Oyster Bar TaipeiPosted By Jennifer Ho Aug 07 2011 · 0 comments · Dining Out
The Oyster Bar is on the Gourmet Food floor of the Bellavita complex by the Taipei City Hall MRT station. It boasts a very sleek look especially for a food court kiosk restaurant. Their specialty as you can probably guess, is oysters. We ordered two Ecailles oysters that were said to have a fruity taste – and boy, did they! Never had an oyster with such a unique taste that’s for sure.
We had two glasses of white wine to accompany our meal – a Joseph Drouhin chablis and a Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Blanc Les Baronnes the former being more weighty and sour and the latter being a sweeter, lighter and fruitier white. We had a smoked salmon and mixed freen salad served with onion, chopped capers, sour cream and yellow and white egg yolk, a smoked salmon block with orange, seaweed and original flavours as well as a deep fried crab cake with sea urchin tartare. Despite the slight mess up with our order (received a pan fried shrimp and scallop plate instead of my order of crab cake) the service was cordial and quite fast – but we were also the only customers at the Oyster Bar that night. While the meal was expensive by Taiwan’s standards, you would pay about the same in the West.