The Best of Taipei Jan 2006 - Ni How !
Oyster Mee Sua
In set - YAN SU JI - Fried Chicken marinated in pepper & salt. Once you start munching.. You can't Stop ! I'm sure they have sprinkled "special ingredients" other than pepper n salt to make it THAT tasty.
Ni How ! ladies and gentlemen ^_^, I agree that the previous post was RUBBISH !! No need to post better hor?
The answer to why there are lack of updates is due to various reasons:
1. The MakanKings are too occupied with scouting and eating nice nice food around asia they've forgotten the existence of this blog.
2. Even if they've remembered this blog, they are too lazy to move their fingers after all those yummy courses as they have to preserve their manpower to digest the food ma..
3. They've been travelling around this few months and all those year end celebrations - cny spring cleaning + christmas celebrations + annual dinners kept them busy as a bee .
The MakanKings have decided to venture out their eating expedition abit bringing the best of asia to this blog and this time around, we went to Taipei. Brace yourselves this is a Long ass post.
Taipei Night Market (A MUST GO) for sampling local delicacies & snacks
Taipei is famous for their night markets and it's often crowded with locals and tourists(mostly asians), the two Major Mum Mum Night Markets are : RAO HER JIE YE SHI (FOOD) & SHI LING YE SHI (GOOD PLACE TO SHOP). It's best that you learn abit of mandarin before going to taipei as they can't really speak english and communication may pose a problem with non-mandarin speakers, u know la aunty & uncle ma.
1.Rao Her Night Market
The Entrance to the night market
Shao Ping - Fish Pancakes Ketchup Queen's personal favourite. The best flavours are creamery butter which tasted more like custard + the original red bean flavour.
Takopachi another dish sold by the pancake shop (traditionally also sold in japanese Shao Ping shop, in taiwan everything is inspired by the Japanese the deco the food and even the way they talk most taiwanese speaks japanese fluently. Even the ah kongs and ah mas.
Freshly baked cheese breadsticks
The Muar Chee Stall - they look like sea cucumbers to me
Then we have the chestnut stall
XXL Barbeque Chicken
We had to wait for this Roast Pepper Pork Bun (in line for 20 mins), the queue was horrifying lucky we were there early. What's inside? Pork marinated in various herbs and spices then baked inside a tandori styled oven and Ding ! Pao is ready.
It looks scary upfront, the taiwanese love to eat mini crabs fried boiled whatever.
Another snap shot of the workers making the Pepper Bun
Cheh Gyoza only ma what's the big deal? The big deal is it's the best gyoza i've ever tasted ! Piping hot + bite size + meat inside damn soft + and thickness of the skin hardly can taste it. Gyoza m&m style = it melts in your mouth. :D
I can't help but to take this pic it's so cute Hand Made Cartoon Lollies
Suan Mei Tang + Winter Melon Soup
Translation of the red & yellow sign board - Third Mom's Smelly Smelly Hotpot = they dip the hot pot ingredients inside the Chao Tao Fu Soup
The don't use round tables in taiwan, they practice the japanese road side dining style which is you eat right infront of the stalls. The only thing is the stalls in taipei is not as canggih as the japanese ramen stalls.
Famous Taiwanese Sausage - this one is filled with mayo + spring onions
Forget hamsters and rats (sorry, mice or whatever they call it) when you can have Sea slugs as pets
Monkichi : )
Chao Tao Fu Uncle - The SMELL - omg - it's like smelling 100 days old puke + poo poo mixed together. But everybody loves it over there.
While the brave eat their Smelly Tofu we ate Fried Prawn Pancake YuM ! We didnt order the oyster one cause its already available in MY.
Happy Snacking Everybody !
- Ketchup Queen -
PS to the makankings: Posting Pics using Blogger Dot Com Suck.