- Jun 30 Mon 2014 09:40
- Jun 26 Thu 2014 09:30
So! After I'd had a small nibble of beef, I decided it was time to upgrade! This time, I was about to challenge an entire chunk of steak! I have the baby really takes after his/her father - I've been craving for beef ever since I'd had a bit of it! However, steaks at posh steakhouses were way beyond our budget. The night market cheaper steaks were covered in so much sauce that you can barely enjoy the original taste of the beef. So, we decided to go half way in between! We remembered this place that we had come across one time that had pretty nice quality beef at a very affordable price. And to really show its quality, I even brought my DSLR!
- Jun 23 Mon 2014 10:26
This is no Din Tai Fung, but I reckon it's still pretty famous. The first time I was here with my mum and some Thai friends. My mum heard about the place from her friends. At that time, I still didn't eat pork, so I didn't know what their xiaolongbao tasted like. After I found out about the baby, I started to lose interest in my favourite food - chicken. The books said that too much seafood might cause allergies, so I had to start eating pork for a balanced diet. So I had an errand to run in the neighbourhood, and asked my friend to join me this time, to finally get the chance to taste some yummy xiaolongbao.
- Jun 19 Thu 2014 10:00
Well, it had been a fantastic night with my girlfriends, chatting away. I really wished that we pull off an all nighter, but at this point, I already knew about the little life growing inside me. Plus, even if I wanted to, I was physically incapable. I needed sleep! Anyway, after a good night's rest, now it was time to prepare for the big day. To start the day, we headed downstairs to see what the hotel had to offer for breakfast. It is known to all of us that the bride does not get a chance to eat anything during the reception. Therefore, this breakfast was even more important than the usual breakfasts!
- Jun 16 Mon 2014 09:47
Traditionally, there are two receptions to every wedding - one which the bride's family would host, and the other the groom's family would host. Initially we planned to simplify things and just have one big recpetion. But after a few disagreements between me and the parents, we decided to take the advice of one of our elders, and hold two receptions instead. Surprisingly, my parents were thrilled to be able to make the major decisions and deal with all the trifles, which we had thought would be better if we handled everything... Anyhow, there came another problem! My other half and I had so many mutual friends that it was difficult to decide who should come to which reception. In the end, we decided to leave the bride's reception exclusively to my parents' guests, and that all of our guests would go to the groom's reception instead.
Thus this blog post is about the experience of holding the bride's reception at Hotel National. A room was given complimentary to the banquet the next day. I had also booked an extra room for my bridesmaids-to-be, since they had kindly agreed to come and help out (and also for support, what would I do without them!)
The rest of the article will be in Chinese (Traditional) only, but you can still enjoy the pictures of the rooms and get a feel of how comfy the accomodation is.
- Jun 11 Wed 2014 09:44
來到清邁不可不吃的就是這道出了泰北以後就很難吃到道地口味的咖哩麵（khao soi ข้าวซอย）！Khao soi（又稱泰北金麵）真的是一道泰北的特色菜。有朋友曾經告訴我，他在曼谷吃過，但味道跟清邁的完全不一樣。而這道khao soi也是你在台灣不可能吃的到的泰北菜。
Khao soi is something that you will not find once you leave Northern Thailand. It is a signature dish of Northern Thailand. A friend once told me that he had tried khao soi in Bangkok, and it did not taste the same at all. This is also a dish that you will not find in any of the Thai restaurants in the streets of Taipei!
- Jun 09 Mon 2014 11:06
Seeing it was Labour's Day, and that we both had the day off, we chose to dine at a place that was quite a distance from our comfort zone. I heard from others that beef offered more nutrition than pork did, so I wanted to try and learn to have beef in my diet again, for the baby. It was difficult! It had been so many years since I last tasted a bite of beef. I couldn't really start with a massive portion of steak, so after seeing this place from a blog article, I decided that this kind of barbeque would be the right place to start. It was not the kind of all-you-can-eat place, where you'd feel obliged to fill your tummy up to 120%! I thought it was a good choice to begin my beef diet.
- Jun 05 Thu 2014 10:36