Monday, November 30, 2009

Dessert at Haagen Daz

No dinner would be complete without dessert!!(Geez, we've been eating so much these few days, its time for the gym tomorrow)

Anyway, our first choice was to go to Cold Stone for ice cream but for some reason that place was so packed that we had to settle for Haagen Daz. Our consolation prize - a tiny view of the Miramar Ferris wheel on the 5th floor (I think)

At Haagen Daz, we almost always go for Summer Berries which is a 6-scoop ice cream galore on biscuit and tiny slices of strawberries! (picture below). The store had a limited selection of ice cream flavors so we had to order 2 scoops of Rum & Raisin. Not that we were complaining since it is, in my opinion, one of the better flavours from Haagen Daz.

As we were tucking in, we had a funny "arguement" on who was going to eat the whip cream on the biscuit (no one wanted it!!). It was so funny, I wish I could have recorded it down. Ahhh, I love desserts at Haagen Daz, it always makes me happy.

Summer Berries at NTD 350

First cup of coffee for the day at 7.30pm

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Movie Week & Korean BBQ for dinner

Having not watched a movie for almost a month, this week is supposed to be movie week for me.

This week, I've watched 2012, Ninja Assassin and Christmas Carol (in 3d). My conclusion is: All 3 good movies, by my standards.

2012 was quite a long movie which was "over in a flash". I've read about the different views regarding the Mayan calender and therefore the movie was particularly engaging for me. It was at parts emotional and I dare say that I heard more than a few people sniffing throughout the movie.....I admit that I'm a tad bit cold blooded as I did not shed a tear. Hehe!

Next up: Ninja Assassin. A movie I would probably not pay money to watch. :-P Except for the fact that I admit that I've been sorely mistaken for it was a good movie and therefore Kudos to Rain who seem to have perfected his English over night. I would say he is not an entirely good looking bloke but he has got a perfect body to make up for it. Droooool!!!

Last but not least: Christmas carol in 3D. I really enjoyed it particularly the dialogue between Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present (Does anybody think that the Ghost of Christmas Past - which looks alot like what I think Santa Claus would look like - laughed too much?) Anyway, I had my 6 year old cousin tell me that the moral of the story is not to be grouchy and that she thought the movie was quite scary. I can totally understand why - for some reason there were certain parts of the movie that made me feel like jumping out of my seat and it didn't help that the movie was in 3D and it felt like the spirits could touch me via my supersonic 3D glasses....Keke.

Okay, enough about my for some pictures! And yes, I'm going to bombard your senses with MORE food pictures. I have NO IDEA why I keep posting food pictures nowadays. Its like I'm most inclined to whip out my handy Iphone to snap a couple of pictures just as I'm waiting for my food to be served.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the Korean BBQ we had this evening at B1 of Miramar, Taipei.

The set dinner for 2 persons cost only about TWD 580 and I must say that we found the quality of food very satisfying. Definitely would recommend it if you ever have craving for Korean BBQ in Taipei.

Charcoal grill surronded by korean appetizers

Korean Steamboat (next to Charcoal grill)

Comes with Bim Bim Bak for 2! I love burnt rice...

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Xi Men Ting on a Saturday night

Went to Xi men ting - a popular place in Taipei frequented by the young, hip and happening (and also the not so happening..hehe). Anyway, I digress because I want to say that is was totally ROCKING!! Erm...Very the boomz!! Haha. :-)

Taken from train entrance

Another view (check out the crowd)

Famous Ah Zong Mian Xian


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Outback Steakhouse Taipei

Everywhere around Taipei is the Christmas Spirit. From human size snow globes to all kinds of different and creative Christmas trees. It's hard not to feel joyful. Yes, yes, I know that it's all marketing gimmicks meant to make the "suckers" part with their hard earned cash, but hell, I say let's have Christmas instead of none. I know the year would not feel the same for me without these "marketing" gimmicks so REJOICE while it lasts.....

Okay, let's share some pictures taken during dinner last night at Taipei's Outback restaurant

Outside Outback Steakhouse

Appetizer - Calamari

Outback Fillet Steak (they all look the same, so here it is!)

