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.