2-1, TianJin St, Kaohsiung City
Hours:Everyday 11 am-9 pm
Closed every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.
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By Guy Abouttown Translated by Annie Liu
Carefully tucked away behind JiouRu Road (in
the wholesale clothes district) it was by chance that this
writer found the Train Station Restaurant. While waiting for
a friend to arrive at the Kaohsiung Main Train station I came
across a traditional Taiwanese open-air restaurant, packed
with people enjoying hot pot and other dishes, right next
to the railroad tracks.
Mr. Lin, the owner and cook, is always there
to greet his customers with a friendly hello. This is very
much a family business, with Mrs. Lin and other family members
helping out in the kitchen and serving dishes to customers.
The Train Station Restaurant gives one the feeling of a little
piece of the country set right in the middle of Kaohsiung.
Although this is hardly a fancy restaurant, Mr.Lin has spent
years adding bits and pieces to the place, giving it the very
authentic feeling of an old-time country train station. No
wonder one feels instantly at home here.
Mr. Lin specializes in traditional Taiwanese
dishes, but Chinese and Hakkanese dishes can also be found
on the menu. Most dishes cost between NT$80 and NT$120 and
the portions are large, so two people can easily eat their
fill, have a few drinks and still walk out for under NT$500.
The large egg pancake with turnip and green pepper, Konpao
chicken, tofu chicken, beef with green pepper, stir-fry cabbage
and most fish dishes are all great choices. They also have
their own milk tea stand. Currently there are no English menus,
but ordering is easy enough and the Lin family will happily
Getting there can be a little tricky. Head
east down JiouRu Road, pass the Kaohsiung Main Train station
and turn left on TianJin St Street. Follow it until the end
and you are there (right on the train tracks).