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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2005.
Alamu Aborigine fusion cooking at Alamu
8, Lane 8, JinShan 6th St., Hsinchu
Hours: 11 am-2 pm; 5-9 pm
Credit Card Accepted. No smoking. Parking spaces
are available nearby.
Meals cost between NT$200 and NT$300.
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Aborigine-theme restaurant Alamu, situated
on the Jin Shan side of the Hsinchu Science Park, promotes
an understanding of aboriginal culture through cuisine,
enjoyed in a suitable atmosphere. In addition to the
one-of-a-kind exterior decorations, this passion for
things Aborigine is illustrated with aboriginal music
and owner Miss Sun Yi-Xian's painstaking interior decor.
Miss Sun not only picks out and purchases the freshest,
best-quality ingredients each day from the local markets,
but also pays great attention to the preparation of
the food in the healthiest, most natural and simplest
way. Former Cantonese chef Mr. Luo recommends the Millet
in Hot Pot. He has combined Cantonese, Japanese, Chinese
and Aborigine-style cooking, and suggests that diners
add the Thousand-Year-Old Eggs (Pi Dan), You Tiao [deep-fried
bread sticks], White Fish and Chicken last in order
to make the soup base more delicious.
Miss Sun also recommended the Pork with
Betel Flower, a cold dish that consists of betel flowers
and wild pork with homemade curry sauce dribbled over
it. The Steamed Fish in Bamboo Shoot is also highly
recommended. Specially-prepared bamboo shells are lined
with fragrant bamboo leaves, symbolizing the intimate
relationship between aboriginal people and bamboo. Then
fish that has been specially brought in from JianShi
County is placed on top. This dish has a special character
of its own.
Miss Sun is from the Bunun tribe, so
rather rare Bunun dishes are available here. There is
also the Alamu Special Dish; made from vegetables picked
in the mountains, this popular dish is prepared in a
natural way that emphasizes its freshness. Apart from
special aboriginal dishes, there are also the usual
stir-fry and seafood dishes. Finally, why not try some
aboriginal millet wine after dinner?
The best thing about this restaurant is that, after
your meal, you're are invited to move to another clean
table to enjoy their fruit and dessert. This kind of
caring service certainly makes a great impression!
By Kristy Liu Translated
by Cara Steenstra