Short Break in Taiwan

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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:28 am

Ex (used to rule the roost and everything else) and would constantly remind me of it.

Missus shares the roost with me, keep it clean, well stocked with food and drink, takes or my shoes and socks, etc on coming back.

Hmm.. so if your better half had been puking her brains out for days straight, required going to the hospital for IV treatment multiple times, and was still puking and feeling crappy and all she asked was that she wanted to the shortest flight back and to sit next to you for the multi hour multi airline flight back ...

... you would just tell her to suck it up?

What a gentleman!

I’m sure she’s lucky to have such an understanding and caring husband as you.
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by CBEQ » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:43 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:28 am
Ex (used to rule the roost and everything else) and would constantly remind me of it.

Missus shares the roost with me, keep it clean, well stocked with food and drink, takes or my shoes and socks, etc on coming back.

Hmm.. so if your better half had been puking her brains out for days straight, required going to the hospital for IV treatment multiple times, and was still puking and feeling crappy and all she asked was that she wanted to the shortest flight back and to sit next to you for the multi hour multi airline flight back ...

... you would just tell her to suck it up?

What a gentleman!

I’m sure she’s lucky to have such an understanding and caring husband as you.
Don't argue guys.

When it comes to a plane flight though. I would definitely tell my Khmer/Cham wife to suck it up, but I would not have to ask. She does anything to save money now that we have our 6 month old son in our lives. There is a middle ground though. I flew with EVA to Cambodia from my home in Florida. I loved it. It was worth the extra $100. I flew coach and the customer service/food was amazing. On the other hand, I visited the states last year after my 29th birthday, and I used China Southern because I was being stingy. Worst decision ever. The middle ground could be a nice airline but not the shortest flight. Some of those airplanes are better than some hospitals here, comfort-wise.
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:51 pm

It’s sad when the soup dumplings at the Phnom Penh airport look and taste better than the ones at the famous Taiwan Shilin Night market.

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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by shnoukieBRO » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Get dumplings in restaurants instead. Im no fan of over priced night market s
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by newkidontheblock » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:37 pm

So this is business class...

Tablecloth, real silverware, amazing food and drink.

Vietnam was economy, and their arrival desk wasn’t so efficient. The desk lady had to snap a luggage tag photo, send to the EVA boarding gate lady, who had to then print the boarding pass, walk it to the arrival counter, so I could even go through the security line to get to the gate.

Business class from Vietnam to Taipei and then home.

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Main was enoki mushroom wrapped in beef filet.

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They had delicious garlic bread. I had seconds.

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Real steak. Good. But the taste was a little bland despite having char, being tender, and perfect medium rare. Maybe taste buds problem at 30,000 feet?

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The air crew put a quilted cover on the seat for night time sleeping and in addition to the comforter also gave out pajamas.

Too bad I was coughing my head off, had a wicked sore throat, lost my voice, and was running a fever.

Guess pharyngitis is passable.
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by yong » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:50 pm

So travelled around outskirts of Kaohsiung on Thursday ended at Kangshan, a district of Kaohsiung which is famous for their mutton dishes. Visited this restaurant well known for serving local goat mutton.

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Mutton is all ways
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More mutton
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Goat soup with rice noodle
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Mutton herbal soup
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Stir fry mutton with pickled cabbage
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Deep fried goat ribs
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Mutton with bitter gourd
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Freshly boiled mutton with ginger
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Great traditional meal
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by yong » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 am

Dinner on Thursday was a a Nostalgic theme restaurant

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1920s street scene with a rail car (Japanese occupation period)
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Rail car
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Dining in rail car
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Japanese posters
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Private room
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Rice with lard
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Noodle with sesame chicken
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Seafood soup
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Cabbage
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Bitter gourd with salted eggs
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Fried tofu
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Calamari
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Snow fish with chili cause
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Braised pork
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by yong » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:18 pm

So on Friday before leaving Kaohsiung for Taipei a few friends brought me to a village restaurant in Ahlian district of Kaohsiung. This restaurant specialise in cooking local home raised chickens.

Started with boiled radish with sauce
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Chicken sticky rice
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Chicken vegetable soup
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Roast chicken
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Rice noodle in sesame oil\
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Cabbage
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Boiled chicken
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Tofu
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Grouper sweet and sour
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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by yong » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:21 pm

Taking the high speed train from Tainan station to Taipei station, speed was about 280-290 km/h



Cute staff

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Re: Short Break in Taiwan

Post by yong » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:29 pm

Arrived in Kaohsiung about 7pm last night. Took a walk for street food.

Started at this shop 2km from hotel serving sticky rice with braised pork
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Seems like a popular shop
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Simple meal
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Sticky rice with pork
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Steamed egg with minced pork
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Walked another 1km to a shop serving duck noodle
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After duck noodle took a walk to a night food street
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