Dear friends! I have not abandoned thy! I was busy with some fun stuff that’s been taking up most my time. I hope to share these things with you shortly. But for now, to make things up I came back with a somewhat looooonnngggguuuh post, filled with photos. You see, iv’e been digging into my iPhoto lately and I found these photos I took almost A YEAR AGO when I went to my go-to-fishie-restaurant here in Taipei. And so I found out, I NEVER POSTED these photos before! Shame shame… That’s why i’m sharing these photos with you now.
The name of this restaurant/fish market/supermarket/BBQ garden restaurant/hotpot restaurant is: Addiction Aquatic Development (pfffff…I just say Addiction) I think most of the Taipei locals are familiar with this place. If you’re not and you love to eat fresh fish in Japanese style or sashimi/sushi: you must visit this place!
When you first enter the fish market you can see all kinds of king crabs and scallops and more of the same family. You can buy fish straight from the tanks if you like and let the folks of Addiction prepare it for you to eat in the BBQ garden.
Addiction has all the walls covered in fridges filled with all kinds of fish and excellent quality meats. Even (alcoholic and non alcoholic) drinks, fruits, vegetables Japanese ceramics and other pretty home interior stuff (last one sounds kinda weird, but it’s great to explore that section if you’re there). I even saw a great collection of cheeses the other day!1!!111!!1 This is a great place if you’re having special dinners at home, this is your go to place to shop for ingredients like meat and fish.
In my opinion the best place to eat at Addiction is the sushi bar. I know i’m not the only person who thinks this because the queue’s have been crazy lately! My advice to you: first go to the sushi bar and grab a number and after that go explore the rest of the restaurant/market etc. This will save you some headache.
Outside down the hall way is a fruit and smoothie bar. You can even get fresh coconut juice, so yummy!
Even flowers if you’d like!
The day I took these photos we went for dinner in the BBQ garden outside. It has a nice atmosphere, especially at night. Look at the lights! Be ready to wait in line too for this though. Busssyyyy!
If you’re having dinner in the BBQ garden you can pick your food from the freezers outside. There’s not a real menu available. Just point and stare, that’s what I always do.
They’ll serve the food on these Japanese style BBQ pots. It’s mostly for show and for keeping your food a little warm as soon as it’s done. They will place the meat or the fish right on top of the hot stones, those are being kept warm by the hot coles inside the pot.
This is me slurping my coconut’s hart out.
And our yummy food! This is mouth-watering fresh, fatty marbled meat, straight from the BBQ. Don’t tell me you didn’t just die.
We dip the meat as much as possible in this deep-fried garlic. DON’T SMELL JUST EAT. So delish.
BBQ pork on a stick!
Salmon and some mushrooms
O yes we did: fresh lobster!
Some king crab legs, these things are big!
And finally some salted shrimps.
Bet you’re putting on your flip-flops now to run to this place and get your fishie Addiction on! Can’t blame ya, i’m hungry now too and I just ate.
Addiction Aquatic Development
No. 18, Alley 2, Ln 410, Minzu E Rd
(02) 2508 – 1268