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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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Smorgasburg good eats!

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My company celebrate our 2012 Holiday Lunch & Secret Santa that The Dutch located on 131 Sullivan Street in Soho, NYC. Our office manager took photo’s of everyone’s plate. I had the hot fried chicken with honey buttered biscuits. Boy, those biscuits were flakey and moist with just a hint of sticky sweetness. They were so good I wanted to order a dozen to go. The chicken had a nice crunch, but some pieces were a little bit dry. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a great time. 

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Office Potluck and Popeye’s

Office Potluck and Popeye’s

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Intro to Filipino Food at Max’s of Manila
Ever heard of banana ketchup? Neither have I until this past Monday. It taste exactly like regular ketchup but slightly sweeter. It went well with Max’s famous fried chicken. 
Did you know eating sour foods can increase your appetite and digestion? Order the Hipon Sinigang (Tamarind sour soup with Shrimp) to eat along with your other entrees. The soup will help cut out the fattiness from the other dishes. It is quite sour, but it has a nice flavor that makes you spooning for more.
Pancit Sotanghon (Stir fried Mung bean noodles) taste just like Cantonese vermicelli noodles.
Finally, if you’re not afraid of chewy bits, order the Pork Sisig- a flavorful mix of diced broiled pork ears and snout served on a sizzling plate. Mmm, spoon this over garlic rice! 
Max’s of Manila, 687 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

Intro to Filipino Food at Max’s of Manila

Ever heard of banana ketchup? Neither have I until this past Monday. It taste exactly like regular ketchup but slightly sweeter. It went well with Max’s famous fried chicken. 

Did you know eating sour foods can increase your appetite and digestion? Order the Hipon Sinigang (Tamarind sour soup with Shrimp) to eat along with your other entrees. The soup will help cut out the fattiness from the other dishes. It is quite sour, but it has a nice flavor that makes you spooning for more.

Pancit Sotanghon (Stir fried Mung bean noodles) taste just like Cantonese vermicelli noodles.

Finally, if you’re not afraid of chewy bits, order the Pork Sisig- a flavorful mix of diced broiled pork ears and snout served on a sizzling plate. Mmm, spoon this over garlic rice! 

Max’s of Manila, 687 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

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Smorgasburg- A Brooklyn Flea Food Market

The Brooklyn Flea Market moved all their food vendors into one central location at the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Smorgasburg features over 100 food vendors opened every Saturday from 11AM to 6PM.

I’ve visited on two separate occasions in the past month; both on very hot days. The heat and humidity contributed to my loss of appetite and I wasn’t in the mood to try  as many food vendors as intended. 

Out of all the vendors that I did try, the fried anchovies from Bon Chovie was the most memorable. You can choose to order your anchovies with the heads/tails on (Jersey Style) or with the heads off (the Original Bon Chovie). The fresh anchovies are lightly breaded in bread crumbs, deep fried, and finished with a sprinkle of sea salt. They are served with a homemade smoked paprika mayo. Fresh anchovies are not at all fishy as some may believe. I’ve even convinced some skeptical friends to fall in love with them. 

I also tried Buttermilk Channel’s fried chicken with cheddar waffle. The chicken was cooked perfectly as the skin was super crispy and meat was succulent and juicy. 

Because of the heat, we wanted nothing else but something super cold. People’s Pops was one of the most popular stands that day. I had the blueberry peach popsicle which had chunks of pureed blueberries. It was so refreshing, but you had to eat it very quickly as it was melting in the heat. The Vietnamese iced coffee was also delicious.

On my second trip, I lined up to try Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque. They had the longest line out of the whole Smorgasburg. After one bite of the brisket slider, I finally understood why. The brisket was so tender and smokey and juicy. I loved how they finished it with a dash of sea salt to bring out the flavor. It was really really good! 

I would love to visit Smorgasburg again, but I’ll wait until the weather isn’t so HOT!

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I had Korean fried chicken for dinner last night at Bon Chon Chicken.  The four of us devoured 5 orders of wings (10 pieces/order) along with 2 bowls of rice, kimchi coleslaw, picked radishes, an order of french fries, and a Korean scallion pancake for an appetizer.  Korean fried chicken is so crispy and good.  It comes in two flavors: garlic soy and spicy garlic soy.  They are slightly glazed, and not too saucy, which keeps the crunchiness of the wings. I don’t think I’ll be eating fried chicken anytime soon.  I’m pretty sure I filled my quota for the next 3 months. At Bon Chon, the place turns into a sit down restaurant with waiter service after 5pm. I must say that I wasn’t expecting the place to be so nice and fancy for a “fast food” fried chicken place. 
Bon Chon Chicken, 207 W. 38th Street (btw 7th & 8th Ave.)- Midtown West…also multiple locations.

