If you love seafood, then you’ll love Chenggong. The Kuroshio Current runs along the east coast and brings the freshest and biggest fish towards the Chenggong Fishing Harbor. Meet Marlin, a small and elegant seafood restaurant located close to the Chenggong Fishing Harbor, doesn’t look like your average seafood joint. Many Taiwanese celebrities have graced this authentic local eatery. Terry Gou, CEO of Foxconn, Ang Lee, Director of Life of Pi and Yilan, a well-known travel and food writer, have all stopped by for a meal. Meet Marlin is a must when you visit Chenggong Township.
Meet Marlin’s owner, Lin Yubin, is living out his father’s legacy by bringing Chenggong’s costal lifestyle to the dinner table. Every day, Lin Yubin goes to local merchants and handpicks the freshest fish he can find. Lin Yubin wants guests at Meet Marlin to enjoy the finest seafood that Chenggong Fishing Harbor has to offer. You can also enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the fishing port from the restaurant’s large windows. At Meet Marlin, you can dine and watch the fishing boats come and go. But more importantly, you get a chance to experience the laidback lifestyle of a Taiwanese fishing town.
Meet Marlin showcases a wide array of dishes cooked in a variety of delicious ways. A must-have appetizer is their refreshing and sweet chilled seaweed salad. Their dazzling assorted sashimi platter uses thick slices of fresh fish that’s made to order. The platter also comes with tantalizing freshly ground wasabi from Alishan. Meet Marlin also features a flavorful and crispy deep fried Mahi Mahi fillet as well as pork feet boiled with pieces of dried Mahi Mahi. This special stew is thick, sweet and goes well with rice. A meal at Meet Marlin is the perfect way to wrap up your eventful day along the coast.