. Here we see spiny lobster.
And on the right, some regular fin fish.
Down below, more fish and a crab.
Bottom left, more fish awaiting their fate.
If you look closely at the tanks you can pick out some unusual things, such as this lobster head. It looks like the crab ate it. That probably cost the owner a thousand NT dollars.
In the top right is some kind of a bottom fish. The reason the last 2 photos aren’t so clear is because of the overflow water running down the front of the glass.
Now for the food we ordered (with Chinese names at the end):
Clams and basil. This dish was excellent! 炒海瓜子
Next out is “kung bao” squid (just like Kung Bao Chicken in the USA, only squid). 宮保花枝
A nice soup with a cilantro (coriander) garnish. This soup contains “mo larvae” 魩仔魚焿
Rice noodles with vegetables. 炒米粉
“Water lotus” with pork. This dish was very nice. 炒水蓮
My favorite: deep fried oysters! 炸鮮蚵
Grilled fish chins! These particular fish didn’t taste like the bottom of the lake, they being salt water free ranging wild fish. These chins were fantastic. 烤魚下巴
Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!