135, ChangPing E 2nd Rd
4 pm-1 am
Sat-Sun and holidays
Closed a few days during Chinese New Year.
Credit cards accepted. No service charge.
Lively shrimp swimming around in a huge aquarium and chefs hard at work in the busy, open kitchen are two of the characteristic sights at Gold Coast. Since the branch in Hsinchu has been popular for over a decade, the owners decided to open up a new Gold Coast in Taichung. The restaurant chain is well-known for its quality seafood--even the black-and-white pepper is imported from the UK and is ground by the chefs themselves. For May and Mothers' Day, Gold Coast has prepared two special set meals; one is a nine-course meal set that serves six to eight people and costs NT$4,000. The 11-course set serves eight to 10 people. On weekdays, you can enjoy a set meals catered for a party of 10 that cost between NT$6,000 and 8,000. The rice is self-served and all-you-can-eat. --By Lishea Zheng, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Pepper Shrimp (NT$550) is dry-rubbed with a half-dozen spices and left to marinade for 15 minutes.
B. The Sesame Oil Shrimp (NT$600) is made with top-quality sesame oil, rice wine and ginger slices. According to the manager, it tastes best when you mix the sesame oil with some rice.