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cijin island: a seafood heaven

Karla

I headed to Cijin Island for their seafood. Cijin Island is a quick 5-minute ferry ride from Kaohsiung (30NT roundtrip). My boyfriend and I strolled the area in hopes to find a specific seafood restaurant, which he discovered via Instagram. Mind that we didn't have a working phone at this time and only had a screenshot of a map where the restaurant is located. After several encounters with the locals in hopes that we are being directed the right way, a lady offered us (actually one of us) to hop on her scooter. She then dropped me off to the restaurant and picked up my boyfriend from where we were walking. This whole event happened with neither of us understanding a lick of Mandarin. For a moment, I forgot I was in a foreign country and didn't realize that I hopped on a scooter with a total stranger, leaving my boyfriend behind. Nevertheless, when we offered to pay the lady for being so helpful; she declined. It's so unbelievable how nice Taiwanese people are.

We finally reached our destination to the Windmill Inn (風車庭園咖啡館), an outdoor restaurant. The wait for a table was about 40 minutes, but I assume it is longer during peak hours. We had Omakase, Scallops, Unagi Nigiri, Ebi Nigiri, and Smoked Halibut Nigiri. My favorite was the Unagi and Smoked Halibut. Everything was so fresh, smooth/silky, and tasty. When it comes to sushi, you just know when it's good and this falls in that spectrum.

風車庭園咖啡館
No. 289之1號, Zhongzhou 2nd Rd, Qijin District, Kaohsiung City, 805
KMRT Caoya Station
then take the ferry to Cijin Island