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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Taiwan: Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle 阿宗麵線

Taiwan is known for their street food and food stalls tucked away in their small alleys. I have always wanted to try Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle 阿宗麵線 as those in Singapore are only available with oysters or shredded chicken, and the oysters are usually not very fresh. angry

The shop was crowded with people slurping and savouring on their signature mee sua during the both times we were at the Ximending outlet. The perks for staying near there! tongue

The usual mee sua comes with oysters, also known as 蚵仔麵線 which I don’t really fancy. The Ay-Chung version comes with braised pig intestines, which are really soft and doesn’t have the strange smell. The noodles were soft and almost melts in the mouth, a sign that it has been cooked for hours to achieve that texture. The condiments like garlic, chilli sauce and cilantro added that extra oomph to the noodles. Eating this is such an enjoyment, especially in the cold weather. smile

Definitely stamped and approved by us! bigsmile

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