Traditional Russian Fish Jelly
A specialty dish reserved for Taiwan’s First Lady only
Café Astoria originally served its Russian fish jelly as a specialty dish for Taiwan’s First Lady Chiang Fang-Liang, a lover of traditional Russian home-style cooking. On its 60th anniversary in 2009, the café introduced this gelatinous treat to the public and it soon became one of its most popular mainstay menu items. Russian fish jelly is made by cooking deep-sea cod with skin and bones for six hours and then refrigerated. Served with apples, cucumber, sheep intestines and mashed potatoes, the collagen-rich dish has a deliciously fresh taste.