Nan-t'ou Restaurants

  • Carton King - everything non edible is paper
    Carton King - everything non edible is...
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    Carton King interior decor
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  • Carton King interior decor
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    Carton King restaurant: Anything here non-edible is made from paper!

    by somsakmah Written Jun 25, 2013
    Carton King - everything non edible is paper
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    Hardly a good name for a restaurant but this is really a restaurant. Everything from the decor to the tables and benches are made from paper or cardboard, including some of its plates. However don't let the name fool you - the food is GOOD! A bit expensive, but good. Food served here are mainly western style steak or seafood.

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    Cloud Blossom Restaurant: Vegetarian Food Never Tasted This Good!

    by somsakmah Written May 28, 2013
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    Fantastic vegetarian food - mere words alone cannot describe how delicious and how satisfying these meals are. Healthy food and delicious food do not always come together, but here, they do. Not only are the meals satisfying to the palate, the presentation is also very pleasing to the eyes. Plus, the restaurant is very well kept, clean and tidy. An extremely fabulous experience eating here...!

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    Ecological Public (Shengtai Gonghe) Restaurant: Fabulous and Healthy Food at Paper Dome

    by somsakmah Written May 28, 2013
    Fried Rice mixed nuts and Spaghetti with mushrooms

    Fantastic food. This restaurant focuses on healthy cooking and uses as much home-grown organic vegetables as possible. The restaurant seating arrangement is spacious and comfortable, in fact the tables are big. Highly recommended.

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    Feeling 18C: World Class Home-made Chocolates!

    by somsakmah Written May 20, 2013
    Fabulous Ice-Cream, Home-Made
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    This shop in the small town of Puli was setup in 2007 by a certain Master Chef Mao to sell home-made chocolates, and in 2008 home-made ice cream. The production of its chocolates follow Japanese technology. Every half an hour or an hour, staff would bring small pieces of chocolates around the corridor outside the shop for potential customers to sample. There are close to 20 different flavors of chocolates to choose from. Free coffee is also available. Customers would just pour themselves a cup of the free coffee from a designated part of the shop. However, no sugar is available. You drink the coffee without sugar and cream. I think this is arranged on purpose - once you drank the sugar-less coffee, the chocolates would taste much better.

    Favorite Dish: No favorites. All the chocolates and ice-cream are simply heavenly.

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    Taiwan Chicken Stall - Wuongzai Chicken: Urn-Cooked Chicken

    by somsakmah Updated May 12, 2013
    Urn-cooked Chicken
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    If you drive pass the areas around Lugu (Deer valley, lit. translation) town or Zhushan (Bamboo Hill, lit. translation), which is roughly the south-west of Nantou county, you cannot miss all the signs and billboards advertising 'Wuong-zai Chicken' or Urn-cooked Chicken. In fact you'll be bombasted with them. Every other shop sells this dish. The chicken is cooked in an Urn made from earth, for many hours until the skin is crispy and the flesh is soft. It isn't because the chicken around this area is special. It isn't because the earth that makes the urn is special. It isn't because the folks around here has a special skill of cooking and marinating chicken. It's just that, the story goes, someone once started a shop in this area that sells chicken cooked in an urn, becomes very successful, and every other person that lives in the area now wants to copy his successful recipe and open his/her own shop selling the same thing.
    The chicken can be eaten together with bamboo-cooked rice, also another famous dish in this area.
    This shop that I patronize has 2 branches, one in Lugu town and the other in Zhushan town.

    Favorite Dish: Urn-cooked chicken.

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    Moon Tea Cafe: Italian Fine Dining At Sun Moon Lake

    by somsakmah Written May 11, 2013
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    Located at a quiet street in Shueishe village is a small Italian restaurant run by a Taiwanese husband-and-wife team, serving up delicious and meticulously prepared Italian food. Diners can either sit inside the air-conditioned restaurant or the outside open-air patio that overlooks Sun Moon Lake (although at night there isn't really much of a view of the lake).
    Food prices is a little expensive compared to local food but that also means one can have a quiet and peaceful meal without being in a place swarmed by other diners. Quality of food is good, and tea is served over a small burning candle to keep it warm. Recommended!

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    Grandma's Tea-Leaf Egg: Have a Tea-Leaf Egg At Xuanguang Pier

    by somsakmah Written May 11, 2013
    Grandma's Tea-Leaf Egg

    Very famous Tea-Leaf Egg around this area. Literally translated from its Chinese name, Grandma's Tea-Leaf Egg is an old unassuming stall located next to Xuanguang Pier and below Xuanguang Temple. Many tourists who visit Xuanguang Temple will make the trip to this stall to savor this famous egg. While Tea-Leaf Egg is a very common generic snack in Taiwan, I was told this stall uses very good quality tea leaves and mushroom, giving it a salty yet appetizing taste.
    Each egg costs a mere NT$10.
    (Note: It is not uncommon to find a few other stalls with the same name - Grandma's Tea-Leaf Egg - but it is also very easy to find this famous stall. It's crowded with tourists and it's just a 30-second walk to Xuanguang Pier.)

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