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Bunny Listens to the music – 兔子聽音樂

2 May

I wanted to try this restaurant since i arrived, now it’s thing done. It’s an italian restaurant, with risotto and pasta, but you can also have australian beef and some nice fishes.

I chose the Pan-fried snapper with leek and apple kala mansi sauce. What i like there is that for 220 NTD more, you have a soup, a salad, a dessert and tea/coffee offered. The tomatoe salmon soup wastypically an asian version of western soup, with cabbage and carrots. I’m not really fond of seafood soup, so i would have prefered it without the salmon or the seafod broth.

The service is pretty quick and customers are served at the same time (normal in Europe, but definetely not here), which is quite nice.
The salad had the “asian dressing”. I think that they use a different vinegar, that’s why.

My main dish was really nice. However the cauliflower was not cooked enough (between raw and cooked), as well as the broccoli. The purée was nice, not too sticky, but the potatoes would have been more crashed, it would have been even better. The sauce and fish were really nice though, with salt and pepper, just well cooked. I also loved it because it’s well presented, you don’t have too much, the perfect size, and it’s healthy. As for the dessert, they got it from La boîte de bijou, the one i’ve already been. Actually Bunny Listens to the music is the “salty” version of Boite de bijou.I picked a mapple syrop mousse and mascarpone cream dessert, which was pretty nice but not as good as sweet tea. The white chocolate on the top was too sweet. The mapple syrop flavor was nice, but i think there was too much mascarpone cream. Otherwise the insert was nice, just like the biscuit.

Count around 480NTD for the main dish, and add 220ND if you want a soup, salad and desert with a drink.

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Maryjane Pizza

31 Mar

In Shida area, you have a lot of small restaurants, and we decided to go there to eat a pizza. The restaurant is nice, with modern and colorful paintings on the walls, and a wide window let the light enters. You have quite a lot of choices in term of pizza, from vegetarian to meat-lover ones, cream or tomatoe sauce…

I picked the spinach, ricotta and caramelized onions pizza. The dough was thin and crispy the spinach was good. Overall, it’s one of the best pizza i’ve ever eaten so far, the bad point is that there wasn’t enough ricotta and maybe too much oil. However the size is perfect: not too big so that you don’t feel too heavy, and not too small. I can only recommand this one.

My friends also liked it, and with an unbeatable price range of 180- 250NTD, you can definetely run there.

Kumquat Juice

2 Dec

First time having to deal with Kumquat (and seeing what it is). That’s really nice, fresh, and is sour like lemon but sweeter at the same time.

牛老大- Chef Beef Noodles

18 Nov

In Shida, the night market excluded, you can find a lot of places to eat. So we tried this one woth some friends.
The specialty there was fried noodles. There were different than the one we have near the university but still i had already tried those big noodles in a soup last time. So it was not a big surprise. They were ok, but not that amazing, not too oily and there were some vegetables, which was great.
The onion pancake was bad. That’s one of my favorite thing here (and also one of the first thing i tried when i arrived). But this one was too oily, without much onion inside, and too chewy. Not good.

In the end, that’s a nice restaurant if you want original fried noodles to change once in a while, but that’s not THE place to eat in the area and the noodles in themselves are quite plain concerning taste.

I-Baked

18 Nov

What i like about Taiwan is that concerning food they have a lot of creativity. Sometimes it can lack in taste, but at least they have a lot of ideas. This for example, an ice-cream between two cookies. Simple. Yet i haven’t seen it anywhere in France.You can choose 2 cookies of your choice between around 10 differnet, and the flavor of your ice-cream.

They cookies are ok, but too soft to be really good. I mean cookies need to be crispy, those one are soft but nice in taste (and i just checked, it’s written soft cookies on their flyers, so that’s really it)…Ice cream, not that good.

In the end? Ok if you just want something sweet, not a very refined dessert. Like you would take a ice-cream from Mc Do, which is not bad once in a while.

Shida Night Market
MRT: Taipei Mainpower Building

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