Tucked in the fish market at Keelung’s Bisha port, Dr. Ice—also known as Shia Bing Hsieh Chiang—offers a menu of ice cream and shaved-ice treats that sound perhaps more like the makings of nice salad entrées: pineapple shrimp, cuttlefish, peanut and wine ice, or mango ‘n’ seaweed.
How It Tastes: Think of pineapple shrimp as cold bisque and you might love it. Fans say it’s not as seafood-y as you’d think, either. Plus, doesn’t everything taste better with sprinkles? But wait—these sprinkles are dried fish bits or roe.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.