[mis-tif-fee] - n - 1. tall weird asian girl with a huge appetite for food, travel, adventure and fashion. and she's hungry, always hungry. eating the world in 6in heels...
After the fun 范家 Party Bus for the day… we went to a REAL lunch at Jun
Deep Fried Lobster Sandwich
Late Night Ramen at Oisiiyo
After a nice 2 hour massage.. and no dinner… I had amazing dinner at Oisiiyo…. while the veggies and ramen and broth… oh yeah and pork – were amazing… there was a huge chunk of some sort of American Cheese on it. Uh. Ew. Done and done. Next time you go, it’s definitely delicious ramen, just ask for NO CHEESE.
They FUCKED up my perm last time. Yes. Perm. Embarrassing YES. But they fucked it up, so they should be embarrassed.
You know the bigger the boot…
The bigger the foot!
Tea Time @ Afternoon Tea in Sogo
Delicious Corn Chowder….
Duck Risotto with Poached Egg and Salad
Spicy Spaghetti with Grilled Prawns
Chicken Sandwich Salad [yes with buttery toast]
Tons of Espresso alllll for meeeee…
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Lemon Angel Cake
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
… I went back for a nap…and to rest my poor twisted swollen ankle…… afterwards I met up with all my aunts and mama at Din Tai Fung for dinner…
Woodear Fungus with Goji
Dan Dan Noodles – mmmm Spicy and Peanuty
All this food, ALLLLLL consumed by us ladies…
Xiao Long Bao <3 The loves of my life
I ended up in food coma with Mr. Piggie staring at me til I fell asleep…. icing my ankle
Vegetarian Buffet at the Elite Bookstore
I want this clock
Tea Time at Cafe Kitchen in Sogo
…. and my favorite, espresso with shots of Whiskey… lots of it.. and I had many cups of it :]
After resting for the night after tea time and a little bit tipsy.. we headed out to dinner
at 老友記 of course….. cuz I love my meats…
It was late so only a few items were left on the menu…
scallion salty chicken
black chinese sausage [all I came here for]
And we actually got another plate of the black sausage. SOOOO FRIGGGGGGIN GOOD…
My new boyfriend <3
“Although dantze mian has its origin in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and chiehtze mian is from Taipei, they are essentially the same thing: noodles in pork broth. For a more complex dish, try a bowl of talu mian, which includes stewed pork slices, carrot slices, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and sliced eggs.
And then there are the noodles themselves. Noodles come in all kinds of widths and shapes, from thin vermicelli to thick, flat noodles. One of the most common varieties is wheat-flour-based noodles. Although variations featuring eggs, spinach, carrots, and even green tea are not unheard of, traditional hand-made noodles made of flour are most people’s favorite because of their chewy texture. “
one of my mom’s FAVORITE dishes in Taiwan.. or ever. So me, mom and auntie headed straight inside.
They make the noodles and cook it right in the front of the shop. Awesome.
Some of our foods…
Deep fried Shrimp Rolls [which they recommended as their STAR dish..]
Auntie got the 擔仔麵 with egg noodles
Mama got the 擔仔麵 with mung bean noodles
擔仔麵 with thick chow foon [but thin] like noodles – mineeeee obviously
We shared everything but I loved my thick tender homemade noodles the most!!!! I always love big flat noodles —- [papardelle is my favorite italian pasta]
The flavors were so good and pure.. honestly I could just eat giant bowls of these and nothing else… everything else we ordered was just noise.
Stewed Pig’s Intestines
Stir-fried white water snowflake with cummingcordia and cloves
milk-fish stomach with ginger/garlic soup
Afterwards we wandered the streets…… including this famous shaved ice spot…
The worst buns ever
My mom bought two of each flavor and they were HORRIBLE….. Altho all I could look at were the giant chicken fried… uh, chicken steaks hahaha…. but they probably sucked too… since everything tasted old and leftover.
And then… a meal at 點水樓
The small eats – Green Beans, Bamboo, Jellyfish and White Bitter Melon <3 YUM
Xiao Long Baos… my favorite, of course.
