At HOSHINOYA Guguan, we serve dishes that reflect my belief in re-examining the qualities of everyday ingredients from both a Japanese and Taiwanese perspective. Meals are kaiseki courses prepared with fruit, tea, and other ingredients native to the island. Kaiseki is a vital part of the Japanese hot spring experience; this is our way of respecting the legacy of HOSHINOYA, which was founded a century ago as a hot spring inn. A kaiseki meal requires three elements: exceptional ingredients, meticulous culinary technique, and beautiful dishware that accentuates the experience of the food. A meal may feature sturgeon, prepared using a unique variation on traditional Taiwanese recipes that can ignite a new appreciation for this prized fish. It may be served on Arima, Kutani, Bizen, Oribe, or other high-quality Japanese dishware that compliment or enliven the colors of the food with their bold hues.
The resort restaurant is located beyond a terrace that invites pleasant breezes. Guests are seated at either standard tables or Japanese-style floor-level tables with a sunken space for lowering one's legs, or in private booths that can accommodate up to twelve. The restaurant's contemporary design, high ceilings, and views of the water garden make it the perfect setting for a truly memorable meal.
This kaiseki meal is prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Each dish represents a unique fusion of Taiwanese flavors, Japanese culinary techniques, and traditional Japanese dishware--an experience exclusive to HOSHINOYA Guguan.
Guests looking for a more casual meal may choose from our a la carte menu, which offers a variety of options from Taiwanese to Japanese.
Congee is the perfect first meal of the day, as it thoroughly hydrates the body. This version, native to Taiwan, is served with an assortment of topping options.
Grilled fish is served with various side dishes, as well as rice and miso soup. The classic Japanese breakfast.
This option features a seasonal Taiwanese fruit plate, an assortment of bread and pastries, salads, and other items.
Japanese set meals, prepared with ingredients hand-picked by our executive chef, are available to guests who wish to spend the day at the resort. Other lunch options are also available.
Guests who wish to check in late or eat a light meal may choose from several options to enjoy in the comfort and privacy of their rooms.