Taiwan: Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產

Comprising of an upscale, modern looking seafood market, sushi bar, restaurants and gourmet grocery, Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產 (AAD) is definitely the place to go to if you are looking for good quality and affordable sushi.

Being a seafood fanatic, I knew I had to add this place to our itinerary during our stay in Taipei, and I didn’t regret doing so. We took the metro and alighted at Xingtian Temple station, which was a 10-15 mins walk from there. Plan your itinerary properly as it can get really crowded, especially during meal times.

So what was the hype about AAD?

Live Aquamarine Area

What first greeted us was this massive live aquamarine area with king crabs, abalones, scallops, clams, you name it, they have it. You can select your seafood and the staff will cook it for you on the spot. How cool is that?

Ready-to-eat Food

If you are pressed for time, you can simply grab a bento or ready-to-eat food like snow crabs, unagi, seafood, sashimi and do takeaways. It’s that convenient.

Grocery Section

Their grocery section is massive! They have everything – meats, fruits, frozen seafood, ice cream, mentaiko, chips, sauces and the list goes on. It reminds me of Emporium but on a larger scale.

Others

There’s even a florist here, with some merchandises on sale.

Dining Area

The Sushi Bar is the most popular eatery here, we were lucky that we didn’t have to wait for long before we get seats. Uh no, we had to literally stand throughout the whole meal though. Other areas are the Hot Pot, Charcoal Grill and Seafood Bar, which are not as popular.

Chefs in preparation.

We were given a complimentary miso soup with salmon bits. Super yums!

Fresh sashimi set with salmon, tuna, prawn and sea bream.

The Deluxe Sushi set is totally worth the calories and is an affordable indulgence priced at NT$600 (S$28) which is worth repeated orders. They have other sushi sets ranging from NT$210-NT$980, which nothing in Singapore comes close to this kind of pricing and quality.

Happily tucking in! smile I’ll definitely revisit if I’m ever in Taiwan again.

Addiction Aquatic Development 上引水產
Address: No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
Opening hours: 6am – 12am
Tel: (886) 2 2508 1268

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Plentyfull – Restaurant, Patisserie & Gourmet Grocer

Plentyfull is an all-day dual concept restaurant comprising of a restaurant, patisserie and gourmet grocer and more. With a philosophy of sourcing their ingredients from farms and cooking with no preservatives, it offers a wide variety of menu which are freshly prepared in-house.

What first greeted us was Little Farms, their gourmet grocer with a range of organic ingredients and snacks, from which the restaurant obtains some of its ingredients as well.

The restaurant’s interior was spacious, warm and nicely decked out in beautiful modern industrial decor.

Plentyfull Fries ($12) caught me by surprise. What a unique way of presenting fries. The potatoes are shaved in strips and fried to give it a layered and crispy texture.

Tofu Caprese ($14) is made with silken tofu dressed in yuzu soy dressing with plum tomatoes, shallot and seeds. The tangy tomatoes and yuzu sauce truly stimulates the palate and appetite.

Miso Gratinated Aubergine ($16) also known as eggplant is gratinated with Saikyo miso on cabbage slaw to give it a crispy skin and tender meat-like texture.

Pan-fried Farmed Barramundi ($26) is quick-braised and served with seasonal greens in a yuzu wasabi glaze.

House-smoked Mussels on Toast ($24) is served with charred scallion yoghurt and kimchi tomatoes. It has a balanced taste of sweet, sour and spicy.

Short-rib Ragu with House-made Parpadelle ($26) is my favorite main dish which includes ingredients like confit vine tomatoes and pecorino cheese. The pasta is springy with a firm bite, not too soggy and just right. The meat sauce is extremely flavorful, and the texture is slightly different from the usual bolognese sauce as this is more meaty.

Mango Mint Soda ($8) and Bana-Tato ($9) are made with fresh mango, mint leaves, soda and banana, soya milk, honey, sweet potato. Sweet potato in a drink? Don’t be alarmed, it was surprisingly delicious!

Devil’s Food Cake ($9) has various sponge cake layers topped with valrhona dark chocolate ganache. Very rich, very moist, very sinful. tongue

Queen’s Cake ($9) is a crowd-pleasing dessert with strawberry sponge layered with rose cream, lychees and raspberries. It was light, sweet and fluffy. Definitely a ladies’ favorite. heart

S’mores Tart ($8) is my personal favorite. That buttery and crunchy crust, with chocolatey goodness and a smooth meringue on top that’s lightly toasted. I give this a thumbs up. smile

Monkey Cake ($9) got its name as it is made with chocolate and bananas.

Plentyfull
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-79/80 Millenia Walk
Tel: (65) 6493 2997
www.facebook.com/PlentyfullSG
Note: Prices are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.