Pig’s Feet… altho AoBa’s is still the best. These taste like the way my mom makes them, but not as good….
Oh did I tell you that I sprained my ankle?
All dressed and ready for my xiao long bao fix.
Soup dumplings soup dumplings yay yay yay!!!!
After a nice brunch…. we decided to shop a bit…
Here’s my modeling some of Isabella’s furs and coats for this season….
And then it was dinner time at AoBa, the usual yum yums….
Sweet Potato Congee
Egg Omelette with Pickled Radishes
Pig’s Feet [my favorite EVER]
Clams and Loofah
Fresh Fish of the Day, Steamed with Ginger & Scallion
And complimentary Peanut Mochi…. still warm :]
It’s good to be back….
For as many years I’ve stayed at this hotel… I NEVER go downstairs for the breakfast. Mama always brings me up a lunchpack hahaha
Hugest breakfast buffet downstairs of Japanese, Taiwanese and American Cuisine….
And eggs cooked to your order whichever way that you want :]
My annual “Xmas Tree” Pic in SOGO. Definitely not as pretty as previous years :[
Now on the HSR to Hsinchu to visit some of my uncles, aunts and cousins….
After attempting to webcam with people in America and watching some teevee and paying respects to grandparents RIP, most of us were there for dinner time.
It was supposed to just be a simple dumpling dinner but everyone chipped in and brought more and more food…
Roast Goose with Chives. LOVE
Eating and Drinking i s ALL that we do…. and we do it GOOOOOOD
I love my family !!!
Early December, SUPER early one morning.. I woke up to head to the airport…
I slept the entire flight from Boston > DC Dulles so I was starved when we got there…
I ended up at a Diner getting an omelette some home fries and a side of fruit.. and of course a TON TON TON of black coffee…
Want some “Shitty Wok” ?
As soon as we sit down we were offered green tea and champagne. I LOVE IT.
While we watched at the Japan Airport we got some ramen…
And fries and edamame…
And then headed to the VIP lounge for tons of more free food and a free sake/booze bar…
All the sake, wine and whiskey you can drink.. I had my fair share :D
And then it was off to Taiwan… I can get used to this good food on the plane :D
I got up at 5:30am
Grand Formosa Regent Taipei Taiwanese Cuisine & Snacks 寶島晶華
Mommy and I split the Chinese Breakfast Set
皮蛋瘦肉粥 / Preserved Egg and Pork Congee
Regular and Black Sugar 饅頭 [Mantou]
麵筋 [Mien Jin aka Seitan/Wheat Gluten], 豆干 [thin shreds of dried preserved tofu], 肉鬆 [Rousong aka Pork Floss]
Bok Choy with Fatty Pork
Shu Mai / 燒賣
Fried Pan Fried Shrimp Roll in Tofu Wrap/ 腐皮捲
Had some Veggie Egg Fried Rice from Taipei to Japan with Pineapple Cake :]
Afterwards I got the Chicken Curry and a breakfast of Spinach Omelet w/ Brekky Sausage and other yummies…. all the way to San Fran… one of the guy flight attendents was super nice and gave me cookies and tons of wine on the way hahahaha… so boozey me ate all of my chocolate waffles, cookies and sour candy on the flight… passed out on some sour belts.. HMMMMM…
At San Fran I got a HUGE Caesar Salad from the Cafe I always eat at there and got tons of snacks on the kid-infested flight. KID INFESTED. YES. I hate traveling on holiday season cuz the 6 hour flight was kids screaming, singing, kicking, running around, and smelled like baby poop. No lie. I turned up the Jay Chou on my ipod and tried to sleep…
Got picked up… with takeout :] Thank YOU :]
And tons of sushi and sashimi.. MMMMM, Soft Shelled Crab never tasted so good as now.. LOL
Also recieved some awesome packages outside my door…
Eat Write Retreat Goodies they sent me since I didn’t make it to the event….
Deliciousness and COokbook happiness
ANNNNNND… CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY’s Everlast!!!! #swoon
I miss Taiwan. Although my ever-growing waist is glad this trip is over until next time.. #fattie :]
One of Didi’s new outfits from Taiwan :D
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