VEGETARIAN LUNCH – Organic Yam and TINA

May 26, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

 

The round house at 39 NanHai Road, Taipei.  You’ll need to read Chinese or have a translator with you to know what the dishes are. We arrived early to get video of the food before others arrived.  The work in preparing everything would be huge.  Could never be possible in Australia.  Feast your eyes on this ‘slightly a bit-long’ video.  The location is half a dozen blocks south from North Gate to where NanHai Road should be then turn right.  Will return there next visit.

(Also within the same unique-styled building are several art shops downstairs).

Main entrance, restaurant on top floor.

Craft shop bowl, and the stairs to downstairs.

BANANA DISEASE – SHOCK

October 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

October 2014

Purchased October 2014

They looked first-class when purchased from a market near Yongchun MRT.  Two days later, when ready to eat …… the ugly truth inside.

This is not new.  In Australia bananas have been dipped in a chemical when freshly picked and still green in color before being sent to market.

Initially the pictured fruit was fantastic-looking.  What a shame and a sad disappointment.

 

( May be continued)

KEELUNG – September 2014

September 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Dragon.  Keelung temple (night market).

Dragon. Keelung temple (night market).

SEAFOOD TAIWAN – September 2014

September 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Taiwanese-Japanese style, Nanjing Road West eatery. 'Chen's'.

Taiwanese-Japanese style, Nanjing Road West eatery. ‘Chen’s’. About NT $200

1-DSC01307Salmon wings a specialty at Chen’s (previously reviewed)- this is a narrower cut  – probably from large fish. Strong smoked salty flavour.

I’m not sure what the details are with the rich color, looks good while raising a question – is it natural or not?

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TIP FROM AUSTRALIA: Millionaire food – cheaply.

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Make your own LSA using  a coffee grinder.  It is best fresh.

Make your own LSA using a coffee grinder. It is best fresh.

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FORMULA: Linseed three parts, sunflower kernels two parts, almonds one part. Finely grind to a powder. Keep in sealed container in cool place.

Linseed was on sale in Dihua Street, Taipei.  The rest is easy to find in shops. Yoghurt is optional and can dropped.  If so  use fruit juice to add moisture.  Any ripe fruit is OK,  EXCEPT melon.

When buying the packaged version in a supermarket (necessary yesterday but not advisable) I had a chat with a woman in the check-out line who had visited the ‘inventor’ (Dr FJ Steed, who devised this mix in 1966).  The woman told me that many years ago before Dr Steed moved to Tasmania, he did an iris diagnosis of her eyes and spotted the need an adjustment to her spine.  The adjustment fixed ‘forever’ an intermittent lower back pain the woman had.

One of many treatments this amazing practitioner did where conventional medicine was failing locals.

Some other doctors heard about his work, they were dissatisfied (with conventional drug treatment) and enrolled for a natural healing and herbalist course with Dr. Steed at the former Natures Health Centre at Bruxner Park.

SEAFOOD TAIPEI

September 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

 Drinking beer is customary from tiny glasses, about 4 oz size.  The entire contents is 'skulled' cowboy style. Then repeated.  (Taiwanese are yet to discover the joy of a large, frosty glass of beer and the delight in that first big mouthful).  Maybe Australia needs to organize a 'cultural mission' to demonstrate beer-drinking etiquette from schooner glasses - 15 oz size).

Drinking beer is customary from tiny glasses, about 4 oz size. The entire contents is ‘sculled’ cowboy style. Then repeated. (Taiwanese are yet to discover the joy of a large, frosty glass of beer and the delight in that first big mouthful). Maybe Australia needs to organize a ‘cultural mission’ to show beer-drinking etiquette from schooner glasses – 15 oz size).

Clams in chili and ginger sauce.
Clams in chili and ginger sauce, excellent.

Aqua-cultured abalone (called mussels on the English menu) in a sickly sauce. Expensive and tiny.

Aqua-cultured abalone (called mussels on the English menu) in a rich sauce. Expensive and tiny. Sliced abalone from a can would be far better. These pictures from one of the several seafood restaurants in Chang An Road East.

Tai yuan Road, south - opposite the 7-11
New restaurant has all the good ingredients. Near Y-13 exit of the Taipei Mall, opposite a 7-11.

Delicious and slightly oily. Hard to break through the tough skin. When flipped over - much easier to eat it.

Delicious and slightly oily. Hard to break through the tough skin. When flipped over – much easier to eat it.

Dry rice in a 'toasted' form, with extras.

Dry rice in a ‘toasted’ form, with extras. Tasty.

Today's special.  Fillet of mackerel, mi so soup,rice with tiny things.

Today’s special. Fillet of mackerel, mi so soup,rice with tiny things.

Meanwhile, spare a thought for those nearby buying a cheaper dinner from a street vendor.

Meanwhile, spare a thought for those nearby buying a cheaper dinner from a street vendor.  The table and chairs belong to the new seafood establishment.  So close, but which business was there first?

Stunning lobster displayed gives restaurant credibility as a real seafood establishment.
Stunning lobster displayed gives restaurant credibility as a real seafood establishment.

Rotate to correct position for north. (See top left corner).
Rotate to correct position for north. (See top left corner). YOU ARE HERE is the corner of Chang An West Road and TaiYuan Road.

 

SEAFOOD FLAVORED ICECREAM RESTAURANT

August 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

More: SEA FOOD ICE CREAM1-2013-08-011 Location near passenger ship terminal: 18 Zongzheng Road, Keelung.

Flying fish eggs on cucumber slices

Flying fish eggs on cucumber slices.  Could this be termed  ‘Lanyu Island caviar’?

 

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