I’m feeling particularly generous today. How about another giveaway?
Leave a comment by next Wed., June 9, anywhere on this blog, and I’ll mail the winner a big package of Hi-Chews. (They’re only the best candy ever.)
[EDIT] The winner was Paul! These yummies are coming your way soon!
There’s a restaurant hidden away in the Neihu Technological Park. It started out as a wholesale seafood company selling their goodies at a pop-up place next door complete with picnic tables and patio furniture. Now, they’ve remodeled, and it’s a full-fledged amazing seafood/sashimi restaurant with lines out the door and reservations that need to be booked a month ahead.
Anyways, let’s get to the good stuff.
(Psst.. this plate is only $400NT ($12.50USD).)
This the sea-urchin-over-rice of which we so fondly refer. Look at all that roe!
However, if you don’t do the raw stuff, there are other things you can get.
This is some really tender pork.
You wouldn’t think the chin of a fish would be appetizing, but try this salmon’s and you might be happily surprised.
After all the ordering, this was our table:
Jiu Zong Rd. Sect. 2 Lane 121 No. 34
P.S. The menu is in Chinese. Bring someone who can read Chinese.
The family has gone back to the states. It was a hectic two weeks crammed with visits and meals with friends and relatives that my parents haven’t seen in at least ten years. I took three days off work the second week so I could spend some quality time with them.
We traveled to Ilan, where my mom is from, and saw the beach and sand castles.
We stayed at the Shangri La Leisure Farm Hotel, which was located on top of a mountain, so it had an amazing view with trails throughout the orchards filled with fun surprises like swings and drums on a cliff.
At night, the hotel provided sky lanterns that we could write messages on and send off into the sky.
Back in Taipei, we also did the obligatory trip up Taipei 101, but this time, I got to go out on the 91st floor outdoor observatory. It was always closed all those other times. But there really isn’t much of a view. You mostly see big bars.
All in all, it was a good time. I don’t know when I’ll get to see my parents and brother again. Hopefully, by the end of this year!