Yes, Smart Fish is probably one of the best-known shops in Chiayi, but along with your other two featured dishes, turkey rice and goat stew, these three dishes do not adequately represent street food in Chiayi. Once the fish is skinned and gutted, the head is removed and cleaned. Pan fry all sides of the fish head with oil on a hot wok until lightly golden brown. The exhibition opened yesterday and runs until Monday, with admission priced at NT$200. We had the fish head and a couple of cold dishes. Smartfish: The best fish head soup - See 262 traveler reviews, 203 candid photos, and great deals for East District, Chiayi, at Tripadvisor. Needless to say, it was a delicious, hearty and comforting meal. - See 262 traveler reviews, 203 candid photos, and great deals for East District, Chiayi, at Tripadvisor. Top choice taiwanese. Would travel back to Chiayi for it. We ordered the stewed fish head soup in clay pot without fish head nor fish meat. Smartfish: Delicious Fish head Stew! Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. in Chiayi. Taiwan’s fish head stew HI CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Strangely, the taste of the fish head stew reminded me very slightly of the Assam Fish Head (go Google) we have back home (in South East Asia), kind of like a very mild version of the dish. This weekend only, Taipei-dwellers seeking a taste of the famous fish head stew can head to its pop-up booth at the Taipei World Trade Center, where Smart Fish is among more than a hundred food and beverage vendors showing at the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition. Save. When the water boils, transfer the fish head to the soup pot. The local guide asked in the episode how she should eat the fish head at Smart Fish, making the dish seems foreign to even the local guide. We had ordered two three times from local restaurant which was also originally from Chiayi. Share. Huge chunks of fish head and flesh deep fried into a crisp golden brown are displayed outside the restaurant as a sign of its freshness, nothing to hide. Where most discard the head of a large 5-pound catfish, in Creole culture they wind up in a black iron pot of Catfish Head Stew. With Caitlyn Elizabeth, Philip Hersh. When the fish head is ready, transfer the fish to a paper napkin to soak away some oil. Created by David Gelb, Brian McGinn. For Taiwanese staying outside Chiayi but still want a taste of Lin Cong Ming’s delicious Fish Head Casserole, it can be delivered for a small fee of TWD$30. Fish head soup. Tofu pudding. When the fish head is about done, boil 6 cups of water in a tall soup pot. Smart Fish. Truoc (snails) Anh Manh (pho soup) A selection of vendors of Banh Mi (sandwich) and com tam (broken rice) SINGAPORE. Aisha Hashim (putu piring) These family-owned street stalls of Chiayi are bastions of Taiwan… Goat stew. 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