very nice view of the bathroom from the hotel room. i wonder is this a honey moon suite or what..
bathing free show, boys?
fat chance, can pull down the draps when it's shower time
this is a must-visit-place for anyone travelling to taiwan. unless you're a singaporean (singapore has a branch ) their dumplings小笼包 are to die for the apprentice and shi fu师傅 during lunch peak hours.stopped by for lunch, went to the bookshop next door to kill our time, had to wait for a solid one hour before it was our turn to be served. the crowd in front of this famous outlet never seem to disperse. we were assigned number77.
a digital display like the ones you usually see in hospitals. the waiters are well equipped too, with head phones and walkie talkie, allocating seats for guests.
oo lala~ i could barely hold back my saliva when our steamed小笼包finally arrived, meticulously lifted one clamped between my chopsticks, give it a jiggle and you can see the broth swirling inside the thin outer layer. punctured the 小笼包 with my teeth and you either suck in the broth or let it flow onto your spoon.
the clever part of making 小笼包:frozen broth cubed are folded into the 小笼包.
see? evidence of the soup
鼎泰丰pride themselves for their quality control, the dumplings(handmade) are identical, every single one that have made their way onto the table have the exact same mass, exact same number of folds (20, mum jiak ba bo su zo counted 'em=p), exact same taste. amazing..
the veggie dumpling was less appealing though. maybe because me and mum were quite full by then.
the yellow cabs roaming taipei's highway. one old taxi driver was telling us about the feng shui of naming people. He said it is auspicious for a girl of the dragon year to have the word jade玉in her name, i was raising my split fingers triumphantly (莹) ,when the dear old man retorted as follow in response to my other name(湘)
"ooh, got wood 木in the name not good, a dragon on the tree is a lazy dragon(抱在树上的龙), madam, you should change your daughter's name or else she is condemned to being a lazy girl. here, write down the number of the shi fu you should consult...."
what the$#%%^*(#! i see, so i am a lazy dragon snoozing on a tree, maybe on a coconut tree somewhere in Hawaii,hmm, hmmmm
the first time i visited taipei 101, i couldnt get the whole builiding into my camera no matter how close to the road i stooped. this time smart d, took this, when the taxi was waiting at a red light, from a distance. anyway, just read in the newspaper that a new builiding in Dubai ( or was it Arab) will soon take over Taiepi 101's throne as the tallest builiding in the world.been craving for a bowl of 卤肉饭even before i came back for my summer holidays. totally dig this!minced pork with rice, the smell of pork oil...ahhhh! taiwan rice is more Q (chewy) than that of malaysia. pleaded mum for one last bowl at the airport right before coming back to msia.that's how good this dish is. and it's one of the first dish i've learned to cook^^meatrolls肉卷, the pancake outerlayer is soft to the the bite, with the seafood sauce, its taste bears a resemblance to beijing duck. yum yum~