Formosa Update

The Formosa Tea House is open in their new location at 186 Prince Street (making Prince St. into a sort of “Eddie’s Lunch-Formosa Corridor”). Rumours are that the old location, on University Ave., will become a new sushi place, run by the same sushi chef that serves the Atlantic Superstore.

I’ve had lunch twice at the new Formosa. The space is big and bright and very nicely laid out; the decor is sort of “hunting lodge meets Taiwan” which is better than it sounds. There’s a new page of non-snacks on the menu, of which the “Rice Topping” is my favourite: it’s a melange of vegetables and mushrooms over rice. Very tasty, and very, very filling (you don’t need to order anything else). The Lemon Ice Tea is as good as ever.

More and more we are living in a very culinarily well-served city here in Charlottetown. It’s especially heartening to see businesses like the Formosa and Interlude base their operations on full-time residents rather than the tourist trade; it means they’re around for the long haul.


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on March 5, 2004 - 23:37 Permalink

Agreed — it’s an improvement all around (except in it’s proximity to my office…)

Are the hours any longer?

Mark Hemphill's picture
Mark Hemphill on March 6, 2004 - 01:09 Permalink

mmmmmm. Looking forward to it.
Are there non-veggie dishes? hearty fare?

Jim Thompson's picture
Jim Thompson on March 11, 2004 - 12:50 Permalink

It’s an oasis for this couple. One of our two favourite places to meet for lunch while the kids are at school; the other being Piece of Cake. Magazines we don’t get at home, random talk about our lives, great teas, simple menu, refreshing warm atmosphere, very nice folks, good food. One of the speecialists at the hospital stops there to pick up takeout meals on his way in to “on call”.

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Mandy on March 12, 2004 - 06:38 Permalink

I was at the new location tonight. It’s nice.. but something is not quite the same. I enjoyed the smaller local. but the place still has the same feel. And good food.

But I wasn’t in the mood to fight with those cooler noodles again, I stuck to the easier foods :-)

I believe they’re open evenings till 7:30