Today’s eats, posted TODAY!!!

GoodBelly
While wandering Whole Foods, I found this and reading the packaging I was interested. I have a bad digestive system and decided to try it out. 

I bought the shots of Mango Peach, and from what I find online probably the most tasty. It was tasty and only 50 calories for a TON of vitamins and probiotics! I think I might try it out for a week, they say you can’t see results til at least 3-7 days.. up to 21 days… we’ll see, I’ll try it for a week cuz it IS kinda pricey. But they say you don’t even need to take a multivitamin after this. Whoaa.

Breakfast was a nice grapefruit & some tasty plump crisp grapes!!!

I haven’t been hungry…

But I couldn’t resist this delicious juicy red pear :D

& then AFTER I was just starved… HMM, not hungry, eat pear… want grapes…

& then I wanted moreeee… so I just finished off the bag of grapes :D

Dinner was simple, just tofu & scallions w/ white rice.
Cuz I was craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaving what comes next…

a big bowl of papaya…

(about half of that)

w/ soyogurt, strawberries & blueberries…

I sprinkled cinnamon on top after the shot :D

Some snacks I thought I’d share…
Jellies from Japan

I think this color’s so pretty!!!

& this one is TOO CUTE to eat :[

You can buy these here but I bought them anyways in Japan

The Pine Nut Cakes (松子酥)


Inside is this red bean paste with this chewy mochi paste and, of course, pine nuts :]

& Pineapple Cakes (凤梨酥)

Reoccurring Dream Themes
Does this happen to any of you? I always wake up flushed and nervous, I consistently dream about still being in High School and skipping a class, until it’s a few days til the end of the semester and I’m SO behind on tests, papers and work and I’m completely flustered about how I’ll pass and graduate. I had another one of those last nite. I always wake up super confused and then I remember, I’ve been done with HS, I’ve never skipped a class, and I’ve been out of college for years @_@ AKA, I’m OLD. Nevertheless, I hate these stressful dreams.

Nite, I’m off to snuggle with my Dior and watch a movie… and probably falling asleep really really early (again!) — altho I’m craving something sweet and might give in to one or two of these :]

Oh and I may have *cough cough* sneakily munched on some dried figs and pluots (awesome!!!) *cough* thru-out the day… and some Yogurt Passion… HEHEHE ALLLLLLL from my gorgeous Erin :] HEHEHE… I wasn’t gonna confess but then, I had them so fast I didn’t even snap a pic ;]

Don’t forget to check out today’s Taiwan GROCERY post below :D

EDIT!!!

My daddy came home and brought in the mail. There was a PACKAGE!!!!!

Being the curious kitty that I am I sniffed around and opened up the huge box…

A huuuuge box of gorgeous Norman Love Chocolates from :]

HUUUGE Box!!!

Aren’t they BEAUTIFUL?!?!?!

I feel so loved :] The card was cute too!!!

Taiwan – Dec 21 – Grocery Madness and Family Reunion

This song was EVERYWHERE while I was there… it was stuck in my head so much I ended up buying the cd before I left…

 

 

國王皇后 (King & Queen) – 大嘴巴 (Da Mouth)

Imagine a costco sized grocery store. Now read on…

The first thing I saw when I walked in (it was only a few blocks away from my hotel)

Anyways I took tonsss of photos but here are the highlights and the more unique things I saw :]

Snackdom insanity

Chips!!! I don’t even eat chips, but I think I just might if I lived here…

asd

Chips from my mommy’s day :] She wanted to buy some but then was fine with just taking a picture for memory. “I don’t think they were even good…”

Fruits!!!

Shroom-gasm :D

Bulk Fish Cakes

Fishiessss

Black Chicken, White Chicken (I have Black Chicken soup later on in another entry!!!)

SUSHIIIII

Cooked Food.. by the Bulk

I think that was intestine..

Piggie Ears

Animal innards… I think the bottom left is hearts..

Market Bakery (altho it wasn’t very good… sad, but then again Taiwan, anywhere is good bread so compared this is just ok)

Hello Kitty teas & juices

There were so many celebs on teas and drinks here.. weird.

More drinks & Hello Kitty

These were HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

Sparkling Vodka :D Haha..

If you can read Chinese and are anti-Chen Shui-Bian (ugh too embarrassing to explain right now)

It’s really funny.

My buddy at the arcade by the market

This was our cart:

(I seriously couldn’t get over this awesome invention, altho bummed you can’t sit IN the cart while it goes up)

Me+ My Cart

I’m so happy… omg, what a doRkus.

AFTERWARDS, we were off to family reunion (on my mommy’s side) and when we reunion we go ALL out, I have so many cousins and aunts and uncles from this side I can’t even count them all. Not all of them showed up but I saw most of them during the 2 weeks in Taiwan.

臺北 Taipei

Taking the uuber clean and always on time subway… (apparently they even won awards!!)

On the train (台灣高速鐵路 aka Taiwan High Speed Rail) to 新竹 (Hsin Chu) (where a lot of my uncles live, which is funny cuz most of my aunts live in 臺中 (Tai Chung), talk about grouped together @_@)


This is REALLY funny cuz my aunt (from dad’s side) used to teach me to pee ON the toilet. SO dangerous.

Asia always has the coolest flavors :[

btw, their desserts/pastries are a million times better at the Starbucks there than here too!!
Where we ate:

Family

(not everyone is there but some)

I thought this was AWESOME

Beware of the bears!!! I wish I saw one :[

The place was so pretty..

Now, onto the best part…
Good old(school) Taiwan cooking
FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

The soup is the herbal soup with shrimps!!


Fatty Pork w/ Bamboo!!!


Fishieeee and REALLY good (but too sweet for me) Tofu Ru


Veggies & Bonito Flakes

Chicken Livers

Everyone was making me eat them… cuz of my anemia, but… bleh, not a fan.

My gorgeous cousins trying the livers…


More healthy soup and that’s yam rice :]

Dessert

Fried Nien Gao (red bean with peanuts).. it was TOO peanuty for my taste, I prefer plain red bean nien gao with chunks of red bean :D NOM!

Ok it wasn’t EVERYTHING we ate that night, the food wasn’t really that superb, it turned out to be the ehhest food of the trip but any food is better than here haha…

The gorgeous Hsinchu train station

While I waited for the train

 

PHEWWWWW, picture overload much?! I’ll try to write another Taiwan post tonite.. the next one will be a visit to Taipei 101… FOOD COURT!!! hahaha… I did some shopping there as well but those pictures aren’t as fun to look at on a FOOD BLOG now is it? :D

Boo, you Bore!

I haven’t slept this much in like… a year!!! At least… man. I fell asleep around 8? I woke up at 930 and then 1230 and then 330…. and then 630… I hung out in bed for a bit and decided to get up, do some morning exercises & stretches and start work early.

Eats yesterday were boring because…. jetlag has got me. And, like I said, nothing here is as good as Taiwan food :[

Late Breakfast

Grapefruit & Blackberries

Early Dinner

Steamed Kale, Carrots & Steamed Butternut Squash (that’s my hand trying to get Dior off of the food haha) – there’s some leftover chicken under there..

But today’s Taiwan post will be exciting!!! It’s when I go to this mega grocery store the size of Costco :D So look out for that, and if I don’t fall asleep I’ll update ya’ll on today’s eats.

EDIT:

I totally forgot to mention my GIFTS I got in the mail yesterday!!!


DELICIOUS Yogurt Passion from my lovey Erin @ Care to Eat!!!!!!


Rum Cake & Aromatherapy set from my Di <3


Anonymous, I duno who got me these, they had a note but no name :[
Dried figs & pluots