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Wendel’s bakery

20 Nov

Oh oh oh, Christmas spirit is not dead! In some shop, you can feel it! And particularly in this German bakery called Wendel that i spotted on a hungry girl’s website and that i wanted to try. We went there to eat some cakes: delicious. It’s more the ” homemade” type, so don’t expect refined pastries, but you have delicious good cakes including rhubard pie, apple pie, marbré, chocolate cake, rasperry chocolate crumble, vanilla crumble, opera, ginger bread, Stollen, banana cake… You also have a wide range of real bread and bretzels.

  Their marbré is really good, tender (happy butter!), and their chocolate cake not heavy at all despite its look. Actually i don’t know which one i prefer between Lalos and Wendel. Maybe Lalos is more refined and with a little stronger chocolate taste and a little bit drier, and this one is softer. So it’s not really the same. I love them both. Rhubard pie is not strong enough in rhubard for me, i usually like the bitterness in it, but here the pastry was to thick for it and with nuts so the rhubarb wasn’t that strong.

I couldn’t resist to buy a ginger bread (but look at it, it’s so cute, how can you possibly resist to that!). That’s my first time eating ginger bread like this (but i wanted something to remind me Christmas!) and it’s nice. The cinammon taste isn’t that strong, the biscuit isn’t too hard neither and not chewy as i was scared it would be. Nice one, but not my favorite cake ever.

The bakery can become a restaurant, so if you want to eat German that’s also a possibility.
You can count around 80 TWD for a piece of cake.

Wendel’s Bakery
28, Ln. 260, Gwang fu S. Rd.
Daan Dist., Taipei
MRT: SYS Memorial

Marco Polo

20 Nov

Then we went to a nice bar that a friend told us about. You can see her blog here. She takes amazing pictures so if you want some to see the real thing about Taiwan, go and see her. Anyway, i took one of her pictures because my camera didn’t work since it was too dark.
The bar was at the 38th floor of the Shangri La hotel, and have an amazing view on the city and Taipei 101. The cocktail were not that good for some of my friends (mojitos and long island ice tea, which i thought was nice because it wasn’t too sweet and a little bit sour, but maybe that’s because i really don’t know anything at cocktails.).
But the one we took with another friend was awesome: Bird of Paradise: Baileys, banana cream, Tia Maria, milk, cinammon, and maybe grenadine, i can’t remember. Delicious but too small!

The view is worth coming, and the environment is nice and cosy. Count around 450 TWD for a cocktail.

Marco Polo
Shangri La
201 Section 2 Dūnhuà S. Rd,
Daan District, Taipei
MRT: Liuzhangli

Macho Tacos

20 Nov

We went there with some friends. The restaurant is actually more like a fast food, but the food is quite nice. It tastes like real Mexican food. Tacos were crispy, with lettuce and tomatoes, and my burrito was nice. You czn choose the type of beans, rice and the sauce you want. However the sauces weren’t to my like, but well. And i drank soda for the first time after a year: i still think that’s not good, but that has nothing to do with the place! So that’s a nice restaurant.

Macho Tacos
延吉街126巷3號 Yanji St, Lane 126, #3
MRT: SYS Memorial

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