Archive | September, 2011

The “red cannelés”

25 Sep

I call this fruit like that because i don’t know its name and from above it looks like a cannelé to me. I asked the seller and he told me that’s a fruit that you can find in Taiwan during the winter mainly. To eat it, it must be read and hard, if it’s soft, it’s too late.

I pelled it and taste it. It’s nothing really great. That’s quite plain. I don’t know how to describe the taste. It has a little bit the socistancy of a wintermelon, but it’s not as sweet.

Persimmon again, but the hard one this time

25 Sep

I thought it was another fruit, but it was a persimmon. So why write a post about it? Because this persimmon isn’t exactly the same as the other one.

This one is twice as big as the small one, and its skin is hard. I mean, you can eat it, but it’s quite hard. And inside, there’re some seeds. Also, it’s less juicy and less sweet.

PS: a little joke for the one who always make it. Hope he’ll recognize himself.

The small white Melon

25 Sep

Another fruit. I thought it would be like a pear, it turns out that it was like a melon. Hum, i should seriously think about improving my survival instict, because if i were alone in a jungle, making mistakes like this could be fatal.

Anyway, the inside is really like a melon, but a small one, and it taste the same: between a melon and a “melon d’hiver”(winter melon?). Refreshing, and what’s great is that you can eat it by yourself since it’s small.

Orange Mango

25 Sep

I usually don’t like mango. So why did i pick it? Because i didn’t know it was a mango. In my supermarket, mango are yellow, red and green, but not orange.

Anyway, i picked it and found out later, while smelling it, that it was a mango. I wasn’t sure that i wanted to try it, but since there’re a lot of things that i like here, i tried…

First, the sweetness. The mango taste isn’t too strong…. The freshness of the fruit… Then the juice (so juicy that i put some on the walls ><“)…OMG!!!!!!! That’s just heavenly good!

I dislike mangos, i love orange mangos. Let’s be specific.

Kiwi Jaune

25 Sep

 

Yellow kiwi, or the best kiwi i’ve even had. The taste is sweeter but there is a light lemon taste that makes it awesome.

Garlic Bread at the 1rst bakery – NCCU

25 Sep

Salad without bread= impossible for me, so i tried to find some decent bread near NCCU, and the only bakery that proposes some real bread is the first one starting from NCCU main gate. You have 2 breads: the baguette which is really big (for 2 or 3 person at least) of the garlic bread, smaller, which is great for one meal. I went for this one.

The weather unfortunately makes it too soft for a crispy bread. It’s quite oily, but like all garlic bread i guess. However the taste is good, it reminds me of my first garlic bread in Australia. So it’s good if you want bread and not the time to go far. Just don’t expect a crispy bread.

1rst bakery on the left side starting from NCCU main gate

Coffee Bun at Baker’s boy

25 Sep

I wanted to try this bun for a week now, but since it’s quite far from the university, i had to wait. So, i tried…and it was disappointing. It didn’t taste like coffe at all.

I bought one that just got out of the oven, so it was really hot and burning, that’s cool. But the inside is empty, there’s only a thin layer of some cream (in fact i don’t konw if this is the bun dough that’s not cooked or a cream). It’s sweet, smells sugar, and that’s all. No coffee taste at all. And i made a 45 minutes trip for this…

貝克男孩 Baker’s Boy
East Shopping Mall
MRT: Zhongxiao Fuxing/Zhongxiao Dunhua

Salted toast & Slice of Bun at the 2nd bakery – NCCU

25 Sep

Since nearly all the restaurants are closed after 2:30, i tried to find something salty at the bakery, and chose a toast. This one has green onion, bechamel, bacon, and parsley. Actually i was really surprised by it. It was really good, with a little of pepper, the bread was crispy and soft in the middle. I think that’s because of the flour that they use and that’s differnet from Europe. Anyway, i really loved it and it was perfect for dinner. I think i will try again somehting there.

Then i tried a slice of their bun. My god, it was soooo soft! It melted in the mouth. And there was this flavor that i also tasted in some Japanese breads, but that i never found in France and that i loved. It’s really addictive. They don’t have really good dessert, but when it comes to buns (what they call bread but that look like buns), they’re really good. I prefered this one to Eric Kayser’s one, even if they’re totally different, this one is more what i expect of a bun.

This is the second bakery on the left starting from NCCU main gate.

Danshui Iron Eggs 鐵蛋

25 Sep

Another thing i tried there was Iron eggs. That’s really small black eggs. In fact, that’s white eggs that were stewed and left some days in a pot. As for the color i don’t really know. It tastes like a stewed egg, however it’s a little more soggy and salty.

Danshui special dish: Ah-Gei 阿給

25 Sep

If you go to Danshui, of course you have to try this. You can find it everywhere in the night market, and that’s really delicious. Don’t focus on the weird appareance. Ah-Gei is Tofu filled with crystal noodles (the vermicelli noodles) and the whole is put in a spicy sauce. On night markets, you find them without the spicy sauce so at first i didn’t recognize the dish.

It’s quite hard to eat, because you first need to pierce/open the tofu (and with chopsticks that’s not the easiest thing on Earth) and then to mix the sauce with tofu and noodles to eat. But that’s really worth it.

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