By Monica Lin Translated
by Ann Lee
Photos by Alon Klekner
224, HengNan Rd, Hengchun Township,
Hours: weekdays 11:30 am-3 pm, 5 pm-late (closed Wed);
Sat & Sun 11:30 am-late; holidays 9 am-late
About 50 meters away from the south
entrance of Hengchun Township, you will find a place
adored by many surfers and divers called the Surf Shack.
The shack is often filled with private parties, as well
as bikini and board-short clad tourists from all over
the world bopping in to try their famous burger.
Actually, before running this homestay/restaurant
joint, the Surf Shack used to be a roadside vendor.
As it got bigger and more popular, they managed to make
a name for their great selection of burgers, which include
the half-pound Monster Burger (NT$190) and the intimidating,
full-pound Double Monster Burger (NT$320). If you're
adventurous, try their Chocolate Burger (NT$110)—it's
made with rich, creamy chocolate! Store mangers Ee and
Terry recommend their Chicken Wings (NT$200) and Greek
Salad (NT$200). The crispy, tender chicken wings are
unbeatable for the smell alone. The Greek Salad has
seasonal vegetables and plenty of olives.
Now, you can also enjoy all-day breakfast,
burgers, vegetarian burgers, burritos and smoothies
(NT$100 for all flavors). Surf Shack also operates as
an affordable homestay facility. There are five different
types of rooms for all to choose from: two tiny Japanese-style
rooms (no AC), two double rooms (with AC), and one room
for six with two double beds and two single beds (with
AC). However, advance reservations are recommended.