Piping Hot Apple Cider!

Creme Brulee

Outback is having a promotion now and I suspect that the steaks on promotion are smaller than the regular priced ones - which is fine by me cause I can hardly finish the regular sized ones.

Last but not least, as I've always had a fascination for a cup of piping hot apple cider (maybe due to all those dragonlance books that I used to read) so I was pleasantly surprised to see it on the menu and I must say that it was FANTASTIC!!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brunch at Diners

Had brunch at Diners (Dunhua South Road. No. 6 on Lane 103) and I'm telling you that the place was packed!!! Despite having made reservations, we had to stand outside in the cold for about 15 minutes and, when we were finally seated, was kindly asked to limit our meal time to 90 minutes.

Service was rather good though and the food was great. We were starving by the time we got our breakfast so pictures (below) taken somewhat 20 secs after the food was delivered showed obvious signs of tampering/poking around. I count my lucky stars that I wasn't shred to pieces by D & bf who good-naturedly put down their forks and *gulp* knifes to let me take some pictures before doing serious damages to our pancakes and toast.

The price for the meal was quite all right for the size and the quality (organic eggs!) so I guess I would definitely visit Diners again soon!! Yummy!

Breakfast Set with Toast

Pancake breakfast set (original)

Pancake breakfast set with banana and chocolate syrup

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Flash Mob in Raffles Place.

Never knew Singaporeans can be so cool!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

A great 2 week vacation...I love UK!!

I'm suppose to be studying right now. But I am not. I'm taking a break. (hehe...a long break it seems.) I could go downstairs and practice my guitar or watch Gossip Girl but I chose to come online to brag about my wonderful UK trip that I took in early October.

Okay, outdated news I know. I'm always over 2 weeks too slow but HECK..better late than never...(damn...where have I heard this phrase before...Oh yah...marcusson's wedding. *shudder)

Anyway, I spent my great 3-0 birthday in London. I'm telling you that I totally love that city...I love that country and had such a great time there. I would totally want to work or live there. I LOVE UNITED KINGDOM!!! okok...there there...calm down.

Here is Part One of Two synopsis of my trip (useful if you were also considering to make a trip to UK. I mean everybody is going UK nowadays isn't it?) and I probably would follow up by sharing photos...if I ever get around to it.

Day 1: Friday (Oct 2nd)
1) Took Emirates from Singapore, transit at Dubai then straight to London Heathrow. (What's cool: First time I took Emirates and first time on A380. Beam!)
2) Went to Four Season's famous Duck Rice at Bayswater
3) Went for the Ghost Walk with Richard and lost my Oyster Card!! (stupid)
Day 2: Saturday (Oct 3rd)
1) Joined Golden Tours to Stonehenge, Salisbury (saw the Magna Carta), Bath
2) Had great English chicken stew and apple pie in English pub
Day 3: Sunday (Oct 4th)
1) Went to Covent Garden Flea market and did some shopping (bought 2 hats and cool leather boots)
2) Walked to Leicester Square (pronounced Lester) and bought tickets to Lion King
3) Met friends at restaurant at Trafalgar Square (Malaysian food!!)
4) Did a short tour in National Gallery and then....
5) LION KING musical!! (MUST WATCH!)
Day 4: Monday (Oct 5th)
1) Went to Picadilly Squre to get our London pass and had breakfast at a small cafe (yummy steak with guiness stew...)
2) Took the train to Hampton Court and spent the day there
3) Headed back to London and walked along Thames with great view of London Eye, Parliament House, Big Ben
4) Spent our credits at Namco
5) Dinner at Bayswater Golden Mine (if that is the name)
Day 5: Tuesday (Oct 6th)
1) Breakfast at hotel then spent morning at Tower of London
2) Walked over to Tower Bridge
3) Spent time on warship HMS Belfast
4) Went to London bridge and joined the London Bridge and Tomb Experience at Toole Street. (Highlight - The Squeeze!)
5) Heard the choir at Southwark Cathedral and got my very own catalog. (Beautiful gothic church)

That's all folk! I just realise that my synopsis is totally NOT doing justice to the many things I've done in London but hell, its time to head back to my books.