I had Korean fried chicken for dinner last night at Bon Chon Chicken.  The four of us devoured 5 orders of wings (10 pieces/order) along with 2 bowls of rice, kimchi coleslaw, picked radishes, an order of french fries, and a Korean scallion pancake for an appetizer.  Korean fried chicken is so crispy and good.  It comes in two flavors: garlic soy and spicy garlic soy.  They are slightly glazed, and not too saucy, which keeps the crunchiness of the wings. I don’t think I’ll be eating fried chicken anytime soon.  I’m pretty sure I filled my quota for the next 3 months. At Bon Chon, the place turns into a sit down restaurant with waiter service after 5pm. I must say that I wasn’t expecting the place to be so nice and fancy for a “fast food” fried chicken place. 

Bon Chon Chicken, 207 W. 38th Street (btw 7th & 8th Ave.)- Midtown West…also multiple locations.

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Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food is the name of the restaurant, but I got the fried chicken leg over rice instead (pictured above). 
Yes, the pickled veggie & five spiced pork sauce is tasty, but it’s also a bit too salty. It’s a meal only to have once in a while and great if you’re looking for cheap eats; with an egg it cost me $4.95. 
The restaurant is pretty much a hole-in-the wall and has very limited seating. I suggest getting it to go.
Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food, 190 Hester Street; Chinatown

Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food is the name of the restaurant, but I got the fried chicken leg over rice instead (pictured above). 

Yes, the pickled veggie & five spiced pork sauce is tasty, but it’s also a bit too salty. It’s a meal only to have once in a while and great if you’re looking for cheap eats; with an egg it cost me $4.95. 

The restaurant is pretty much a hole-in-the wall and has very limited seating. I suggest getting it to go.

Wah Mei Pork Chop Fast Food, 190 Hester Street; Chinatown

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Please recommend eating with emak on Tumblr’s Food Directory today.  Thank you so much for the support! http://www.tumblr.com/directory/recommend/food/emak84

This past Saturday, in addition to doughnuts, a group of us walked over the Williamsburg Bridge to go dine at the wonderful Pies ‘N’ Thighs. 

Pies ‘N’ Thighs has been on my “to eat list” for a few months now. The infinite number of positive reviews made me anticipate going there even more.  When we got there, the line was out the door and the wait was 40 minutes! We waited patiently, and in the end we were rewarded with a great meal.  The fried chicken was perfect…moist, juicy, and crunchy.  Then there was the biscuit w/ gravy which was so rich and flavorful. And of course we had to try their pies.  By the time the third pie came out, everyone was already in a food coma. This place is good.  I’m definitely coming back.  Thank you Matt for your wonderful photos!

Pies ‘N’ Thighs, 166 S. 4th Street (@ Driggs) Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

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Taiwanese Food from a Truck…Oh So GOOD!
The NYC Cravings truck is one of my favorite food trucks in NYC.  Why? Because the food is great, the portions are huge, and the price is reasonable.  NYC Cravings offers a menu of Taiwanese cuisine. I usually order their Taiwanese fried chicken over rice with pork sauce. For $7 you get two fried chicken legs and pork sauce over rice. Oh my, that pork sauce is to die for!  The sauce is made with chopped preserved mustard greens with ground pork and maybe with a little bit of Chinese five spice powder. I can eat five bowls of rice with this pork sauce alone…it is that good! However, you should not eat this everyday as its major downside is that it is super greasy and salty.
P.S. Try to get there fairly early because the lines can get pretty long! They usually open for lunch around 11:30AM.
Follow nyccravings on Twitter for their weekly locations or visit their website at www.nyccravings.com. 

Taiwanese Food from a Truck…Oh So GOOD!

The NYC Cravings truck is one of my favorite food trucks in NYC.  Why? Because the food is great, the portions are huge, and the price is reasonable.  NYC Cravings offers a menu of Taiwanese cuisine. I usually order their Taiwanese fried chicken over rice with pork sauce. For $7 you get two fried chicken legs and pork sauce over rice. Oh my, that pork sauce is to die for!  The sauce is made with chopped preserved mustard greens with ground pork and maybe with a little bit of Chinese five spice powder. I can eat five bowls of rice with this pork sauce alone…it is that good! However, you should not eat this everyday as its major downside is that it is super greasy and salty.

P.S. Try to get there fairly early because the lines can get pretty long! They usually open for lunch around 11:30AM.

Follow nyccravings on Twitter for their weekly locations or visit their website at www.nyccravings.com