When we got back to the “Popular Food In Taiwan”, most of the people have gone and we got settled. It’s a good thing their menu had English translations and pictures aside from big pictures on the wall which one could just point at. The place was clean as well. We were greeted by a friendly staff whom I think is also the owner.
Upon careful review of the menu, Calay ordered Brisk Beef Hotpot while I decided to go for the Salted Pork set. Service was fast and we got our orders almost at the same time within ten minutes. The waitress prepared the heating apparatus for the hot pot and it was up and boiling in front of us in no time. Both of our orders included rice and bottomless soda drinks.
Calay’s Brisk Beef Hotpot was a great choice. Soup base tasted just right. It had beef strips which were soft and tasty. Vegetables included corn, pumpkin, tomato, cabbage and mushrooms and also tofu (well at least those are the only ones I recognize). It also had some meatballs, crabstick, quail eggs, sausage and shrimp. It came with this special sauce similar to Sate but thicker and with stronger flavor mixed with Wasabe.
The Salted Pork set included pork on top of cucumber salad, mongo sprouts, marinated tofu with egg and rice. Although I had a great dish as well, I must admit, I enjoyed Calay’s order even more.
We had an absolutely wonderful meal and we both agreed we are will be going there often. The Brisk Brisket Hotpot set costs only RMB30 and the Salted Pork set RMB22 with a total bill of only RMB52! … all in. Although there are still a lot of cheaper choices in China, for such a great meal it was well worth its price. “Popular Food In Taiwan” in Shekou… we’ll be back!