---By Pieter Vorster Translated
by Annie Liu
111, Kenting Road (Kenting Main Strip), HengChun Town
Hours:Everyday 11 am-11 pm (winter); 12 pm (summer)
The mass amounts of food stalls, shops,
hotels, restaurants - and people - that line Kenting's
main strip can be intimidating at the best of times.
More often than not, the "go-with-what-you-know"
approach is the best one. This is especially true of
Ocean Blue Restaurant. With an established reputation
for fast, friendly service, good food at affordable
prices and a relaxed atmosphere, they continue to satisfy
regular and new customers.
The interior is spacious and comfortable
with bright surf-oriented murals lining the walls. The
resident DJ plays tunes you may recognize from your
own collection, effectively cutting you off from the
street noise without interfering in your culinary conversation.
Another outstanding feature is the kitchen and staff's
ability to cater to larger groups with an ease uncommon
to many other establishments.
Ocean Blue's menu is divided into four
categories: Asian Flavour, Local Favourites, Western
Selections and offerings from the bar. Amongst the Asian
Flavours, this writer can confidently recommend the
Thai Fried Noodles with either pork, beef, chicken or
seafood (NT$180) and the Green Papaya Salad (NT$200).
Local Favourites include offerings like Gong Bau Chicken
(NT$200) and Stir Fried Pork with Bamboo Shoot (NT$180);
while the Western Selections promise satisfaction in
the form of a Beef sub (NT$180) or Seafood Paella (NT$150).
A Supper Menu is available from 10pm until closing time,
including Samoosa (NT$200) and the OB Special Fried
The bartenders excel at preparing cocktails
and mixed drinks (from NT$160) and the DITA Cherry is
a must-try. They stock a selection of beers (from NT$120)
and even offer Sangria (NT$300). If you want to avoid
alcohol, try their fresh fruit juices or the virgin
Mai Tai or Pina Colada. Special mention must be made
of Ocean Blue's Coffee Orio Smoothie (NT$200), which
is a desert in it's own right!