Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Breakfast At The Grand Club Lounge

I like it when I travel and am able to put together a healthy breakfast like the ones I could have at home.  We were in Taipei and that's the breakfast that came from three small glasses of muesli that the lounge prepared. I added some sliced bananas and kiwi too, along with granola and some other dried fruit.  That'll do it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jean Paul Hevin, Taipei 101

The last time we went to Jaun Paul Hevin was in Osaka and we had such a pleasant experience and I was excited to find out that Taipei 101 has one too. I planned it out so that we could have an afternoon tea (chocolate) there on our second day in Taipei.  I had Matcha flavor hot chocolate while DH ordered hot chocolate. We tried and shared a sliced of cheese cake and one of their chocolate cakes. They were alright but we did not find them extraordinary. I was a little disappointed but as always, I would not know unless I tried.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Lunch At Shanghai Pavilion, Tainan

We were in Tainan for a few hours only, we took high speed rail train in the morning from Taipei and went around to see a few places and had lunch there. Our hotel in Taipei made a reservation for us at Shanghai Pavilion. The restaurant is nicely located on 38th floor and we got a table by the window, overlooking the city.

Shanghai Pavilion has a large menu selection. We decided to try their Xiao Long Bao and to make sure we have some greens, we ordered a vegetable dish too.

Then for the best part, the two of us had lobster cooked with mildly spicy chili sauce. The dish came with a fried bun that was sliced into pieces. We dug in and cleaned up the plate quite well. Delish.

Finally, we felt compelled to try their beautiful sliced pork belly pyramid layered with pickles. It came with a bun. It's not bad at all, but I feel that its presentation scores much higher mark compared to its taste.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Buckwheat Soba Salad

It was quite a quick salad I made last month, I used some cooked buckwheat soba, mixed and tossed with rockets, sliced capsicum, julienned carrots and pineapples pieces with lime juice dressing and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Fresh and delicious meal was made!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Day 2, Around Taipei 101

It was a beautiful day we had on the second day we arrived in Taipei earlier this month. The weather was pleasant and the sky was gorgeous blue.