Sitting under a shady branch, you feel the cool breeze brush against your face. A fragrant waft of air seeps through the windows of the house. Your memories bring you back to your grandparent’s hometown where the whole family is gathered around a table in front of your old family house, chit-chatting away happily. The name “Bridge Chiao” comes from the phrase chiao shi qing (hammering out a problem.) This isn’t just a restaurant in an old house, it acts more like a bridge that connects delicious meals and wondrous memories.
Although it is located in Taitung City, Bridge Chiao is like a breath of fresh air. Most guests would easily miss this spot if not for the Hua Tuo Temple acting as a landmark. The restaurant is a renovated old building. The yard and building’s exterior were retained and the interior was decorated with retro furniture and plenty of books so that guests would feel as though time stands still in this cute restaurant. Come and experience a slowed-down pace of living amidst your busy lives.
Despite Bridge Chiao’s relatively hidden location, the unique dishes it offers have made it popular amongst the local foodies. The restaurant offers some set menus, each including a main, three side dishes, soup, and tea. The dishes are made from locally sourced ingredients. The Roselle chicken thigh is a must try, the juicy chicken paired with the sweet and sour roselle sauce is refreshing and delicious. The pilose beggarticks omelet incorporates local wild greens that have a crisp and sweet flavor. The gac pudding and basque cheesecake are also signature items on the menu. Besides offering delicious dishes, the rice served at Bridge Chiao is self-grown Changbin rice, the juice is pressed and blended fresh, and attention is paid to every detail to present the highest quality family-style meal.
Gentle Reminder: The restaurant is crowded on weekdays and weekends; we suggest making a reservation by phone before visiting. （Photo Credit：[email protected]）