This Week in Food, Part Two

Food and other photos by MJ Klein

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We decided to head over to Hsinchu City to a place we’d heard about in the Sogo Department Store. It turned out to be a good decision.

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First course out of the kitchen was these bao-zhe.  A bit different and very tasty.

My buddy Shaing had gotten attacked by mosquitos the night before:

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His eyelids were so swollen that he must have had trouble seeing, but he never complained, even once.  We proceeded to order our food.

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Shiang had his book of dinosaur cards with him, and he entertained himself while we ordered.

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Soon, other dishes began to arrive.  These are spring rolls.  Excellent.

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This is a Cantonese dish that I wanted to try.  It’s assorted Chinese sausage and vegetables.  The dark one is a liver sausage that was just great.

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Some puffy things with something inside of them.

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Classic she mai style dumplings.  These were a bit different and quite good.

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Shrimp cakes.  These didn’t last very long.

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Pan friend hollow vegetable.  Excellent.

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Mushroom something and tofu.  I didn’t care – it was good.

The next 2 dishes I can only guess at.  Again, I didn’t care what they were – I just ate them.

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They were very good, I can tell you that much!

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A shot of the destruction left over at the end of the meal.

Afterwards, we went shopping in the Sogo, where Hui-chen and I found 3 seasons worth of Prison Break DVDs.  We bought all 3 seasons and we’ve been enjoying them immensely.

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After that, Shiang used some of this dinosaur cards to set up a battle between his favorite dinos and the game computer.  Stuff like this facinates me as Taiwan is light-years ahead of anything I’ve ever seen elsewhere (with the exception of Japan).

Next, we go to a wedding and show you the food!

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3 comments

  1. Mj, great pictures. I feel sorry for your little mate Shiang. Here in Thailand houses rarely have mosquito screens on windows and doors. Is it the same there?

    Kids at school will often have terrible mosquito bites on tehir legs and faces but not like Shiang, he must have had an reaction to the bites.

    Firsts thing when i moves into our current house was mosquito screens. While waiting for them to be made a mosquito net in the bedroom that coveed the bed and TV. I hate mozzies.

    What a feed you guys had. How many of you there? I am sure Shiang didn’t eat too much as there isn’t a lot of him.

    I often eat things here in Thailand and when Noot tries to explain what was in it, it becomes too hard. So many times using the electronic dictionary to only find no match in English.

    Thanks for sharing mate.

    Bruntys last blog post..Thai school Christmas fun, Isaan Thailand.

    1. Brunty, Shiang is all better now. we do have screens on all the windows and doors but they get in anyway, usually when we enter the house. one was in the room with him and just had at him. he’s overly sensitive to the bites and that was the result. we do have mosquito killing aerosol dispensers that work. placing one in his room solved the problem, albeit a bit late.

      for 2 of the articles there were 3 adults (plus Shiang) and for the Korean food article there were 5 adults. fortunately i know most of the foods here, but my problem is that many things look alike and when looking at the photos later, i don’t remember what was what! thanks Brunty.

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