Monday, October 29, 2012

Taiwan 2012: Taipei Night Markets

I know this is super late, but here are more photos of the Taiwan trip in April this year. In this post, it's all about night markets in Taipei. We visited three night markets, but when we visited 師大路夜市 (Shida Night Market), it was raining heavily, so no photos - anyway, there wasn't much to eat there anyway (imo)!

My favourite night market in Taipei has got to be hands down Raohe St Night Market (it is situated near a wholesale shopping area Wufenpu). In fact, we made two seperate trips to visit the market cos there was just so much yummy good food. You might think how do two girls have so much stomach space for all the food below, no worries, it was not done at one go. The food consumed was the sum of our two trips - I just consolidated it all together. It was my second trip to Taiwan, so I mostly went for foods that I didn't try before, so I skipped dishes like 胡椒餅 (pepper meat bun) or 臭豆腐 (stinky tofu).

饒河街觀光夜市 Raohe St Night Market

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vanilla Bar & Cafe

Met the girlfriends at a quiet spot in the CBD on a weeknight for dniner. The place was full, but we could still get seats for four quite easily.

 Vanilla Bar & Cafe

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Papa Palheta

Say 안녕 to Papa Palheta.

 Papa Palheta

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stuffed french toast with bananas and maple whipped cream

I've always wanted to make stuffed french toast. As you know, I'm a breakfast kinda person, so I love having all kinds of breakfast foods such as waffles, pancakes, french toast, big breakfast, scrambled eggs, granola yogurt, cereal with berries and milk. Yeps, I practically like every other breakfast option.

So, I told my Sis that I'll be making french toast. And since I know she's not really a fan of french toast, but she loves peanut butter, I decided to make PBB stuffed french toast. And that reads peanut butter banana (in case you were wondering...).

While I don't mind peanut butter (only the crunchy kind please!), I'm actually more of a Nutella girl myself. Thus, I decided to make both PBB, and NB (yeps, nutella banana!) for breakfast.
 

Stuffed french toast with bananas and maple whipped cream

Monday, October 15, 2012

Yeonkeun Jorim (연근조림)

I'm still making my bento lunches religiously at least once a week. It's been almost half a year now or so. And I realise that most of my bento lunches consist of Japanese/Korean styled side sides. I guess I really love the two cuisines alot...

Here's a new side dish that I've picked up recently. I like eating lotus root, and see it quite often in Japanese bento lunches on Instagram. So one day, I decided to google for a recipe. It really was quite easy to make, and I've already made it again yesterday for this week's bento lunches.

Yeonkeun Jorim (연근조림)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New York Styled Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

I made a cheesecake a while back. I had plans to surprise a girlfriend with desserts, and I knew that she likes cheesecake. It's been a while since I last made a cheesecake, and I don't normally make them since the family don't really take to cheesecake well.

I decided on a classic New York styled cheesecake, and since cherries were in season back then, I found a recipe for a cherry topping to top the rich concoction.
New York Styled Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Spruce at Fire Station

I had been waiting for the place to open for ages since it is so near my place. It was originally supposed to have opened in May, but the opening was delayed for a few months before it finally opened. I was meeting my girl pals for brunch one weekend and immediately suggested the place (probably also because it was like within walking distance to my place...).

Spruce at Fire Station

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Purple Sweet Potato Roll Cake (紅芋ロールケーキ)

I had plenty of purple sweet potato cream leftover as I had made a double batch. I didn't want to use it as a filling of some sort as I had painstickingly took the trouble to strain it. I wanted showcase it, but I didn't want to make another batch of mont blancs. While googling, I found this image and I was inspired to replicate it. I have not much experience making roll cakes, so I decided to try out this recipe that looks pretty good.

Purple Sweet Potato Roll Cake (紅芋ロールケーキ)