Ok, this article has been put off for a while now. This occurred during the 228 long weekend, and I've only just had the chance to post this now. Well, I suppose, compared to my 2010 UK articles (unfinished, still!), this is nothing! My sister lured me back home with 'a day trip to Sun Moon Lake'. Another reason I decided to go back to Taichung was also because my weekends for March were all filled up, and it would be too long if I didn't take the trip then. I thought that it would be a nice time to catch some central Taiwan sunshine, but who would've thought! I had brought the horrible Taipei weather to central Taiwan!
There were four of us - my sister, her friend, and her friend's daughter (and moi!). We came to Nantou, and under the recommendation of the friend, we came to this restaurant, famous for its rice dumplings (tangyuan). I was a bit anxious at first, as I didn't know if there would be any non-pork options. But I thought, well! Rice dumplings! I supposed I could always go with the sweet options!
菜單 The menu
I picked mushroom-ball soup and tofu. Not knowing whether the balls were pork-based, I thought: never mind!
Toddler next table, enjoying his meal, before we enjoy ours!
滷豆腐 & 滷蛋 很好吃，但可惜還是有肉燥。
Tofuu and egg. Pity was sprinkled with minced pork. Nonetheless, quite good!
Interesting bottle of vinegar. If you could read Chinese, you'll find the address and the phone number quite interesting.
Puli rice noodles.
My mushroom-ball soup.
Pork rice dumplings.
We were quite full after the above, but since we don't exactly come here every day, the friend recommended that we fill the rest of the space in our tummies with some sweet rice dumplings.
Mini rice dumplings.
Rice dumplings with fillings.
This comes with the fungus that I'm quite fond of.
This is Japanese green tea and peanut flavoured. I don't usually like this flavour, but this turns out to be quite scrumtious!
Sesame tastes wonderfully nice as well. Sweet, but not overly sweet.
The place was packed from the moment we stepped into it.
Spare table in the back garden.
Real fish in the pond.
If you happen to drive to Nantou, I highly recommend this place!