Saturday, 27 November 2010

Missing In Action Again

For the past 2 months, I had been traveling quite a bit, first to Ireland, then to the far east and recently I just got back from the States. Traveling bit was fun but I must say that my natural body clock all gone haywire due to different time zones. After catching up the much needed sleep or sleeps here I am. To my readers out there, apology for the rather "silenzio" moment in my blog for the last 1 month or so.

It was rather a good opportunity to return to US before my visa runs out. I was attending a conference in Dallas for a week. We didn't get to see Dallas very much as the conference programs were rather compacted from early morning to evening. Only on one evening, we went out to Galleria Dallas for shopping. Most of Christmas lighting is up. Apart of that we don't get to experience any cultural event. From food point of view, there are no lack of choices of good to very good restaurants along Belt Line Road close to where our hotel is. We even won over by an authentic Japanese Sushi Bar, known as Mr. Sushi, we went back twice to dine there, so oishi!

After Dallas trip, we flew to San Francisco, stay tuned for more exciting stories of San Francisco..........

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

To Far East and back again

I was away for 2 weeks in the Far East, wished I was scuba diving or scaling peaks in Asia. But this trip has brought me to Taiwan on a business trip. I've been to Taiwan several times and one can't resist the temptation of over indulging in "varieties of good food". Taiwan is well known for it's delicious street food, spicy hot pot which is uniquely Taiwanese, modern Japanese cuisines, in short so much choices that you are likely to overeat ( ahem! time for strict diet after returning to UK :-) )

I'm still experiencing jet lag and potentially down with cold at the moment, therefore this is going to be a short post I promise. Hope you enjoy some lovely food pictures.

This Japanese restaurant-Shinbashi earned it's reputation to create modern fusion Japanese food.One of the recommended dish is deep fried soft shell crab in golden pumkin sauce-absolutely delicious. Their sashimi plate tasted so fresh. If you're fan of good Japanese food and happen to be in Hsinchu, check this restaurant out.

I went to another city, Chung Li to visit some friends. They brought me to try out the authentic Taiwanese Spicy hot pot. If you're fan of spicy food (I mean seriously SPICY), you'll love it. One of the special item in hot pot is the congealed duck blood cubes. It tasted alright, with tofu like textures. The trick to tone down the spiciness is to dip your items in bowl of white vinegar.

This restaurant we discovered accidentally in Hsinchu which served good quality Shanghainese cuisines. The Xiaolongbao here tasted very good. Good Dongbo pork (however a bit disappointed with their bun to wrap the pork).