I tried a peanut milk tea, just to have a change and because i was curious. Sometimes i really feel like i shouldn’t be curious at all. It had a bad taste coming out of the tea, the milk is not even fresh milk but powder milk, and it has a bland taste of peanuts. I won’t try again.
On top of the W hotel, you can find the Yen bar, with a nice view over Xinyi area. The bar is really small, so you better come early. The place is fancy and trendy, and the cocktails quite good. I tried the Ms W with truffle infused vodka, rose, vanilla and champagne (if i remember well). Quite pricy (it starts around 600NTD), but the bar is nice and you have free refill of sweet potato chips. It’s a good option if you want to go to clubs after.
34th floor (i think)
W hotel in Xinyi area
What i loved about Thaïland, Cambodia and Laos, after their food, was the Shakes. You can have all the fruits you want. Banana, Papaya, Coconut, Watermelon, Melon, Pineapple, Apple, Orange, Passion Fruit, and everything with real, fresh fruits and milk or yogourt if you want. The fruits are even better than in Taiwan and you have to be careful to not ask 2 or 3 in a row.
But, what’s even cooler, is that you can also have things that aren’t fruit in your shakes. Oreo? Vanilla? Coffee? Biscuit? That’s not a problem.
I saw the oreo shake: a all package of oreos mixed. Scary, but delicious…
My favorite? Banana shake and coconut shake.
Coffee & Teas
Southern Laos is famous for its coffee, but i prefer the one from Cambodia that smells awesome, a hazelnut and coffee mixed butbut with a strong taste of coffee, and not burn coffee taste like Laos coffee was sometimes.
As for Nothern Thailand, you can find everywhere coffee shops with espresso, espresso con pana, latte (all kind of latte), ice coffee, coffee shake, milk coffee… and tea too. Thai tea is…orange. Taste better than the Mocha wich isn’t my cup of tea…
My favorite goes for Cambodian coffee and then Thai espresso.
I was in lack of chocolates. Even though i’m not fond of chocolate, i must have my Christmas chocolates. So i went for a raid: Pierre Marcolini and Godiva (yeah, when i start things, i do it well and throughly). I went to Godiva for a “Milk Chocolate decadence”, a drink, which was cold and nice. Not too heavy, less expensive than in Starbucks and with Chantilly as i like. Then i saw the truffles, and as they didn’t have any at Pierre Marcolini, i bought 4 of them.
Almond truffle: it is more like a chocolate i think, with almonde praliné inside. It was nice.
Crème brûlée truffle: the best of the four, sweet but with the real taste of crème brulée.
Bailey’s irish coffee truffle: the alchool taste was strong, but i couldn’t taste the coffee.
Cappucino truffle: no coffee taste at all, i was quite disappointed.
In general, the chocolate of the truffles isn’t that tasty i think, and the chocolates aren’t exceptional. I have had better ones, but they have a nice choice of flavors. I will have to try the chocolates later.
– 4 apples
– 1 bottle of wine (our was Taiwanese wine= only sweet nearly no alchool)
– 4 spices (i used the Imperial mix with cinnamon and other spicies)
– 1 Lemon
Peal the apples, put the spicies into the wine, add the apples, mix a little, and add some drops of lemon. Heat the whole and take it out of the fire just before it starts to boil. Serve and drink immediately.