Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas with Doreamon @ Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur

This year, Fahrenheit 88 chosen Doreamon as the main theme for the Christmas decoration. There is a creative exhibition by the local students on how they present Doreamon in different attire/style. Also there is a store with Doreamon official merchandise as Christmas or new year gift.

Doreamon welcomes you to the Christmas pop up decoration.

There are more than 100 units of Doreamon on displays with each of them on different style.

Lets take a look of our local students below on how creative they are in designing Doreamon in different theme/attire:

There is also toy machine for children or adult to play with.

Address: Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinate/GPS: 3.147629,101.712664

Monday, December 17, 2012

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 which is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan was the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010. The skyscraper served as the Taipei landmark and icon of modern Taiwan. Anyone who visit to Taiwan will surely visit tower. The tower height is 509 metres. Nearby the Taipei 101 area, there are abundant of high end shopping centre such as Shin Kong Mitsukoshi.

Magnificent Taipei 101 building.

Another angle of Taipei 101.

I went there in December 2012, so Christmas season is coming.

Of course can't go without a photo with the tower.

Coordinate/GPS: 25.033525,121.564704
Address: No.45, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Taipei MRT: Taipei City Hall exit no 2 (walking distance of around 10 minutes).

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hello Kitty baggage tag by Eva Air - Taipei to Kuala Lumpur (Economy Class)

There are 3 full service airlines flying between Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. This time, I plan to try out Eva Air as they have good timing. Departs in the morning at 940am and I am able to reach home by afternoon. Other airlines would be Malaysia Airlines and China Airlines. You should take Malaysia Airlines if you plan to have another lunch in Taipei. They departs from Taipei at around 3.30pm. While China Airlines timing is too early for me. Overall good experience on Eva Air. Good food and pretty flight stewardess :-P

Hello Kitty on baggage tag!

Food by Eva Air. Main dish is the chicken with rice. Apple and honeydew. Corn and lettuce salad. Sesame sweet cake as dessert.

Again rice with scallion.

Snack packet with green beans and crackers.

Standard economy class cabin. Nothing extraordinary.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Supreme Tempura @ Taipei

This stall selling Taiwan style tempura is always crowded and long queue. The special item is the tempura and the sauce itself. The way of eating the tempura is pretty unique. First, you eat the tempura with the special home made sauce. Then you may take your empty bowl to collect top turnip soup.

Taste:7/10(Moderate. The sauce which accompany the tempura is good. Great items inside small bowl).
Price:8/10(Cheap. A small bowl of tempura is TWD45 ~ MYR4.90 ~ USD1.60 and large at TWD60).

This is the tempura. It contains turnip, blood cake, small pork meat ball, fried tofu and crystal dumpling.

Yum yum, waiting for my turn.

Taking pictures while queuing.

This is the shop.

You may check out on the website.

Address: Intersection of Guangzhou street and Wuzhou Street, Taipei City.
Coordinate/GPS: 25.036696,121.497674

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pepper pork bun @ Tamsui, Taipei

Pepper buns that are deliciously aromatic and distinctively smoky due to them being charcoal-baked. As the buns are charcoal-baked, they are not oily. What you get is a dry, aromatic crispy crust and lots of tender meat fillings with scallion. All the buns are freshly baked and its hot!

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Great taste with strong pepper and scallion smell. Fragrant and savoury).
Price:8/10(Cheap. Each bun price at TWD40 ~ MYR4.40 ~ USD1.40).

Buns in charcoal clay oven. Image from Google.

Pork pepper bun stall. This shop still using traditional way to bake their buns.

I think the buns are stick to the wall inside the clay oven.

The worker is preparing the buns.

Fresh ingredients. Taiwanese love scallion.

Wow, the bun taste good with aromatic charcoal smell.

Address: No. 258, Zhongzheng Road, Danshui District New Taipei City, Taiwan 251. Near the Leonardo Da Vinci sculpture.
Coordinate/GPS: 25.171305,121.438791
Metro: Tamsui MRT Station on red line. Its around 15 minutes walk.

Yong Kang beef noodles @ Taipei

A visit to Taipei should try at least one time traditional style beef noodles. Although the beef noodles is not as good as Niu Dian that I reviewed earlier, but its certainly good as well. The soup is thick and beefy. Located not too far from Yongkang commercial district, this shop is quite near to Dongmen MRT station.

Taste:8/10(Delicious. The taste is good but I think not every one may like the taste as the beef taste is too strong. The mustard add on is something new).
Price:6/10(Moderate. A bowl of normal beef noodles with tendon cost TWD200 ~ MYR21 ~USD7.10).

Very thick looking beef noodles. The broth is dark and taste very beefy.

You may add some mustard into your beef noodles.

Full during lunch time.

Yong Kang beef noodles established since 1963.

Address: No.17, Lane 31, Section 2, Jinshan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinate/GPS: 25.032879,121.528122
Metro: 5 minutes walk from Dongmen MRT station exit 2.
Business hours: 11.00am to 9.30pm.

Scallion pancake @ Yong Kang Street, Taipei

Yong Kang Street is a popular destination for foodies who come to Taipei. It is similar to the night markets, but Yong Kang Street offers a higher quality of goods along posher store fronts. While I was walking on Yong Kang street, one stall selling pancake caught my attention. The queue is long and I can see that the pancake maker are very skilful. The scallion pancake is a very simple dish. It is a savoury flat bread folded with oil and minced scallions. It is made from pre prepared dough instead of batter. This is just like roti canai back in Malaysia.

During the cooking proccess, the cook keeps fluffing the dough up. The end product is an incredibly soft piece of warm savoury pancake. You have the option to include eggs, ham, cheese and basil.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. Great and tasty pancake. Crispy outside and soft at centre. Amazingly, its not oily).
Price:8/10(Cheap. TWD25 ~ MYR2.70 ~ USD0.88 for scallion pancake without any additional item).

Their packaging.

Simple but delicious.

This is the stall. The queue is usually long and you have to wait.

Scallion pancake. Just like Malaysian roti canai but the making process is different.

Address: Yongkang Street, Taipei. Located within 3 minutes walk from Ding Tai Fung, Xinyi branch.
Coordinate/GPS: 25.032704,121.529691
Metro: Dongmen station exit 5.

Niu Dian beef noodles @ Ximending, Taipei

Niu Dian beef noodles which is voted among 10 best beef noodles in Taiwan. The taste is great and wow the tendon is melt in your mouth! You have a choice whether to have spicy version of beef noodles or the original taste.

Taste:10/10(Excellent. This is what beef noodles suppose to be. Rich soup, tender meat, tendon which melts in your mouth and of course cow's stomach).
Price:6/10(Moderate. A bowl of mixed beef noodles with tendon, beef & stomach cost TWD220 ~ MYR24 ~ USD7.70).

Sinful yet delicious spicy beef noodles.

Good presentation. Enough ingredient and just perfect.

Look at the huge and creamy tendon!

Niu Dian secret ingredient paste. It spicy though.

Its only around 4.00pm but business is good.

My bill. TWD220.

A must visit eating place in Ximending.

Address: No. 91, Kūnmíng Street, Wanhua District Taipei City
Coordinate/GPS: 25.04258,121.504798
Metro: 15 minutes walk from Ximen MRT station exit 6.
Phone: +886 2 2389 5577