Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Travel: Addiction Aquatic Development Center (Taipei, Taiwan)

I had read about Addiction Aquatic Development Center online while trip planning multiple places online (Official website, Trip Advisor, Hungry Girl in Taipei, Nomss.com) and was excited to check it out.

It reminded me a lot of Eataly in NYC. There is a supermarket section with tons of seafood, fruits and veg, packaged ingredients, prepared foods, prepared sushi, etc. There are also various places to eat, such as a popular standing sushi bar (you have to get a number), a raw bar, some cooked food, etc. There's an outdoor patio for the grilled BBQ as well, and a sit down restaurant with upstairs seating called Tresors de la Mer. There's also a wine bar and a home goods section.

Since we expected the main area to be quite crowded (and it was), so we had our hotel concierge make us a dinner reservation at Tresors de la Mer (separate post coming!). We arrived a bit early so we could check out the supermarket though! If I lived in Taipei, I'd definitely want to check out all the food you can get here on the main floor :)

(Sidebar: We seemed to have crappy luck with taxi drivers in Taiwan not knowing the address we wanted to go to. For some reason, ours could not locate this place and basically dropped us off about 5 minutes away when we decided we were tired of going around in circles and making U-turns. Then we got to the front entrance and saw there's a huge line of taxis dropping people off and taking people home. What the heck, how did we get stuck with a taxi driver that did not know about this place?!?!)

Addiction Aquatic Development Center

Fruit & Veg

Mmmm crab

Homegoods section

Outdoor seating area for the charcoal grilled BBQ restaurant

Small fish

Tinier fish

tiniest fish!

HUGE bag of bonito flakes

Penguin sculptures near check out

If you like food (or seafood), this is a really neat place to hang out :D

Basic Info:

台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號 (看地圖)
營業時間 週一至週日 06:00~24:00
TEL.02-2508-1268 FAX.02-2508-0268

No.18, Aly. 2, Ln. 410, Minzu E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City.( Map)
Hours of Operation: 06:00 to 24:00
TEL. 886-2-2508-1268 FAX. 886-2-2508-0268

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