Sunday, June 25, 2006

Four Big Eaters Invaded Taipei

Our team of four big eaters really stuffed ourselves silly in Taipei. Check out the amount of food we "sampled" in 3 days 2 nights.

Beef noodles with dumplings

Right after the noodles, we passed by this beef bun vendor, and we still tried some!

Juicy juicy juicy!

How lucky we were to find this, just beside our hotel:

The famous xiao long bao (shanghaiese dumplings) shop

Roasted Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

The colorful fruit stalls at Xi Men Ding District

Asian crepes

A mountain of roasted goodies

Different kinds of potato chips

Ma lak hot pot

Shi Lin Night Market

Crepes with savoury ice creams and shaved caramel nuts

Lime Juice

Big Big Fried big?

Bigggg...bigger than my face

Decisions, decisions...

Peanut Frappe

Jason's market at Taipei 101

Black squid garlic bread

Taipei street food

Ice monster

Fresh mangoes and ice cream on shaved ice, perfect for that hottt summer day

After this plate of sweet potatoes, we were so ready to go to bed before noon haha

Loveee the packaging of the drinks...I just wanted to buy them all!

Watermelon milk...what a refreshing way to get my calcium

Ain't it sweet?

We were upgraded to business class for the super short 1 hr flight, and we had funnn!!! Look at the fancy in-flight meal hehe

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Shanghai Blue

This place is just worth every Rupiah it charges. The food's heavenly, the food presentation's amazing, the atmosphere is exquisite (the decor's a mix of old and new Indonesian & Chinese), the service was excellent (friendly, super polite, proactive, you could feel the sincerity in their smile, the old Indonesian hospitality).

If you were there, facing this giant'd want to order everything in there, just like me (decision...decisions...)

Bir Bintang, the local beer, for our tourist, the beer is notoriously lame. My apologies, even the nationalist in me could not stop myself from saying this

Chocotini for me - go ahead, laugh at me for ordering this girly drink, but it was deliciously chocolatey & creamy

The food selection on the menu is heavily influenced by peranakan (Chinese Indonesian) style. We ordered this fried duck, crispy skin, juicy & tasty meat
Nasi liwet - Rice cooked in coconut milk, with lots of tasty goodies, such as curried vegetables and tofu, fried chicken with crispy coconuts, various crackers, chilli sauce

Shanghai Blue's version of Es Campur (Shaved ice mixed with fermented cassava rice, syrup, fruits, kolang kaling) & if it ofcourse blue.

In Indonesia, it might be considered super pricey, we spent about HK$150 per person, which is still a lot cheaper than most places at HK's Lan Kwai Fong.

Shanghai Blue
79 Kebon Sirih Raya
Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 391 8690