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“Trying out goose meat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mr Goose

Mr Goose
No.259 Zhong Shan Road, Hualien, Taiwan
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Ranked #15 of 352 Restaurants in Hualien
Cuisines: Taiwanese
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Trying out goose meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Was cycling around town and it was getting dark and tired after a day trip to Taroko Gorge. The place was packed and we decided to check it out. And we were so happy with the service. Although it was so crowded and busy, the owners took time (instead of rushing through) to introduce their speciality dishes, which was the goose meat, fried local vegetables and fried fish roe. We have not tried goose before but its quite different from duck, without the strong gamey taste. So it was very well prepared. Despite all the hecticness, the lady owner spent time to talk to us on the history of Hualien and some favourite local spots. Such nice people. Food price is reasonable.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“beware of broken glass window!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unlike the other reviewers, we would not recommend this at all. This was one of our worst meals in whole of Taiwan. We did not find the goose meat tender. Service was lacking and the restaurant looked worn out. Worst of all, we spotted broken window panes with the broken glass exposed right next to our seat. There was another window where the broken glass was "secured" with sticky tape. When we told the owner (who collected the bill) about the broken glass, he simply nodded and said that he knew but had difficulties engaging someone to repair it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonably priced!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went in on a late afternoon, and was very happy that we went in to is restaurant. The restaurant was not crowded at that time and we managed to get a seat. Ordered a plate of goose meat, cockles soup and fried vegetable.

Food were nice and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“You have to go here early as the crowd is enormous and queue. It is unbelievably good if you like goose!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Goose goose and more sensational goose! No dislikes only love for the delicious flavour and presentation. Not to be missed.

Visited October 2012
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Lansdale
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was a small place. It does not have a door. The store front is like a stall. Eaters sit both inside and outside. We did not eat there. We just bought some goose meat to take back to our hotel because we were exhausted from the day trip. The goose was cut into pieces. You can pick any piece that catches your fancy. The person would weigh it and tell you the cost. He then would take the bone out and thinly slice the meat. We ate it cold in our hotel room. It was tender, juicy, and delicious.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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