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Well, dear readers, we apologize for the time interval between posts of late. There is lots going on that has been demanding our attention, but not much going on that is blog-worthy. However, as we’ve said before, Hui-chen and I photograph nearly every meal we have, so I think we should do more food posts since people really seem to be interested in the food we have in Taiwan. We intend to make this more of a regular feature so please do let us know if you like it. Now, onto the food!
Before we get into the actual week’s food offerings, I just wanted to start things off with a shot of a wonderful Vietnamese style beef salad. Not totally unlike similar offering from other Southeast Asian countries we’ve visited, this dish was definitely Vietnamese flavored and every bit as good at it looks. This was made right in my neighborhood on the next block at a little place called 乾杯小吃.
Because we didn’t have a food article for last week, I’m going to show you a few teppanyaki dishes we had in nearby Zhubei. This is fried cabbage.
Fried egg, and it was a lot better than it looks in this photo.
Oysters, teppanyaki style.
Teppanyaki beef. Cooked perfectly.
The same can be said for the teppanyaki pork.
We almost didn’t get a shot of this teppanyaki chicken before it was gone!
Most Western diners will recognize this classic Chinese restaurant dish: Kung Pao Gi Ding, at the famous 11 Street in Zhubei.
These are sweet potato greens, and if you haven’t tried them, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Not sure what they call this in English but it’s “mainland beauty” in Chinese. UPDATE: my wife corrected me. This dish is “mainland sister.” Could have fooled me. When people say this vegetable name it sounds like the 3rd tone to my ears. Nice, crisp, clean flavor.
Boiled dumplings, always a favorite of mine. Delicious!
Pumpkin soup. Better than most places, and quite good.
Next, we went to Friday’s in Zhubei UPDATE: Hsinchu. I knew this already. Don’t know why I wrote Zhubei. This is Hui-chen’s Walnut Salmon with Couscous. She like it very much. UPDATE: HC says this is rice with Saffron.
I know, I know, how stereotypical of me to get the burger, but that’s what I felt like getting, so I did! I didn’t care for the Jack Daniel’s sauce (too sweet for my taste) but the burger was great without it.
Last but not least, is the dessert at Friday’s. Fresh fruits, caramelized sugar and ice cream. Delicious!
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