Archive | October, 2011

Baobao noodles – NCCU

31 Oct

Benjamin brought me to his favorite noodle restaurant called Baobao (in the small street on the right side from the main gate).

They’re good at dumplings and i tried his favorite dish, with was a spicy seafood noodle soup. And he made me try Pork’s ears (yeah, i tried Pork’s ear and ate cartilage!).
The dumplings were good, i liked them. The soup was really spicy but nice too. Just the noodles really looked like spaghettis, so it was a little bit strange, but it was nice. And well, the pork’s ears…if you don’t try cartilage it’s ok, just like normal meat, but i really don’t like the crispy side of the bones. Benjamin bought the ears so next time it’ll be my treat! My favorite is still the left hand restaurant and the korean one, but this one is good if you want dumplings!

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Noodles in Zhongxiao Fuxing

31 Oct

Finding a cheap restaurant in Zhongxiao fuxing is quite difficult i think. You can find a lot of trendy places and western restaurants, but when you don’t want to spend too much on a diner or you’re just hungry enough, it’s quite difficult. However i managed to find a little place selling noodles. The cook was really nice, he gave me some extra food freely (maybe because i was a foreigner). I tried some big noodles that i had never seen before, and they were ok. Howver the fish balls were not really good. And the pickles were nice too. But for 80TWD compared to the 160TWD coffee i had just a street behind, it’s pretty good. 

Bobo Chacha dessert – NCCU

31 Oct

I asked for a light dessert, and then Benjamin told me to try Bobo Chacha dessert, which is a Malaysian dessert. It’s quite strange, made out of sweet potatoes, taro, and i think something like pumpkin (well, the orange color and the same consistency), everything put in coconut milk. Not too sweet and quite light, and not too QQ, so it was actually not bad (maybe i’m starting to get used to soup as desserts?! Can you believe it??).

Taiwanese Breakfast: the cheating crêpe

31 Oct

I was cheated!!!!!! It hurts. Really.

I thought it was a crepe filled with salad, corns and tomatoes, (i asked if it was like the salad that was just next to it and the woman said it was pretty much the same).

I started to eat, and then…WTF?!

It was a crêpes filled with soy, SUGAR, PEANUTS and CROUTONS.

Where did they see that you put sugar with salad?! And with Peanuts? And eat croutons with sugar and crêpes?! It’s driving me crazy to see sugar everywhere…

Dragon Fruit Juice

31 Oct

Good thing here, the juices. A new one: Dragon fruit Juice! Look at this color! Amazing, right? 🙂 And they just mix itin front of you, so that’s real fruits! (But i still don’t understand why buying a fruit juice is still less expensive than buying the actual fruit…).

The 0 kcal dessert

27 Oct

You always dreamed about it? 7-eleven made it true…

What is this dessert. Well, don’t expect too much: Jelly. You have the choice between 4 flavors, and that’s already quite a lot. I thought it was impossible, but it seems not.

How is it? Not as bad as i thought it would be. And it’s quite big, so once finished you’re quite full. That’s nice. However there’s a weird taste in the end, i don’t know what it is…

 

Coconut Bun

27 Oct

A great disappointement. First the bun is a way too oily and dried.

Secondly the cream: just like american cream: heavy, without taste. I just got the feeling that i’m eating plain cream (then what’s the point of creating vanilla?). As far as i love French whipping cream, i hate american’s one. So this already was a big mistake.
And then, the coconut, dried and without much flavor.
Another thing: the cream amount was ridiculous compared to the bun.

In the end: disliked the cream, bad balance between coconut, cream and bun. I’ll never take this cake again.

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