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Taipei has always boasted a bit of enthusiasm for American culture. As the globalized generation of Taiwanese millennial matures, so do the influences of this multifarious city. A trend that started in a flurry of burger joints and seventies style diners has refined into the emergence of prohibition-style bars and hipster-chic eateries, such as The Shrimp Daddy.
Bringing a touch of distinction to dining with bibs, beers and plastic bags. The Shrimp Daddy is the first bayou-style bistro to bring the true Deep South dining style of the USA to Taipei.
Though the mention of bibs and bags may have you questioning - there is nothing unsophisticated about an evening's eating at The Shrimp Daddy. This eatery serves prime seafood, seasoned in Cajun spices. Visitors can request the level of spiciness to suit their palate but the 'Daddy's Shabang' is the house seasoning and comes highly recommended.
The industrial design of The Shrimp Daddy's minimal interior is unassuming but edgy. Smiling customers are seated beneath blackboards where the day's seafood selection is scrawled in chalk. This laidback, sleeves-up, finger-licking way of dining gives this restaurant an incredibly jovial atmosphere. Anyone getting elbow-deep into a bag full of boiled shrimp & Alaskan king crabs has to let their guard down.
The must-try items at the shrimp daddy are the savory seafood boils, their traditional New Orleans gumbo, with Andouille Sausage & Okra, and, of course, the deliciously crispy & juicy soft-shell crabs. Non-seafood lovers are also satiated with ragin chicken wings, served with miso honey or rooster sauce, and the kali fries with pork belly.
Can't choose? Lucky for you Shrimp Daddy has mapped a route to making the most of your evening. Seafood boils can be customized to offer a bit of everything. The 'Date Night' menu offers an intimate sharing menu for two, while 'Party Time' offers a great selection for bigger groups.
The Shrimp Daddy is a prime example of American's top tier family-style dining. The grins of patrons are testament to dishes made with love. (Or the result of the irresistible American craft beers served with plates of steaming, fresh seafood).