Xian Wu Sashimi Rice Bowl Restaurant
10, JingCheng Rd, Xitun District
(near Taichung Port Rd)
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5-10 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Xian Wu offers various tasty sashimi rice bowls for sashimi lovers. The restaurant features a very Japanese-style interior, and the bar displays different kinds of sashimi slices for the main entrees. Xian Wu is plain, straightforward place that focuses on its food and ensuring freshness--an essential ingredient for sashimi rice bowls. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. Besides rice bowls, this cozy little restaurant also offers sushi, temaki (hand rolls), sea food and fish soups, prepared with enthusiasm by the young staff members.
B. Broiled Salmon Rice Bowl with Miso Soup (NT$180) and Various Rice Bowls (NT$120-200) feature vinegar rice that is perfect. The rich, starchy rice is chewy but not sticky, and refreshing even when consumed cold. The Japanese Tsukiji style of eating mixes all the burdock, shredded seaweed, pickled ginger, shredded lettuce and sashimi in the bowl. This goes perfectly in big spoonfuls when enjoyed with a bit of sushi soy sauce and wasabi.
C. Seven Kinds of Various Sashimi (NT$120) is fresh and reasonably-priced.