Posts Tagged ‘shrimp’

Taipei and I have history.

It is a city that is a food lover’s dream, with so many different and unique flavors, and a lovely attitude towards all things delicious. However, the last time I was visiting Ilha Formosa, I had an unfortunate case of bronchitis. After a visit to a Taiwanese doctor, I was promptly restricted from eating anything spicy, oily, fried or cold. In other words, everything to be found at a street market was off the menu for me. Being ill is probably the only time when I am not hungry, and while I saw a lot of what Taipei has to offer culturally and historically, my experience with Taipei’s food culture was limited to some steamed dumplings and rice porridge that I could barely taste due to my stuffed nose.

 I was so happy to be able to spent some time over New Year’s to finally explore and eat to my heart’s content. I should be a bit embarrassed to admit how many things we ate in Taipei, but you won’t find a shred of regret! I was lucky to go with two friends who love food just as much as I do, and didn’t think I was crazy at all for wanting to try a different night market every night, or take a train out of Taipei just to eat dinner.



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Zha Liang is wide rice noodles wrapped around yeo tiao (fried bread) stuffed with shrimp, then topped with hoisin sauce and sesame seeds. It is at once chewy and crispy, with bits of green onion adding to the light flavor.

Maxim’s @ Hong Kong

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I love shrimp, and I love avocados. So it was love at first bite from this great sandwich.
Grilled shrimp, fresh sliced avocados, lettuce and a little tartar sauce on toasted bread, served with potato fries.

Sunburst Cafe @ Isawa, Yamanashi, Japan

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Kid’s lunch set at the Yucatan Grill: (clockwise from top) french fries, fruit cobbler, hamburg patty , tomato rice, and popcorn shrimp.

DisneySea@ Chiba, Japan

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kyuushoky shrimp

This month’s お楽しみ給食, fun school lunch !
From the left,
Corn Cream Soup: A cream stew with sweet corn, onions and bacon.
Potato and cucumber salad: mashed potatoes, sliced cucumbers with mayonnaise.
Ebi Fry: shrimp rolled in panko, and deep fried.
Butter croissant roll.

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bibimbap kyuushoku

Friday’s lunch, my favorite, bibimbap!

Clockwise from the top:

bibimbap: sadly without kochujang to spice it up, but still delicious. lightly pickled bean sprouts, carrots and greens, marinated stir fried pork, and julienned egg crepe on steamed rice.

commercially made Japanese style shrimp shumai ( 賣)
Japanese shumai contain a starchy shrimp paste filling, versus a shrimp and meat filling that is more common in Chinese style shumai.

Wakame soup with enoki and shiitake mushrooms.

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