Dongshih Harbor Seafood and Congee
142, FuXing Rd, Fengyuan Dist
Hours: 9:30 am-2 pm, 5-8 pm
3rd Thu. each month)
As dawn begins to break, the food vendors in front of Fengyuan's Miaotung Night Market on ZhongZheng Road prepare to open. Although this restaurant hides behind numerous vendor stands, customers are drawn to it by its fresh and aromatic seafood dishes, which include top-quality seafood congee porridge such as Milkfish Belly Congee. --By Shi Yong Feng, translated by Anna Yang
A. The succulent oysters of Dongshih Harbor are used in the deep-fried oyster rolls, which are golden and crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Thanks to this restaurant, fresh seafood once enjoyed far away is now conveniently available in Taichung at the traditional Fengyuan First Market, which is right next to Miaotung Night Market.
B. A fresh bowl of Scallop Seafood Congee (NT$130) is made with juicy scallops, squid, shrimp, clams and fish balls. Milkfish Belly Congee (NT$80) is broiled with ginger until the belly fat melts and it becomes thick with collagen. Some pungent ginger adds to the flavor and fragrance of these dishes.
C. Sashimi pleases with its chewy texture.