The Hipster Pier 2 Art District and yummy Western food…in Taiwan!

25 May

I know you are curious about what American or Western food is like in Taiwan… but before I jump in to all the yummy food, let me give you some info in regards to this Art District because it’s pretty interesting:

Pier 2 Art District in Kaohsiung Taiwan

Pier 2 Art District in Kaohsiung Taiwan

The Pier 2 Art District (高雄市駁二藝術特區) used to be a harbor, and the entire art district uses all the old warehouses by the harbor.  For example, the main Pier 2 art center building used to be a warehouse that stored sugar and fish powder.  This gives the entire place a really unique, and almost ‘hipster-like’ feel to me.  The art is generally Modern Art, and the audience is mostly a younger crowd.  There are several different museums and galleries here, and you’ll find random artsy statues hanging around on the streets.  The scenery is also pretty nice, and you are by the Love River.

Now back to the food at Pasadena.  There’s a few different Pasadena restaurants scattered around Kaohsiung.  The ones located in other locations are themed to be French or Italian.  I’ve never visited them before, but from what I heard they were more ‘fancy’ than the one I did visit in the Art District.

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant: Pizza, Beer, Grill

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant: Pizza, Beer, Grill

The Pasadena in Kaohsiung’s Art District (帕莎蒂娜駁二倉庫餐廳), like the art galleries around it, is located in an old warehouse by the harbor.  If you are interested, check out their full menu here (PDF), it is in both English and Chinese.

The decorations inside the restaurant also has a artsy feel to it.  For example, this actually takes up an entire wall of the warehouse:

Pasadena C3 Restaurant Art

Pasadena C3 Restaurant Art

Food-wise, I didn’t get to eat much because I was with a large group of people, what I did have was pretty good.  My favorite was probably the seafood pizza!  It’s got shrimp, squid, some more seafood I can’t remember, different types of cheese, tomatoes, and onions. I suggest clicking on the image below to get a gooooood look :)

Seafood Pizza at Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant

Seafood Pizza at Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant (click on this image for a close up!)

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant: Shrimp Salad with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Olives

Shrimp Salad with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Olives

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Restaurant's European Quiche

Pasadena European Quiche

They also have a cute little bar in the corner, and in the other room is the Pasadena bakery where you can pick up some baked goods if you are a fan of those things:

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Bar

Pasadena C3 Warehouse Bar

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5 Responses to “The Hipster Pier 2 Art District and yummy Western food…in Taiwan!”

  1. 35andupcynicismonhold May 26, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    hmmn, the shrimp salad looks good. ;)

    • Tina May 26, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

      It was! Unfortunately, I’m slightly allergic to shrimp so I could only eat two of them :( But the two I had were very tasty :)

      • 35andupcynicismonhold May 28, 2012 at 1:28 am #

        Oh, what a pity… But they sure look good and as you said, tasty. Am gonna order something similar the next time I eat out, haha. Thanks for the post and regards. ;)

  2. Tiffany molina May 26, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    I gladly appreciated the photos, especially the seafood pizza, it looks great, and full of delicious toppings, about the shrimp salad, I tasted it personally on one of our world food trip, with my co-chefs, and what can I say it is indeed great and full of flavors.

    • Tina May 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Thanks for the comment! I’m actually not the biggest pizza fan, but that pizza was quite unique and so I enjoyed it :)

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