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FUN MAGAZINE, September, 2005.
AFRICA FISH HOUSE
345, XinYi Road, section 4
Hours: 11 am-1 pm
Credit cards accepted; add 10% service charge.
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--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra
Without having to travel thousands
of miles, you can now enjoy great South African cuisine
at the corner of Taipei's XinYi and GuangFu South roads.
This brand-new restaurant features comfortable surroundings
and an African jungle decor theme. Known as the "Europe
of Africa" and the "Rainbow Country",
South Africa has an early colonial history with influences
from the East, West and Africa, all helping to shape
the dining and drinking culture there. Consequently,
there is a kaleidoscope of flavors to be experienced,
as a glimpse of the menu indicates. The South Africa
Hake Fillet Served with Tarragon Sauce (NT$380) is made
with the deliciously fine hake fish. The Lamb with Black-Eyed
Beans & Pumpkin (NT$1,000, serves two to four) must
be ordered in advance, as this dish takes at least six
hours to cook. No water is added during the process,
as lamb, onions, black-eyed beans, tomatoes, pumpkin
and spices are cooked together, with white wine added
to boost flavors. The end result is well worth savoring.
Donu's Lobster Piri Piri (NT$700), imported from Capetown,
uses green vegetables, spices and Nigerian sauces to
highlight the lobster flavors. The South Africa Dorowat
Chicken Leg Stew (NT$280), South Africa Pork Curry with
Banana (NT$280), and Deep Fried White Stampnouse Fish
Fillet (NT$280) are also very popular dishes.