Food (and other) Photos by MJ Klein
We’ve had some remarkable meals recently that I want to bring to you. So, without any further delay, we’ll get right into it!
Hui-chen and I attended the Taipei Bike Show, where we met up with our friend David Reid. David suggested that we eat at the famous hamburger restaurant called Forkers. We were not disappointed!
First out of the kitchen was my green salad with Ranch dressing. Just the right amount and very fresh.
Next out was my old fashioned cheeseburger, featuring Kobe beef. It was worth the upgrade of NT80 for the Kobe beef. That’s dill potato salad on the right (missing a forkful).
For dessert we had a peach pie. The pie itself was rather disappointing but the ice cream was fabulous as was the strawberry jam on the place. I loved the silhouetted forks done with confectioner’s sugar.
On the Sunday before the bike show, we were at the Blue Sky in Taipei, where we enjoyed these fine Thai dishes:
Thai meat salad. It was hot and spicy and delicious!
Som tam, or papya salad. Really excellent.
Grilled chicken. This was every bit as good at it looks.
This is a delicious Thai style beef soup. Not spicy like the normal Thai fare, this was a welcome addition to the meal.
Just for good measure, I’ve included another shot of the grilled chicken.
Speaking of Blue Sky, A-dong’s new Hukou restaurant is also named Blue Sky. So, now we bring you some selections from A-dong’s Blue Sky restaurant:
These skewered chicken wings were even better than they look here.
Famous “krapau” this is “aromatic spicy” (hsiang la) chicken over rice. This dish is hard to beat.
I had some plain fried rice due to some dental work I’ve had done recently (I’ll spare you the details). This shot includs a 1/2 eaten piece of chicken as well as a nice shadow cast by my long lens at the bottom of the photo.
Anyone who has had A-dong’s spicy Egg Salad can tell you that it’s one of the best Thai dishes going. The combination of palm sugar, lime juice and fish sauce, along with the cilantro just gets my taste buds ready for action! You must order this dish if you get the chance!
A little while ago, Mr. Michael Turton came over and we brought the grill down to Shao-hui’s and had at it:
You need a closeup of the food? OK!:
Marinaded pork and Taiwan sausage. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
Here, I am doing my fire show by grilling vegetables. Unless you have tried them, it’s difficult to describe the grilled flavor of fresh vegetables. I guess you’ll have to join us at one of our grill parties to see for yourself!
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