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Taipei Trip Continue…

I just realized I never finish writing about my Taipei trip when I was there in January. Continuing where I left off…

Day 2 in Taipei

We woke up after our first night and went to search for breakfast near our apartment. We decided to eat at a small but busy little shop across the street. Soy milk is a popular breakfast drink. Get it warm and sweetened.image

I wanted to eat something warm and picked their black pepper noodle with chicken cutlet. Lots of MSG and black pepper. Nothing special.image

Lydia ate a more traditional Taiwanese breakfast “shao bing” which is pan fried dough. You can add egg and meat. imageJen got a chicken burger sandwich with egg.image

The rest of our day consisted of meeting and eating Lydia’s family. It’s great to have her family take us around town, and I got to experience Taipei like a local.

For example, I would have never found this tiny lunch spot that served healthy home cooked set lunches if we didn’t meet up with the Aunties. What I wanted more than anything was to eat some veggies. Each set came with your choice of fish, purple rice, cooked veggies, and soup. It was a one man operation so food came out slow, but this was exactly what I needed. image

Since it was just a few weeks before Chinese New Year, we all went to visit a special new year themed market. imageMaybe because it was the weekend, it was super crowded. There were vendors selling all sorts of Chinese New Year goodies like peanuts and candies. Of course there’s also your typical street food like fried stinky tofu!image

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We walked and shopped and walked some more. At one point we stopped for some red bean cakes. You can also get these filled with cream as well.image

For dinner, we decided to try this noodle restaurant near our apartment. I tried the beef noodle soup. It was delicious. I can’t remember the name of the place. image

Thank you Lydia for sharing some of your photos. And thanks to your family for showing us around town!

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Happy New Year! Eat lots!! #CNY

Happy New Year! Eat lots!! #CNY

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My company celebrated Chinese New Year with a take out lunch from two spots in Chinatown, NYC. I was put in charge or picking restaurants and ordering food. I wanted to try something different this year instead of the same old fried rice and lo mein noodles so I picked out a Malaysian and Shanghainese cuisine as a lot of people have never tried these foods before. At New Malaysian Restaurant we ordered satay beef and chicken skewers, Roti Canai (Indian Bread with Curry), coconut fried rice, fried peal noodles, Indian Mee Goreng, Hainanese chicken, and Belecan Beef with Asparagus stir fry. At 456 Shanghai Restaurant we ordered xiao long baos or soup dumplings, eggplant in garlic sauce, wined chicken, braised bamboo shoots, garlic marinated seaweed, scallion pancakes, and fried fish. We ate in our showroom while talking about different Chinese new year traditions. We all requested a nap after lunch. I didn’t even eat dinner that night when I got home. There was a lot of food and we have a lot left over.
Happy Chinese New Year! 
New Malaysia Restaurant, 48 Bowery (between Bayard St & Canal St) , Chinatown
456 Shanghai Cuisine, 69 Mott St (between Canal St & Bayard St) , Chinatown

My company celebrated Chinese New Year with a take out lunch from two spots in Chinatown, NYC. I was put in charge or picking restaurants and ordering food. I wanted to try something different this year instead of the same old fried rice and lo mein noodles so I picked out a Malaysian and Shanghainese cuisine as a lot of people have never tried these foods before. At New Malaysian Restaurant we ordered satay beef and chicken skewers, Roti Canai (Indian Bread with Curry), coconut fried rice, fried peal noodles, Indian Mee Goreng, Hainanese chicken, and Belecan Beef with Asparagus stir fry. At 456 Shanghai Restaurant we ordered xiao long baos or soup dumplings, eggplant in garlic sauce, wined chicken, braised bamboo shoots, garlic marinated seaweed, scallion pancakes, and fried fish. We ate in our showroom while talking about different Chinese new year traditions. We all requested a nap after lunch. I didn’t even eat dinner that night when I got home. There was a lot of food and we have a lot left over.

Happy Chinese New Year! 

New Malaysia Restaurant48 Bowery (between Bayard St & Canal St) , Chinatown

456 Shanghai Cuisine69 Mott St (between Canal St & Bayard St) , Chinatown

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My company’s Chinese New Year lunch event!
We ordered takeout from Amazing 66 Restaurant in Chinatown. We had fried rice, lo mein noodles, Peking duck, pork chops, fried soft shell crab, walnut shrimp, veggies and tofu, and short ribs with pumpkin. So much food. So full. Major food coma for all.
Happy New Year to everyone!

My company’s Chinese New Year lunch event!

We ordered takeout from Amazing 66 Restaurant in Chinatown. We had fried rice, lo mein noodles, Peking duck, pork chops, fried soft shell crab, walnut shrimp, veggies and tofu, and short ribs with pumpkin. So much food. So full. Major food coma for all.

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Happy Lunar New Year!
It is tradition that on new year’s eve, the family reunites to eat dinner.  My mom goes all out and makes a grand feast of 9 dishes (soup, chicken, fish, shrimp, veggies, noodles, etc…) when there is only the 4 of us. She cooks most of the dishes while my dad helps out as sous chef. Everything is so good…major food coma!
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!  

Happy Lunar New Year!

It is tradition that on new year’s eve, the family reunites to eat dinner.  My mom goes all out and makes a grand feast of 9 dishes (soup, chicken, fish, shrimp, veggies, noodles, etc…) when there is only the 4 of us. She cooks most of the dishes while my dad helps out as sous chef. Everything is so good…major food coma!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!