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TAICHUNG: Aqua 水相餐廳

Posted in food, restaurants, taichung, taiwan by sue on December 11, 2010

www.aquatea.com.tw
407 台中市西屯區惠中路一段117號
No. 117, Sec. 1, HuiZhong Street, XiTun District, Taichung City, Taichung 407
04 2258 1616

Price: Reasonable/Expensive
Rating: Good
Directions: Take a cab or drive
Reservations: Unnecessary

Yet another tea spot, I know… but this place is different. Aqua is trendier than most restaurants in Taichung with its modern decor. It’s great for a change of pace from the “normal spots,” unless you hit up restaurants on GongYi Street quite often.

The food here is pretty decent, but I would suggest you get their pasta dishes, especially their baked pumpkin and chicken risotto. Surprisingly, most Taiwanese places do baked cheese dishes pretty well. (Read the word most, not all.) If you are starving, for an additional NT$150 (~US$5) on top of the cost of your entree, you can get a set meal that comes with soup, salad, a bread basket, baked escargot or salami plate, a palate cleanser (which just means a shot of apple vinegar here), dessert, tea, AND your entree. The other things aren’t mind blowingly delicious, but they are pretty decent. My only complaint about the side dishes would be the sauce that comes with the potato salad. It totally ruined it for me.

The tea section is only half of the restaurant, the other half is a newly added yakiniku restaurant (by newly added, I mean it wasn’t there when I moved out of Taichung in 2009), so this is a review for only half of Aqua. If anyone has tried the yakiniku side, let me know if it’s any good!

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  1. ally said, on December 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    you’ve taken me here before!! yummies!

    • sue said, on December 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm

      Wow. Good memory.

      When do you go back to Taiwan next? I’m thinking about going without my parents sometime this year…

      • sue said, on December 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm

        Oops. I meant next year.

      • ally said, on December 12, 2010 at 10:35 am

        i was thinking about going next chinese new year….or maybe in may or so. u?


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