Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Our second visit to a city outside of Taipei was Kenting, a beach town on the south-side of the island. This place is beautiful and made me think this is what Hawaii would be like. Beautifully blue water, palm trees, and lush green mountains. Besides the beautiful scenery, they got some real good eats and here's a sampling...

Meat Buns (Da Ro Bao) ***
Shao Du Bao Ze (小杜包子)
Address: 屏東縣恆春鎮恆公路18號及20號

I've had this dish a ton of times, but this version floored me - definitely the best I've ever had. The bun was so fluffy and light as a cloud. The meat flavor/texture was perfect as well - such a big porky flavor and it came with this super meaty broth. I could really eat 3 of these things in one sitting and still want more - I had 2 and was mad I didn't get more when I finished :) The red bean/mochi version was just as killer as well

Street Food - Shrimps **
There's one main street that's full of street vendors with plenty o' delicious food to be had. This was my favorite there. Huge shrimps that's stir fried with some garlic, ginger, and scallions and seasoned with white pepper and salt. Friggin fantastic. Shrimps are so delicious and sucking the heads are phenomenal. Only complaint is you will definitely get your hands incredibly dirty (go to the 7-11 and get wet naps) and it's impossible to find garbage cans there (7-11 again).

Oysters **
Fried Fish **
Xian Yu Keh Zhan (鮮魚客棧)
Address: 屏東縣恆春鎮船帆路232號

Taking our scooter around town, we stopped by this local seafood joint which was recommended by the locals. This place serves incredibly fresh fish and you can pick which fish you want to eat. Kinda cool seeing fisherman walk in during the afternoon showing off the local catch that day too. Any who, oysters done thai style was delicious - sour, sweet, spicy and delicious monster oysters. The fish was really fresh and incredibly tasty fried up until crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Place inside is pretty dingy, but it doesn't matter when you're eating fresh fish across the street from the ocean.

Rating System

--- What the F - in a bad way | (no stars - poor to average) | * Good | ** Great | *** What the F – in a good way

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