I’ll be spending some time in Xinzhuang. I started looking into restaurant options - as a foodie, I could only find 小吃 small eats, even with Google Maps. Seems about 80% hotpot and the standard copy+paste local dishes with no variety. I’ve been here for many years now - seeking variety.
Coming from Tianmu area, I think I may have been spoiled I did find some pretty decent lower-tier sushi places. There’s a GB’s about 20m away, but that’s not necessarily in Xinzhuang, anymore. There’s a tiny mall with really good Korean food (franchise) and Thai (franchise).
Other than this, I’m stumped. 0 indian food places nearby, no fusion sushi, the burgers here are a bit sad … I did find a lower-mid-tier breakfast place that has some good sandwiches with real cheese and decent french toast (nothing compared to JB’s or The Diner, but decent).
Any thoughts from fellow foodies out there? I know there’s a GIANT new mall coming soon that’ll probably bring more options.
The Tex Mex is Good Day. I’ve never been there but it doesn’t look bad. Taiwan can’t get Mexican food right though so its a toss up. Hey burger had a nice burger but it’s a bit pricey +300 NT. Hit me up if need anything or want to grab a beer. I’m on this lonely island that is Xinzhuang too.
There used to be an exception to this, prior to COVID-19: Eddy’s Cantina in Tianmu used to have amazing, handmade mexican food with draft beer.
My wife and I have been going there for years and everything (except the bubblegum-like steak) was amazing. However, was…
Recently, we went there… and it was shockingly bad. They used to use fresh everything, but they must have destroyed their recipe from budget setbacks from social distancing or something. The beef now taste like 3x refrozen dogfood with hints of plastic aftertaste. The the chicken is now more dry than licking sand, a side effect of preserving and refreezing chicken too many times.
Luckily the pulled pork’s quality loss isn’t as severe. It’s still decent, but the rest? Downhill.
For what used to be the only good mexican food in Taiwan is now just another “eh” attempt. Or “decent” if you get pork and nothing else (but even their pico and sides has suffered a loss) but draft beer (long dong draft is still super rare - I’d go there just for the beer, although a bit overpriced).