Vietnamese cuisine is a taste with which I had never been acquainted. It takes an effort to try something new for the first time, because you fear that a bad first experience might just ruin the rest of the potential future experiences to come. Fortunately, with a friend's recommendation, it was time to try it for the first time. Some of the best Southeast Asian restaurants are just like this one - small and simple. I can't say about others, but it's definitely true for a lot of Thai places.
- Apr 27 Fri 2012 14:30
- Apr 25 Wed 2012 15:21
My guests aren't usually very demanding - meaning they'll basically go / eat at anywhere I take them. Only, this group of guests had been to Taiwan several times, and I was running out of tricks! They did, however, give me a keyword - dumplings! And I let Google deal with the rest of the magic.
- Apr 23 Mon 2012 11:32
The annual luncheon of the University of Liverpool Taiwan Alumni took place this year on the 24th of March at National University of Tainan. The main coordinators of the event are the fresh graduates of 2011, and the alumni association assisted in organizing. There were a total of 31 alumni attending the event this year.
- Apr 16 Mon 2012 15:08
- Apr 13 Fri 2012 09:14
Chicken feet. When people come to think of chicken feet, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the famous one near Tunghai University. Being a Tunghai alumna, and the shop being so close to where I used to live during uni, it's quite difficult to get rid of the place that the chicken feet has in my memory. But since it wasn't like we were in Nantou every day, it was definitely worth trying another style of chicken feet. Apparently, the most annoying thing about the Tunghai chicken feet is that the 'nails' are not removed.
- Apr 09 Mon 2012 12:18
Ok, this article has been put off for a while now. This occurred during the 228 long weekend, and I've only just had the chance to post this now. Well, I suppose, compared to my 2010 UK articles (unfinished, still!), this is nothing! My sister lured me back home with 'a day trip to Sun Moon Lake'. Another reason I decided to go back to Taichung was also because my weekends for March were all filled up, and it would be too long if I didn't take the trip then. I thought that it would be a nice time to catch some central Taiwan sunshine, but who would've thought! I had brought the horrible Taipei weather to central Taiwan!
- Apr 05 Thu 2012 11:38
For people working in Nangang Software Park, this must be the most convenient place for Japanese food during lunch breaks. If you arrive after 12, you'd find the place completely packed with people! At night, it'll transform into a quiet little shop again. I think what happened that day, was I had a craving for raw fish, and so my colleagues indulged me by suggesting that we come here. I'd heard him speak of the place for a while, but had never had the chance to visit. So it was the perfect day to try it out!
- Apr 02 Mon 2012 14:02
After my punting experience, it was time for tea. The day's schedule was aboslutely packed! I barely had time to breath! But all had been great! And the day couldn't have ended any better, than with a scone and a cup of tea.