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Bin

27 May

I spotted a new thing in my breakfast restaurant, so i went for it. It’s a simple “bin”, without any green onion or pepper, or anything. It’s exacly like a pizza dough. The recipe is also the same, only the way of cooking it differs. Good to know.

Hero House Breakfast

14 Dec

A Swiss friend, knowing that i love to try different Taiwanese breakfast, invited us to the Hero House, which is a place for the old Taiwanese soldiers and where they can get advantages and other stuff. On the second floor for example, they have a restaurant for breakfast. For 100 TWD, you can eat as much as you want. I love this concept that we don’t have back in France. So at 7am, we were there, with the soldiers, politic men (there is the presidential house just next to it), and the old people. Yeah, we had to wake up at 6am to be there on time, so this is quite an adventure to get a breakfast in Taiwan.

The buffet is composed of scramble eggs, plain eggs, steam bun (mantou), congee (rice soup), pickles, toast, butter, jam, soy milk, cabbage, rice, tofu with tomatoes, fried tofu, meat in small pieces, bananas and another veggie (don’t know what it was). And you can serve yourself as many times as you want. The food is ok, but not that good. It’s a nice change, if you want to try something different, but i prefer the usual one. Anyway it was a nice experience.

Hero House 2F
MRT: Xiaonanmen

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…

Taiwanese breakfast: Green onion feuilleté

26 Oct

Small bread filled with green onion. Their “feuilletés” are quite different, with sesamy, but nice. I just would add some salt if possible.The dough is the same as the one used for Shaobing i guess.

Taiwanese breakfast: the radish cake

26 Oct

I nearly have tried everything i guess, so i asked Taiwanese people if there were some other special dishes for breakfast. They told me “Luo Bo Gao”. What the hell is that thing? I googled it and found out it was a radish cake. Ah yeah! I had seen it several times but i always thought it was fish… Yeah, the time when i’ll know everything i eat here is far…

So this morning i went for a Luo Bo Gao. Result: the thing in itself doesn’t have much taste, it’s like a rice cake: soft and white. The only thing that gives taste is the sauce. It’s not bad, but that’s not my favorite neither.

Taiwanese Breakfast: Rice ball

23 Oct

I think i’ve nearly tried everything now concerning the typical taiwanese breakfast (except pastries and plain sandwiches). So this one is a rice ball filled with watherver you want again: cheese, vegetables, bacon, eggs… It’s nice too, but i prefer the Shaobing.

Taiwanese breakfast: Shaobing

23 Oct

Another breakfast: Shaobing. Basically, it’s like a sandwich with a sesame bread (i think it’s with several layers like a puffy pastry), filled with whatever you want. I chose vegetables and egg here. It’s quite good and i love this bread, just like last time. I’d rather eat it alone but i don’t know if that’s possible.

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