Dining At Yong An in Taiwan

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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.

Lunch in Yong An

Lunch in Yong An

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.

Lunch in Yong An

We ended up at a place were we’ve eaten before and had some good dishes.

Lunch in Yong An

Here’s some closeups of what’s in the tanks.  Here we see spiny lobster.

Lunch in Yong An

And on the right, some regular fin fish.

Lunch in Yong An

Down below, more fish and a crab.

Lunch in Yong An

Bottom left, more fish awaiting their fate.

Lunch in Yong An

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.

Lunch in Yong An

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):

Lunch in Yong An

Clams and basil.  This dish was excellent! 炒海瓜子

Lunch in Yong An

Next out is “kung bao” squid (just like Kung Bao Chicken in the USA, only squid). 宮保花枝

Lunch in Yong An

A nice soup with a cilantro (coriander) garnish.  This soup contains “mo larvae” 魩仔魚焿

Lunch in Yong An

Rice noodles with vegetables. 炒米粉

Lunch in Yong An

“Water lotus” with pork.  This dish was very nice. 炒水蓮

Lunch in Yong An

My favorite: deep fried oysters! 炸鮮蚵

Lunch in Yong An

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

Lunch in Yong An
Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

MJ Klein
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.
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