Photos by MJ Klein Featured Dining: Indian Cuisine
Hui-chen and I drove around Hsinchu for a few hours, shopping and sightseeing. We love Hsinchu because you never know what you will find there. With the many small shops on numerous side streets, the scene is constantly changing. After it got dark, we decided to go for Indian food at a place recommended to us by our friend Saumen. Attention: Food Photos! [eminimall]
We went walking around, shopping and checking out new places. Before we knew it, the sun had set and darkness had fallen.
It’s my opinion that people follow too closely. In this shot we can see 4 scooters entering the tunnel at full speed. If anything happened there would be a massive pileup. One reason that I don’t like driving scooters here is that if one leaves a reasonable space between themselves and the scooter directly in front of them, someone will slide in and fill the space. So you are forced to drive closer than your safe stopping distance.
Hui-chen and I decided to try an Indian restaurant that Saumen recommended.
The Spice Shop is not far from the Hsinchu train station. The photos are geotagged on flickr.com so you can see the location the map. I have also geotagged this article with the approximate location of the restaurant. The first thing that struck me about The Spice Shop is the orange and blue colors.
Now the food was excellent, but a bit pricey. I don’t mind paying good money for good food and we both agreed that we could come back again. I don’t really know the names of Indian food but I’ll show you what the dishes look like and what I do know about them.
The dining room is orange. I like the color and when you are eating you are surrounded by this warm glow. Hui-chen’s blue top fit it just right. I white-balanced the D80 so that the colors would be true (notice the white plates and napkins). This is how it looks when you eat there.