EVA Hello Kitty from LAX to Taipei!!!!!….

For once I had a plane ride at 6pm instead of 6am….  so off I go…. Boston to LA….

I’m excited for the warmer weather…. so tank top it is

Got a yummy Chicken Marinara with Green Beans over Rice meal… Salad, Roll, Butter, the works… had some nuts too…. MMM, nuts… (I may have already snacked and had a few glasses of free booze at the VIP Airlines Lounge earlier…)

LA!!!!… Beautiful view…

Sat in the VIP lounge and ate tons of food include this self made “Asian Salad” with Champagne….  I took some of the “Asian Salad with Wonton Strips” And added some Teriyaki Chicken to it… why not?!… a lot of the other stuff didn’t look too appealing except for Korean Ramen and Japanese Noodles… all which was consumed (duh)

WAIT “Why is this a Hello Kitty ticket?????”

HOLY CRAP!!! We’re on the EVA HELLO KITTY PLANE!!!!

Life is now… complete!!!!

Scallops

Sea Bass? It was freaking CHILEAN SEA BASS!!!! SOOOOO good… and of course more and more booze…

And los of veg…

Dessert was fruits and a yummy mousse cake, some tea… and more wine :]

Midnight snack while watching FROZEN was a Turkey Sandwich… which, I have to say was greasy and pretty gross….. sorry EVA… I didn’t like it, maybe I would’ve more if there was a Hello Kitty face on it…

Breakfast Time…

Coffee….

Congee…. with 1000 yr egg, fried tofu with fish ball…. shredded dried pork, Fermented Spicy Tofu, pickles… and then some…

And fruits <3

Oh hello…. Taiwan beer… I’m definitely back in Taiwan

WEEEEEEEEE 5am and ready to party


Yes we’re back in Taiwan

Fan 范 Family Fun Day in Hsinchu including Lunch at 坊間小館 Tony’s Brasserie

Woke up super early at 8am to catch the HSR to Hsinchu to meet up with family, 范 family, mommy’s side [best side LOL]

Cranky and playing games on my iTouch

pst Borrowed a few pics from the awesome blog at loongchih.pixnet.net so hope they don’t mind :D I was too busy eating and socializing with my huge family to really take pics or take note of all the food… so here’s the basic gist of it…

Condiments bar..

My bowl was all Sacha, Chillies, Scallions and Tofu Ru [Fermented Tofu] = YUM

Cousins – I sat at the “Kiddie” Table, even tho we’re all not kids anymore.. and some of us HAVE their own kids LOL including my recently married and new mommy, cousin, Angela :]

Pig Stomach & Eggplant, Cold Dishes & Cucumbers and Roasted Chicken

YUMMM!!!!! I loved the cucumbers and chicken dish – it was a cold dish but SO GOOD!!!

Here comes the hot pot :]

Fatty Pork over Pickled Cabbage, Meat balls and Frozen Tofu

YUMMMMYYY

I ate so many balls… fish balls, beef balls, NOM NO BALLS :]

Bowl #129381293813 of mine ;]

Braised Fish and other dishes…

We ended up eating tons of other dishes like veggies with 1,000 yr old egg, seafood veggies, tofu, fried seafood, smoked fatty duck… omg the works!!!

Here’s Angela’s baby boy, sooo cute, after eating and falling asleep sucking on his bottle :]

When all the dishes were out we got fried man-toes… that you dip in condensed milk.. usually when I eat these they’re just individual buns cut into four but these were huge and long and fluffy and yum!!!

I had a huge end piece which I couldn’t stop dipping in the sugary milk sauce :] NOM!

And after a delicious fruit plate of Guava, Pineapple and Bell Apples… we had some sweet soup with Goji and 白木耳

Afterwards ALL of us, okay not all of us, some of us left, like 30-40 of us, went back to my Uncle’s new house to eat, drink and be merry some more :] Much alcohol was consumed at the restaurant so the adults were silly and a little red in the face :] HEE HEE

Us telling jokes and being silly

Black Peanuts

I was SO in love with these my auntie gave me a HUUUUUGE unopened package to bring home.. might eat all before I leave… oops

Me, Melissa and my youngest cousin from my youngest uncle.. don’t know her english name #fail

I have the cutest cousins EVER!!! Food coma? LOL

After a nice yummy dinner of “wine Duck”, chicken soup and cabbage and chinese chives pork dumplings… my auntie made more food to go with some of this wine for us :] I had two or three glasses.. maybe ;]

Waking up at 8 and getting back pretty late… I actually ended up going out for a drink and MORE snacks….

Daddy also bought my skittles and Chicken Flavored Pringles for the trainride home…

Crunch crunch crunch

Next blog? My Cat’s Friend

Famous Postickers at 小南門點心世界

One of the first places I hit up when back in Taipei was the Breeze Center 微風廣場 ….. and one of the first places I ate there was 小南門點心世界 [Roughly translated into Dim Sum World] They’re known for their potstickers [from their original location… which my mom talks about ALL . THE . TIME.] But now that they’re relocated and super convenient for us to go to [basement of Breeze Center] NOM NOM TIME!!!!

As soon as you walk in there is a case of little cold plates/dishes that you can pick out what you want [they each cost $$ of course but each one is super cheap and you add your own sauces]

I got two of these… one of my fav vegs to eat while I’m in Taiwan

Eggplant… not sure what the sauce was,  not a fan, good thing I only dribbled a little bit

My fav!!! White bitter melon… sweetened… and there’s a plum on it :] NOM!

1000 yr old egg with tofu, bonito flakes and cilantro. Another one of my favs.. unfortunately… the egg didn’t taste THAT fresh to me so I didn’t eat all of it :T

This one had been taunting me since I forgot to grab it in the beginning so when I grabbed another one of the green vegs [first pic] on my second round, I got this as well. I LOVE MINI FISHIES!!!

TOFU and little fishies :D Sooooper spicy, loved it!!!! I ate all the hot chillis and fishies… hahaha Despite the fact that I’m asian… I don’t actually eat a lot of tofu….

Their famous potstickers!!! They only come in plates of 10.

They were really good and juicy.  What makes Taiwanese potstickers so unique is how big they are, and they’re not wrapped closed.. they’re kinda like dumpling burritos – pan fried = HEAVENLY!

Delicious hot veggies :D

Clam soup :D My FAVVVVORITE!!! With lots and lots of ginger of course <3 *swoon*

Delicious, satisfying and cheap :] And totally held me over for a few hours of shopping [until Tea Time]…. :D But that’s the next entry…