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Last Day in Taipei

We started our last day in Taipei with a super cheap and filling breakfast. We took the MRT to Muzha station and found a small eatery nearby. We each had our own “fan tuan” sticky rice and warm soy milk. We also shared some pan fried turnip cake. This meal cost us less than $2.00 US. image

After breakfast we met up with Lydia’s aunties to browse through Shen Keng Old Street (深坑老街). image

We shopped for peanut brittle. This place makes their brittle on site and one of the best peanut brittles I ever had. image

Next we stopped to taste some fried stinky tofu!image
You can also find grilled stinky tofu as well. I liked them both!image

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For dinner we headed out to Shilin Night Market; the largest night market in Taipei City. Not only is there a lot to eat, there is also a lot to shop and to play. imageSome favorite games include fishing for shrimps and for gold fishes. image

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I was particularly looking forward to some fried chicken. We searched for the famous Hot Star Large Fried Chicken stand. imageThey pound the chicken really thin. It comes out super hot and crispy. It’s bigger than my face!image

A lot of the food stands can be found outside along the streets, but there is a centralized food court located underground. We walked though and settled at a random stand for a stuffed sausage and grilled squid. Taiwanese sausage tends to be on the sweeter side. The white thing around the sausage is not bread, but actually sticky rice that was stuffed into a casing and then split open to wrap around the sausage. It was so good.image

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I’ve always been curious about their famous oyster omelettes (蚵仔煎) after watching so many Taiwanese food shows. Almost every stand had someone making them. imageWe picked a busy/packed stand to try. It must be good right? But I thought it was just okay. It was a little to slimy for my liking. image

And that concludes my trip! Thanks for reading. 

To reach Shilin Night Market take the MRT to Jiantian Station (劍潭站). Don’t be confused with the Shilin Station. Once you get off the train, follow the crowds. Shilin Night Market is right outside. 

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Japan Day 6: Sayounara Osaka!

The morning before we left Osaka to catch our flight to Taipei, we had time for breakfast and went to another 24 hour ramen shop on Dotonbori. 

You order and pay for your ramen via machine. It’s so convenient and easy. It spits out a ticket which you then hand to the person behind the counter and then wait for your food. 

Delicious ramen! 

Our very last meal in Japan! I so didn’t want to leave.

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Japan Day Four- The Freshest Sushi, the Best Meal in Osaka

By the fourth day in Japan, our legs have turned to jello with all the walking we’ve been doing. We were exhausted, but still we weren’t quite accustomed to the time difference and woke up around 7:00AM. This time we knew exactly where we wanted to have breakfast. 

Osaka has a central wholesale fish market where at 4:00AM in the morning they start their tuna and fish auctions. Next to this wholesale market right in the parking lot is this tiny little sushi restaurant called Endo Sushi (ゑんどう寿司). Endo has been around since 1907, and has been serving some of the freshest sushi in Osaka. 

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Since we woke up early, this was the perfect choice to start our day and get breakfast. It is about a 15-20 minute subway ride from Namba to Tamagawa station (s12 on the Sennichimae line) and about 10 minutes walk from the station (exit 3 or exit 6 from the station) to the Central Wholesale Fish Market. Keep walking straight and if you walked across the river, then you’ve walked too far. We found the restaurant and arrived around 10:30AM. Upon entering the small restaurant, we were warmly greeted and given their English menu with pictures! Each plate cost 1,000 yen (US $10.75) with 5 pieces of sushi per plate. 

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We started with plate no. 1 followed by plate no. 2. Then the waiter started to ask if we wanted to continue. Of course we did. We wanted to try all four plates! Some items on the menu were seasonal, so a few of the pieces were different than from the picture. Instead of the mushroom sushi, we were served with a piece of cooked duck. It was so tasty! I enjoyed every piece of fish except for Ika (squid). Raw squid has a gummy/glue-like texture which wasn’t appetizing to me. image

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At each table, they provide you with unlimited amount of pickled ginger and soy sauce that you can brush on your fish.We were stuffed with 20 piece of sushi in our stomach. After breakfast it was time to start another long day with much walking and sightseeing in Arashiyama, Kyoto. image

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Endo Sushi (ゑんどう寿司)

They are open from Mon-Sat 5am to 2pm, and closed on Sundays and Holidays. So wake up early and plan to come for breakfast or lunch. 

