Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Good Eats: Full House Restaurant, Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area, Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan


Full House Restaurant  No. 8 Shuixiu St., Yuchi Township, Nantou County.  The owner here began preparing fruit-enhanced dishes as a way to help his sick wife.  The menu features exotic and delicious items such as soursop fruit with shitake mushrooms or dragon fruit with salmon.  A personal favorite was a fruity-sauced pork dish with very ripe melon.  Hot pot cooking is also an option.

fruit-enhanced dishes at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
fruit-enhanced dishes at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

fruit-enhanced dishes at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
fruit-enhanced dishes at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

The intriguing dining room is a mish-mash of vintage tables and accessories and features an expansive granite floor.

interior decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
interior decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Throughout, fresh fruits such as giant pomelos and round green squashes are clustered together in attractive arrangements as part of the decor.  Also throughout are hung memorable paintings by the owner’s wife, Lin Yan Ping. 

fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
fresh-fruit decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Plenty more seating is available in an expansive garden, where one umbrella is wired with a crystal chandelier and colorful blown-glass fruits decorate. 

garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
  
garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
garden decor at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Inexpensive lodging is available upstairs in ten knotty-pine rooms, some with deep Japanese-style bathtubs and lake views.

lodging lobby at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
lodging lobby at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

guest room at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
guest room at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

bathtub at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
bathtub at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

view from guest room at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan
view from guest room at Full House Restaurant at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

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images ©2016 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

5 comments:

  1. You brought back very happy memories of Sun Moon Lake for me today, Carole. The Full House Restaurant looks a splendid place.

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  2. Full House Restaurant sounds like an usual place and those dishes are so beautiful. hopefully I'll make it to Taiwan one day.

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  3. Thx to this great post on Taiwan, Carole. I've not yet been there, but your post makes me want to go.

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  4. Carole, this makes me want to return to Taiwan right away! We loved our visit and would have liked more time to see the countryside---and visit Full House.

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  5. Full House Restaurant looks wonderful. I love the food presentation and the decor is great.

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