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Mr Goose (revisit to 2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

I consider Hualien my second home here in Taiwan. It’s become a routine to visit Hualien whenever I come back. This trip was no exception. I didn’t have many expectations other than to eat really good food while I was there. My mom and great uncle had a few surprises for me which I’ll share in a later post. There was, however, no surprise about visiting Mr Goose in Hualien. I CRAVE Mr Goose almost immediately when I think about this Hualien restaurant.

I’ve blogged about Mr Goose several times on this blog. We visited their second location again as it’s more spacious and ‘modern’.

TAIWAN BEER

There’s something so grown upnabout sharing beer with your elders.

They have a beer case and you serve yourself. You also pick up sauces.

You order from a check list and give it to the waitress. An itemized receipt comes to your table.

NOODLE SOUP

We ordered two of these. Family loves this noodle dish in the goose broth.

BREAST MEAT GOOSE

The holy grail of goose in my opinion. Look at the presentation – it makes my eyes hungry. The breast meat is expertly sliced and fanned out. The meat is tender, juicy, flavorful, sinful. The skin has just the right amount of fat.

NOODLE SOUP

I think 3 of these were ordered. It’s the same broth as the previous noodle soup dish but they used different noodles. This one also has vegetables and a few slices of pork,

MARINATED PIG SKIN

We thought this was jelly fish at first but it’s actually pig skin. I liked this dish quite a bit. The slightly sweet & sour vinegar marinade worked well with the crunchy skin.

DEEP FRIED FISH ROE

I didn’t try this as fried fish roe topped with kewpie mayo didn’t appeal to me that evening.

SAUTEED CLAMS

I didn’t like this clam dish. The clams were tiny and hard to find.

VEGETABLES
SQUID

I think the squid was quickly boiled. It was served with a side of wasabi.

SAUTEED VEGETABLES
CHICKEN SOUP

This was an amazing chicken soup. The broth, my gosh – the BROTH, was unreal. There was a cleanness to this broth that I can’t explain. There weren’t any added fluff (such as vegetables, etc). There was just a pure chicken essence to this broth that I couldn’t get enough of.

SWEET SOUR SPARE RIBS

This was a total Faye-mistake order. It LOOKED great on the menu but it tasted terrible. The spare ribs were mushy and not appetizing. The sauce was lackluster and runny.

Service is simple. They pretty much shuttle your dishes over to you and that’s about it. I enjoyed the goose and the chicken soup this meal. I’d recommend trying Mr Goose if you’re in Hualien.

MR. GOOSE – 2ND LOCATION
No. 224, Linsen Rd, Hualien City
Hualien County, Taiwan 970
Phone:+886 3 833 1906

6 thoughts on “Mr Goose (revisit to 2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

    1. Hi Soo,

      Do you remember 168 inside 99 Ranch all those years ago? That was the only place I’ve ever seen this type of goose. 99 Ranch and other markets sell frozen raw gooze – really expensive per lb. I bought one once to make for a dinner party and it’s pretty tasty!

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