大阪市福島区野田1-1-86 (Address: 1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-ku Osaka City Osaka)

Tel: 06-6469-7108, E-mail: info@endo-sushi.com, Hours: 5 AM - 2 PM

http://www.endo-sushi.com/english.html

Central Wholesale Fish Market (大阪市中央卸売市場 本場)
電車・バスでお越しの際
JR環状線「野田駅」下車 徒歩約10分
地下鉄千日前線「玉川駅」下車 徒歩約10分
京阪電車 中之島線「中之島駅」下車 徒歩約15分
大阪市営バス 野田阪神前行き・鶴町四丁目行き「中央市場前」下車 徒歩約2分 
When traveling by train and bus:
10 minute walk to station “Noda” JR loop line
10 minute walk to station “Tamagawa” Sennichimae subway
About 15 minutes walk from ”Nakanoshima station” Keihan Nakanoshima Line
2 minute walk to ”stop the central market before” go-go Tsurumachi chome Osaka city bus before Nodahanshi

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The best Taiwanese breakfast. All this for less than US$2.00…warm soy milk, turnip cake, and rice roll.

The best Taiwanese breakfast. All this for less than US$2.00…warm soy milk, turnip cake, and rice roll.

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HK style breakfast: Beef Satay with Instant Noodle and HK style coffee. (at Cha Chan Tang 茶餐廳)

HK style breakfast: Beef Satay with Instant Noodle and HK style coffee. (at Cha Chan Tang 茶餐廳)

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spicy garlic mozzarella muffins (Taken with Instagram)

spicy garlic mozzarella muffins (Taken with Instagram)

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Starting the morning with a flourless chocolate cake and a super strong cappucino…Happy Friday! (Taken with Instagram)

Starting the morning with a flourless chocolate cake and a super strong cappucino…Happy Friday! (Taken with Instagram)

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Homemade Corned Beef Hash
Making good use of leftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef. Add a gooey fried egg and you got yourself an awesome meal. Taste better than the stuff from the can. Recipe is here. 

Homemade Corned Beef Hash

Making good use of leftover St. Patrick’s Day corned beef. Add a gooey fried egg and you got yourself an awesome meal. Taste better than the stuff from the can. Recipe is here

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I made and ate another “Whatever I had in my Fridge” Brunch this Sunday:
2 Fried Eggs
2 Slices of Low Sodium Spam
Roasted Red Pepper
Half an Avocado with Lemon and Sprinkle of Cumin
Wedges of Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Mug of Ipoh White Coffee

I made and ate another Whatever I had in my Fridge Brunch this Sunday:

  • 2 Fried Eggs
  • 2 Slices of Low Sodium Spam
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Half an Avocado with Lemon and Sprinkle of Cumin
  • Wedges of Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese
  • Mug of Ipoh White Coffee

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Today I made and ate a “Whatever I had in the Fridge" brunch which included scrambled eggs, bruschetta, sausage links, roasted red peppers, and cucumber kimchi! Tasty!
I put the baby bananas in the photo for decoration. =)

Today I made and ate a “Whatever I had in the Fridge" brunch which included scrambled eggs, bruschetta, sausage links, roasted red peppers, and cucumber kimchi! Tasty!

I put the baby bananas in the photo for decoration. =)

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Chinese Breakfast: congee, rice crepes, wontons, and fried sweet dough!

Chinese Breakfast: congee, rice crepes, wontons, and fried sweet dough!

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Weekend Brunch
Homemade Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes
Sausage Links
Half Avocado sprinkled with Ground Cumin, Garlic Salt, and Lemon

Weekend Brunch

  1. Homemade Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes
  2. Sausage Links
  3. Half Avocado sprinkled with Ground Cumin, Garlic Salt, and Lemon

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Korean Style Rolled Egg Omelet…yum! 

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Relaxing at home on Sunday with some homemade brunch and a glass of lemonade. YUM!
Hamburger Scrambled Eggs 
Banana Walnut Pancakes
Bacon 
Arugula Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Relaxing at home on Sunday with some homemade brunch and a glass of lemonade. YUM!

  • Hamburger Scrambled Eggs 
  • Banana Walnut Pancakes
  • Bacon 
  • Arugula Salad with Grape Tomatoes and Cucumbers

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    Buttermilk Banana Pancakes recipe courtesy of Foodess.com.  
It’s my first time making pancakes from scratch and they were very easy to make.  Of course, a good non-stick pan also helps.  An important tip from Foodess is to not over mix and to use very low heat.  Next time, I would chop up the bananas into smaller pieces so that you can have banana in every bite.
I should host my own brunch party next…who’s in?

    Buttermilk Banana Pancakes recipe courtesy of Foodess.com.  

    It’s my first time making pancakes from scratch and they were very easy to make. Of course, a good non-stick pan also helps. An important tip from Foodess is to not over mix and to use very low heat. Next time, I would chop up the bananas into smaller pieces so that you can have banana in every bite.

    I should host my own brunch party next…who’s in?