Cafe de Riz 米販食堂.咖啡 – Must Try!

If you like rice and sashimi then this place is definitely worth a try! What more do you need if you get the perfect mix of fresh seafood and sweet sushi rice? 

Cafe de Riz  (Map, Facebook) is beautiful and sparkling clean. To me, the decor is  simple and modern and since they serve Japanese donburis (rice bowls), the decoration shows off different types of rice in flasks and bowls. The prices are on the more expensive side for food in Asia, but I think it is worth it. You get large pieces of high quality fish and I know you’ll leave very satisfied.

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Plate setting
Plate setting

I ordered the Marinated Tuna Don (~$26 USD) and Daniel got the Fabulous Seafood Don (~$40 USD) — because he is that fabulous. Our set meals come with a dragon fruit salad with a mango puree dressing to start and Genmatcha tea to end the meal. (You can order a different drink and pay the difference)

Salad with red dragon fruit and mango puree dressing
Salad with red dragon fruit and mango puree dressing

For my Marinated Tuna Don, it comes with shredded Tamago (egg), six huge pieces of soy marinated tuna and a big scoop of chopped tuna. All top off with shredded seaweeds and green onions. The rice is perfectly cooked and seasoned, sweet and vinegary, and personally, I don’t really care for white rice but, here tonight, I devoured this bowl down to the very last grain — It’s that good. Also, each meal comes with a miso soup and it’s light with fresh seaweeds and soft tofu — I am usually picky with miso soup, especially back in the States, because they make me so thirsty afterward, but so far in Taiwan, the miso is actually very tasteful.

Marinated Tuna Don
Marinated Tuna Don
 Marinated Tuna Don
Marinated Tuna Don
Miso Soup
Miso Soup

Daniel’s Fabulous Seafood Don comes with a variety of fish and salmon roe. I think there are at least seven different types of fish — with 2-3 pieces per type, including the uni. If you can’t be full off of this, then I don’t know what will ever fill you up.

Fabulous Seafood Don
Fabulous Seafood Don

 

Fabulous Seafood Don
Fabulous Seafood Don
 Not sure what kind of seafood is next to the uni, but the texture is like a sea cucumber
Not sure what kind of seafood is next to the uni, but the texture is like a sea cucumber…maybe it is.

A warm cup of tea to wash down our glutenous seafood meal.

Genmatcha Tea
Genmatcha Tea
  • GBC

    seafood next to Uni: abalone and scallop. The eel is actually a salt-water eel (anago) instead of the regular fresh water eel (unagi). they use 3 types of imported miso to create a balanced flavour while most of the other shops just use price-friendly commercial miso.

    • Awesome! Thanks for the helpful clarification!