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COMPASS MAGAZINE > April 2008
 

Taichung's Affordable Delicacies: Great food for small change--Weng's Goose, Jin's Sushi Restaurant, Zhe An Ting, Wan Jia Eatery

If you're looking to save a little "moolah" when eating out, look no further than this article. In this month's Roundup, we'll be reminding you of a few places to go that aren't just delicious, but also extremely affordable. Just remember--eating out doesn't mean you have to empty your savings account!

 

Weng's Goose

Weng's Goose

Weng's Goose

 

Weng's Goose

(04) 2305-9865
99-1, XiangShang Rd, Sec 1
Hour: 5 pm-1 am
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.

There are three types of goose that you can enjoy at this restaurant: Smoked Goose, Drunken Goose, and Salt-Water Goose. No matter which flavor you choose, the meat is tender and juicy. The goose comes with a slice of basil, soybean cheese, and sweet miso paste or raw chili sauce. These sauces, as the chefs will tell you, are the best way to enjoy the meat. Owner Mr. Weng is very enthusiastic about tasty food and believes the secret to attracting crowds of people is quality--exactly what he offers. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

A: Try the Smoked Goose (NT$15 per 500 grams) and Goose with Rice Noodle Soup (NT$20).

B: The crispy Goose Intestines (NT$70), served with leeks, and Goose Noodle Soup (NT$20) make a simple, tasty meal.

C: The Pork Liver (NT$80) is savory and sweet; homemade Smoked Shark (NT$80) is juicy and chewy. The Goose with Broth and Rice (NT$20) is another popular choice.

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Jin's Sushi Restaurant

Jin's Sushi Restaurant

Jin's Sushi Restaurant

 

Jin's Sushi Restaurant

22, WuChang St (corner of WuQuan Rd & WuChang St)
停業 Closed

Jin's Sushi Restaurant is well-known for affordable Japanese cuisine. This place is run by a friendly couple who brag about the restaurant's ability to deliver good food at low prices. Their Japanese Pot Noodles (NT$60), a traditional favorite, comes with clams, squid, shrimp and eggs. If you want to sample a variety of things, try the seven-piece Sushi Combo, which includes Inari sushi (deep fried tofu filled with sushi rice), as well as commonly seen, seaweed wrapped sushi. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

A: Japanese-style Pot Noodles (NT$60) and the Assorted Sushi Combo (NT$30) are popular choices here.

B: The Asparagus (NT$30) or Prawn (NT$40) handrolls are made with a mashed potatoes, dried meat floss, and vegetable base. The Steamed Egg with Seafood (NT$30) comes with fillings like mushroom, clam or crab meat.

C: The Salad Combo (NT$120) comes with squid, fish roe, fresh shrimp, potatoes, crab meat, sweet eggs, apples, ham and lettuce. The homemade dressing is fresh and delicious.

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Zhe An Ting

Zhe An Ting

Zhe An Ting

 

Zhe An Ting

(04) 2295-5473
3, Lane 35, MeiChuan W Rd, Sec 3
Hours: 5 pm-12 am
closed Sundays
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.

The atmosphere at Zhe An Ting is quite unlike any other. It isn't every place where the owner will bust out an "ErHu" on a whim and start playing songs for customers. But that's just the kind of person Mr. Yeh is. He opened up Zhe An Ting so that all types of people could wander in and try some home-style cooking. And good food for a small tab is exactly what you'll find here. --By Niang Chen, translated by Ann Lee

A: Guests are most definitely treated as friends at Zhe An Ting, so don't be surprised if you find yourself gan bei-ing with the owners before your night is over.

B: Braised Pork (NT$70), Cold Leeks (NT$40), and Dan-Ah Noodles (NT$40) are great choices here. The leeks are mixed with a Japanese-style sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

C: Braised Pork in Brown Sauce (NT$80), Bamboo Shoots (NT$40), and Minced Pork with Rice (NT$35) is the perfect meal for one; make sure you try the bamboo shoots--it's the most popular dish here!

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Wan Jia Eatery

Wan Jia Eatery

Wan Jia Eatery

Wan Jia Eatery

0932-649178
102, DaGuang St
Hours: 6:30 pm-4 am
(closed on Sun)
Credit cards not accepted.

If you're always on the prowl for late-night, inexpensive places to eat, then Wan Jia Eatery certainly fits the bill. It practically takes someone who's been there before to find this small eatery, located next to WuQuan Road. If/when you do find it, prepare for a huge selection of freshly-made, snack-sized dishes, sold for NT$30 each. If you get three dishes and soup, the damage will only be about NT$100, so it's no wonder that this place is pretty much packed anytime you visit. --By Uvia Chang, translated by Ann Lee

A: Pig's Fat with Rice (NT$10), a signature dish at Wan Jia, is made with steamed rice, lard and soy sauce. The Pork Porridge (NT$10) is made with onions, bamboo shoots, lean pork and celery, and then cooked with rice in stewed pork broth.

B: Water-Boiled Vegetables, Grilled Pork, Sausage, and Fried Tofu are often-ordered dishes. Most of the food, like the sausage, is prepared by the owners themselves; this makes it fresh and filled with homemade flavors.

C: Marinated duck meat from I-lan, Pig's Ears, and Water-Boiled Squid also hit the spot on a late-night snack run. The smoky flavor of the duck has a slightly sweet and salty flavor that is perfect with a glass of beer (NT$60).

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