Tag Archives: Taiwanese

Taipei: Marlin rice noodles

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Dihua street. Oldest street in Taipei. Old money. Lots of it. Crouching tiger hidden dragon – meaning you would not know it if you weren’t told about it. Multi-millionaires, billionaires, and multi-billionaires walking amongst their employee hundred-thousand-aires, and the common, … Continue reading

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Taipei: Advanced (Sien Jing) Seafood

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They must have had an advanced cloaking device or something, because I’ve been hearing about this place from my father for two years and for two years he hasn’t been able to find the place. And it wasn’t for lack … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation (in the age of fictional zombies): Corner 23

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Somewhere along the way, the food lost its way. Like so many Taiwanese restaurants outside of Taiwan, Corner 23 could not capture the essence of what Taiwanese food is. It came closer than some by virtue of its (Chinese) namesake … Continue reading

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Yea, I’m back…courtesy of my daughter’s homework assignment and Tony’s Beef Noodles.

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A funny thing happened as I was reviewing my daughter’s way too detailed literary arts homework assignment: I remembered my own way-too-detailed reviews in my long forgotten non-blog. Maybe I should take my own advice and condense everything down to … Continue reading

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Stinky Hot Pot: Boiling Point

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Depending on whether or not you’re a fan of stinky tofu, the prospects eating a hot pot whose broth features its ‘stinky’ juices will either excite or horrify you. I like stinky tofu quite a lot, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Taipei: Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine

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I’ll make it real simple: If you visit only one Taiwanese restaurant in your lifetime, it absolutely has to be Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine. No, it is not regarded as the best restaurant in Taiwan. And no, it does not … Continue reading

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Pearl Castle Back to Back Part II: Pearl Castle Sexsmith/Alexandra

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My family’s previous experience was at Pearl Castle Richmond Centre was positive enough for us to choose to visit its only other current location (on Sexsmith/Alexandra) after foolishly and unsuccessfully trying to secure a walk-in table at Sushi Hachi on … Continue reading

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