Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水產)

Came here with high expectations since my friends raved about it in their last trip to Taipei.  I think this is the problem with me.  I am always disappointed when I go to a place with high expectations and this is unfortunately no exception...

I want this - grilled to perfection!
But I wouldn't be able to finish the whole thing - so it got to live another day...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Coffee Alley (Zhongxiao) (咖啡弄) (忠孝店)

Since the Causeway Bay shop in Hong Kong is always busy, I made it a point to visit the original shop when I was in Taipei.  Of course, there is no line here!  Yay!

There are many branches of Coffee Alley in Taipei.
Of course, I came to the original shop.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mánzhe Diē #1 (瞞著爹1店)

As mentioned in my previous post, I was very impressed by Mánzhe Diē shop #3 and concluded I have to splurge at shop #1.  Shop #1 specializes in omakase.  Looking back, the price (NTD1880) wasn't too bad based on the quality and quantity of the food offered!  I would definitely do it again!


[Taipei] Mánzhe Diē #3 (瞞著爹3店)

The name of the restaurant itself has a back story.  The son wanted to open up restaurant but because us Asians don't view "chef" as a glamorous job for the most part, he had to "not tell" his dad about it.  His restaurants became very successful now (the owner has opened up 4 shops to date) so I guess there is not a need to "not tell" the dad anymore?  Like I always say, if you have a passion in something, go do it.  If you love what you do, it will not feel like work even a day in your life!


Saturday, November 9, 2013


One of the things I miss much since I moved back to Asia is believe-it-or-not, Mexican food.  It's been so hard to find good tacos here!  I have been hunting for good Mexican food since and then I found Brickhouse!


The Spotted Pig

Fabulous news.  I will be spending Christmas in NYC this year.  (It so happen I am going there for work for a few days.)  *cheers*  I have been to NYC a few times myself but I am still thrilled every time I get to go.  (I usually don't get thrilled by cities...  Tokyo and NYC are probably the only exceptions...  Perhaps London too but I have never been... yet...)

Anyways, as I am planning on what to do and where to eat for this upcoming trip, I dug up the Spotted Pig from my archives.

Picture from the Spotted Pig's Official Website
(as usual, I was too hungry and forget to take pictures of the actual restaurant)
No copyright infringement intended.

Friday, November 8, 2013

School Food

I saw School Food got on the #1 spot on Open Rice today and I know I can delay no more on this post... otherwise, what is the point?


Another rant... Salon Services and Beecrazy

You and I both know how much y'all loved my rants... so here's another one...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend Getaway: Taipei, Taiwan (October 2013)

I was in Taipei for 2 weeks for work last month.  This is only my second time to Taiwan and I finally had the chance to check off a lot of the restaurants on my bucket list.  (I will do separate posts on those I felt are worth mentioning.)  You just need to be more patient with me now since my current job demands a lot more of my time and attention.

my first attempt on "light" photos
This post is going to be a short (?) summary on what I managed to do with the very limited amount of free time I had so it might useful for anyone who is planning a short trip or business travelers who is clueless on what they can do in Taipei over the weekend.


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