I’m reading the thread about places to eat in Xindian and I’m starting to feel really jealous - and I’d like to know what places are good in Danshui.
There are the obvious and good foreign-style establishments:
But what are other places that people like? A good seafood place would be especially welcome. I’ve had far too much bad seafood in this town, which I suppose is what happens in tourist traps.
Some places that come to mind:
there’s an Indian wrap/ roti place near the MRT station - just around the corner from the Starbucks (on the main road, not on laojie).
a hole-in-the-wall Thai next to a hole-in-the-wall Indonesian, on… uh… an alley, 長興街 (Zhangxing Jie) I think. If you’re walking up Zhongshan Road (towards Eddy’s), you’ll come to a traffic light with a busy intersection; keep going along Zhongshan and turn right down the next alley. Both provide cheap ok-but-not-great street food, but I prefer Thai or Indonesian cheap street food to the Taiwanese variety.
decent frozen yogurt place on the waterfront, next to the best-avoided Ireland’s Potato.
the waterfront bar, near Big Tom’s ice cream: great beer selection, but unfortunately I find it’s not a good place to sit for very long (just stools on the railing).
There are a number of westernish restaurants along the waterfront, none of which I’ve gone to twice.
I do want to know about good Chinese/ Taiwanese places, but the only local-food place that I liked has closed. As has the Vietnamese stall that I liked. As has the Korean place near TKU that I liked.