After visiting the eco park and bamboo forest of Hsitou we headed towards a very nice mountain hotel where we enjoyed the pine trees and nice hilly mountainside stay.
That evening after walking around again (as if we did not walk enough at Hsitou) we had a good meal...again in a restaurant "downstairs". They do know how to make full use of their space...vertically and deep into the ground or down the slope...
This is an unusal dish of very crispy small shrimps with herbs all freshly harvested from the mountainside.
This is an assortment of cold chicken and pickled bamboo. Another version of pickled bamboo.
This is superb thinly sliced wild boar with local greens.
This is a dish of river fish fried very very crispy and they are really tasty....we ate everything - head and tail.
The owner of this mountain side hotel planted radish himself...He was always around to show us things and sights and especially his vegetables. I really appreciate his personal touch here. It is like having the BOSS coming in for an event and he even wants to let you know where the food comes from....It is his special interest in organic food and his green fingers. A book should be written about him.
This is local fish (not as good as bertutu) but is fairly tasty.
More fresh and delicate mushrooms.....Again the spring onions and coriander come from the boss's personal garden.