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About San Zhong Circle

Hualien is Taiwan's biggest county with an area of about 4,628 square kilometers and a population of 350,000. The county borders the Pacific Ocean to the east and is hemmed in by the Central Range to the west. With its towering peaks, azure skies, vast seas, scenic valleys, cultural diversity, and friendly kindhearted people, Hualien has become one of Taiwan's first-choice travel destinations for local and international visitors alike. With all of its natural beauty, most of Hualien is a national scenic area. Visitors to the county can enjoy the impressive gorges at Taroko National Park, the magnificence of Yushan National Park, the stunning natural landscapes of the East Coast National Scenic Area, and the rustic charms of the East Rift Valley National Scenic Area. Wherever you go in Hualien, nature is there to greet you.

Map of English Friendly Stores

Map of English Friendly Stores

San Zhong Circle

Wasabi Coffee

Wasabi Coffee

Our Recommendations
  • English scone
  • Latté with homemade black sugar.
  • Cinnamon roll
Papaya Mountain Coffee

Papaya Mountain Coffee

Our Recommendations
  • Single origin coffee beans
  • Coffee beans
  • Lemon tart
Black Road Café

Black Road Café

Our Recommendations
  • Boneless chicken drumstick with teriyaki sauce rice set
  • Marbled beef with special sauce rice set
  • Three-cups chicken with peeled chili rice set
Ghost Ax Yakunikuya Grill

Ghost Ax Yakunikuya Grill

Our Recommendations
  • Boneless chicken drumstick with teriyaki sauce rice set
  • Marbled beef with special sauce rice set
  • Three-cups chicken with peeled chili rice set
Flame Fire Bistro

Flame Fire Bistro

Our Recommendations
  • Japanese Wagyu asparagus roll
  • Chicken drumsticks sautéed with cod roe
  • French-style udon noodles
Xinxin Noodles & Seafood

Xinxin Noodles & Seafood

Our Recommendations
  • Shrimp fried rice
  • Mutton satay fried rice
  • Classic fried rice
Hualien County Pastry Shop

Hualien County Pastry Shop

Our Recommendations
  • Butter puff pastry stick (four flavors: classic, garlic, scallion onion and coffee)
  • Butter puff pastry stick (four flavors: classic, garlic, scallion onion and coffee)
  • Red dragon fruit pastry
Huilan Yam Pastry Shop

Huilan Yam Pastry Shop

Our Recommendations
  • Hualien yam with soft pastry skin
  • Purple-heart yam with soft pastry skin
  • Hualien taro with soft pastry skin
Derli Bean Curd Snacks Specialty Shop

Derli Bean Curd Snacks Specialty Shop

Our Recommendations
  • Five-spice hard bean curd
  • Garlic and BBQ sauce flavored hard bean curd
  • Hard bean curd flavored with plum juice & white melon
Nature Farmer Foods & More

Nature Farmer Foods & More

Our Recommendations
  • Organic pomelo blossom tea
  • Organic honeyed black tea
  • Dried lotus blossom tea
Mr. Turon

Mr. Turon

Our Recommendations
  • Turon wheel cake
  • Iced mochi ball
  • Whole milk mochi wheel cake
Master Zeng Mochi Shop

Master Zeng Mochi Shop

Our Recommendations
  • Mochi in a bamboo tube
  • Handmade mochi
  • Frozen mochi
Jing hó Peanut Snacks

Jing hó Peanut Snacks

Our Recommendations
  • Taiwan flavors' seasoned peanuts
  • Classic wok-roasted peanuts with salt
  • Black King Kong peanuts wok-roasted with salt
Chihsingtan Katsuo Museum

Chihsingtan Katsuo Museum

Our Recommendations
  • Skipjack tuna flakes with kelp soup
  • Sergestid shrimp with flatfish
  • Swordfish floss
Feng Shing Foods

Feng Shing Foods

Our Recommendations
  • Egg yolk shortcake
  • Hualien sweet potato with soft pastry skin
  • Rakoto disc-shaped biscuits
Amis Mochi

Amis Mochi

Our Recommendations
  • Handmade Hualien sweet potato with soft pastry skin
  • Mochi pastry medley
  • Handmade mochi
Hsin-wei Soy Sauce

Hsin-wei Soy Sauce

Our Recommendations
  • First press soy sauce
  • Ocean essence soy sauce
  • Red quinoa soy sauce
My Bakery 970

My Bakery 970

Our Recommendations
  • Fragrant adzuki bean bun
  • German green tea
  • Pumpkin seeds bread with cheese bits
Dong Fon Organic Farmer’s Market

Dong Fon Organic Farmer’s Market

Our Recommendations
  • Organic Basmati rice
  • Organic brown rice
  • Dried Pomelo peels
A Good Stone

A Good Stone

Our Recommendations
  • Water purification jade
  • Six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra x dark jade bracelet
  • Whisky ice jade

How to Get There

Transportation

    Nat'l Hwy 5 → Exit at the Su'ao Interchange → Masai Rd. → Xinma Bridge → Zhongshan Rd. → Prov. Hwy 9 → Xinxing Rd. → Zhongzheng Rd.

Public

    Take TRA to Hualien Train Station, transfer to Hualien bus 1129, 1132, 1139 (some are low-floor buses), get off at Cultural Park station.