Gong Xiong Po Po is the place in Kaohsiung to sate your shaved ice cravings: the unassuming stall, full of rickety stools and metal tables, serves a classic mango shaved ice piled high with chunks of golden fruit and topped with ice cream. Green tea shaved ice with adzuki bean and tofu is a filling option, and you can even ask for a side of creamy gelatin pudding, just in case you’re not full enough.
Kaohsiung dining presents the perfect opportunity to try Hakka-style food, a cuisine that originated in the southern Chinese provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. Hakka meals may well be among Taiwan’s most hearty; try the classic sticky rice with pork wrapped in leaves for a good introduction to the cuisine. In Kaohsiung, locals love to go to the Meinong Folk Village, an artificial re-creation of a Hakka neighborhood.
San Antonio serves traditional French flavors in a cool and contemporary style. The presentation leans towards nouvelle cuisine, with adventurous sauces drizzled across black slate plates. The flavors and refined atmosphere, as well as the extensive European wine list, make San Antonio one of Kaohsiung’s best gastronomic evenings in town.
San Antonio, No.7-1 Hexi Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, +886 7533 5330