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Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan 上引水產 is an exciting new development. At Addiction Aquatic Development you can experience the freshest fish, sushi, and sashimi in Taipei. Located on Minzu East Road by the Taipei Fish Market about a 20min walk from Zhōngshān Junior High School Station embarks a whole new culinary experience. Mitsui Food and Beverage Enterprise Group 三井日本料理 brings the adventures of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market to Taiwan. AAD provides three types of restaurant within this seafood amusement parl: 1. A high-end standing sushi bar; 2. Hotpot; and 3. Charcoal Grilled BBQ patio.
Whether you chose to walk thru the streets and soak in Taiwan’s culture and older traditional market stalls filled with lush fruits and vegetables, fish, dried goods, and meat. You’re photo walk will be filled with pleasant surprises. Just be careful of passing scooters.
When you arrive at Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan you are welcomed by tanks filled with the freshest seafood possible. No doubt, the freshest seafood comes from the morning’s catch! Be enlightened as you watch King Crab tries to claw their way out, abalone and sea scallops spend a leisurely swim. Whether you arrive at Addiction Aquatic Development in Taipei to eat, to purchase or simply to admire… the view is theatrical.
After you are done contemplating what to eat or bring home, you are led through the pathways into Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan supermarket. Beautiful fruits of the freshest quality; cooked food for the hurried business-person, premium cuts of beef, poultry, etc; even a selection of fine home products are available .
How could we not try the stand up sushi bar. Chose from a selection of combination meals and individual selections, there is something for everyone. We recommend starting with the set meal for about 2000 NTD ($66CAD) – a price impossible in Vancouver. Add individual nigiri or grilled seafood if you are still hungry.
Our set menu came with BBQ grilled king crab legs (highly recommend and crowd favorite). The the salt water and sweetness of crab meat radiate.
Grilled mackerel is tender and juicy.
Some kind of light seasoned and seared fish. SO fresh!
Sea Urchin (uni) is a must! One of the freshest uni I’ve had since Japan. The golden cushions is sweet, briny salty, and immensely palatable. Be warned their uni supply often runs out early.
Then arrives the nigiri platter.
Cooked Shrimp: A springy texture over a refreshing sweetness. A rare occurrence.
Farm Salmon: fresh but not special.
Tuna: Melting but slightly chewy at parts. Believe we got a bad cut.
Engawa: a fatty fish slightly torched and sprinkled with a light citrus soy sauce.
Ikura: Individual popping juicy roe. Translucent. Delicious.
Next on the menu was a seafood salad with ponzu soy sauce and sprint greens
Underneath the roe was a calm and fish paste layer.
Miso Soup: filled with shrimp and fish. A giant pot of broth is made in front of you where buckets of shrimp heads are added constantly. The soup is never diluted and literally we can say it is a Fresh bowl of soup.
Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
Hours: 06:00 to 12:00 midnight
No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Taipei City | 台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號
T: (02) 2508-1268
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Greek Yogurt is highly popular right now and continues to trend. Increasingly more companies are beginning to see the appeal and want in on the piece of the pie. On April 5th, TCBY debuted their Greek Frozen Yogurt; the Honey Vanilla flavour […]
Holy Crap cereal originally appeared on the Dragon’s Den where their fame to fortunes began. Home to beautiful British Columbia and a short ferry ride away in Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, co-founders of HapiFoods Group Inc, Corin and Brian Mullins created artisan made cereals with organic ingredients (of which some are the oldest perfect foods known to humans)… made as a survival cereal.
Acclaimed to be beneficial to consumer’s health and increases energy levels, these bird seed like cereal aren’t cheap. Planet Organic sells them at $12.99 for 225 grams bag (8 full servivings) while Save-On Foods is slightly cheaper at $9.99. You can also order them online at http://holycrap.ca for $39.95 for 3 bags. Holy Crap!
Holy Crap breakfast cereal is gluten free, lactose free, sugar free, salt free, wheat free, nut free, vegan, completely all natural; and high in fibre, iron, calcium, omega 3 and 6. So will something so everything-free going to taste good? Will I end up tasting cardboard, pulp chips and be left taste-buds free?
Key ingredients include chia (salvia hispanica) is a species in the mint flowering plant; an oil seed crop that was once more valuable than gold to the Aztecs in the 16th century before the Spanards came and burnt all the crops. Further the label also states organic hulled hemp hearts, organic buckwheat, organic cranberries, organic raisins, organic apple bits, and organic cinnamon. I get it! It’s all ORGANIC.
This organic treat is said to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Soluble fibre, the seed blooms and goes through your system and reduces cholesterol. Sounds quite antioxidant!
Alternatively to the Holy Crap cereal, the Skinny B with 50% more chia is available.
Mix 2 tbs with 4 tbs of almond, soy or hemp milk or milk
Sprinkle 1 tbs on yogurt, oatmeal or granola.
Stir, wait 3-4 minutes.
My questions were before consuming this overly priced product were:
Will it taste good?
Will it satiate my hunger throughout the morning?
Will I lose weight?
Alternative ways to incorporate this into other meals other than breakfast?
Holy crap smells very nutty and fruity. Before adding fluids to it tastes rather like bland and dry – crunchy seed like texture. I feel like a bird eating this.
After 5 mins soaking in milk… I don’t quite see the seeds expanding as other bloggers witnessed. However, it does look like it is starting to clump together. A closer look, there are tapioca like jelly substances forming around the seed.
I had to drizzle some honey to it. I simply can not eat this alone.
Finally, I ate at 7 am when will I be hungry by 10:30 am? Stay tuned…
Meinhardt Cafe is a supermarket located on Granville Street and 14th. It was surprising to see this sandwiched between clothing stores, but then again there is William-Sonoma across the street. Meinhardt offers private labels, organic goods, artisan cheeses around the world. Cakes and desserts are also made […]
Ovaltine 阿華田 has been a household condiment, treat and traditions older than you and I. Originally named Ovomaltine, it was developed in Berne, Switzerland and later exported to Britain in 1909. This brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract (except the blue packaging in […]
I like to share with you the Holy Grail of dairy products; namely Liberté Yogurt. Proudly Canadian, this manufacturer began production in Montreal (corner of Saint-Urbain/ Duluth street) since 1936. Not going to bore you with company facts of which you can read here (click) . The company produces natural and absolutely delicious dairy products and probiotics – if you haven’t tried Liberté you are truly missing out! I used to think Activia was the bomb, then I switched to Island Farms, now I’ve found true love.
Truly Méditérranée Yogurt at its finest – rich, thick, and absolutely velvety. Compare to Fage (also natural Greek Yogurt), Liberté is much smoother much like heavy cream whipped soft. Full-Fat yogurt comes in opulent array flavours. Take Lemon for instance – it’s like lemon meringue slightly less tart! Pineapple – tastes fresh and reminds me of Hawaii sunshine. Thickest, Richest, Fruit at the bottom mother of all yogurt!
But by far I heart Mediterranee French Vanilla the most! 270 Calories per every 6oz. Mix some fresh fruits such as blueberries or peaches, granola, or cereal and you have yourself a healthy breakfast!
Culturally beneficially in every bite!