Saturday, April 9, 2016

T2014 Locals eat these

Many eateries serve the food like those in my previous post because these food are what the locals usually eat. Although the dishes are the same, the food is tastier in some eateries so the key is to eat at those eateries that serve more delicious food at a cheaper price. 頂好紫琳餃館 is one such eatery so we went there to eat almost the same food.

小菜 (siao chai): Slices of food made from soy beans. Similar to those food found in vegetarian meals.

小菜 (siao chai): 干絲 (gansi) - Strips of dried tofu again. The dried tofu strips are a bit crunchy.

小菜 (siao chai): Pickled cucumber (cold). Very crunchy.


Beef wrap again but at a cheaper price of TWD80 in 2014 (about MYR 10).

The skin of the wrap is thicker and softer so it is tastier. The fillings are beef slices with spring onions.

Sweet Potatoes Shoots (Young Leaves) - TWD 30 (about MYR3.60). We requested it to be less salty.

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings - TWD85 (about MYR10.60). There were 10 of them so they were definitely cheaper than the ones we had in the previous post.

The fillings are about the same: green vegetables, glass noodles and garlic

Zha Jiang Mein - Noodles with Tauchu sauce with carrots, beansprout and cucumber strips. TWD75 (about MYR9.20). Compare this to the one I ate in KL.

The noodles are thick and a bit springy.

A small bowl of millet porridge (小米粥) again with the same price - TWD25 (MYR3).

This eatery operates out of a stand alone stall (not in a food court) located in a departmental store called 頂好名店城 with the address: No. 85-97, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106.

This bill is for all dishes except the 3 小菜 (siao chai) dishes.

20 comments:

  1. These are China food, am I right?

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    1. These are food commonly ate in Taiwan and I ate these food in Taiwan.

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  2. Best to have friends among the locals when visiting some place - they know where to find the best.

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    1. only if the local friends love to eat, hehehe.

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  3. The first dish looks very interesting, like abalone...

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    1. More like abalone mushroom I think.

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  4. The Sweet Potatoes Shoots like 清蒸 like that, without any oil.

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    1. We specially requested it to be like that - just blanched without sauce and no oil no seasoning.

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  5. Food here looks so special and delicious.

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  6. I think I will enjoy the food.

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    1. I think you will go for those pedas version. :)

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  7. Mun, all the food pictures are making me hungry even though I just ate my dinner. I would like a small plate of cold cucumber pickles.

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    1. Yes, the cold cucumber pickles are very refreshing. Would be great to clear the palate after a heavy meal.

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  8. I thought the first dish is abalone. Lol.

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  9. You really going the local route with this one. Nice...

    I see my friends who go there, said eat like locals but still the same fried chicken chop lah, oyster mee sua lah, beef noodles lah... sien...

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    1. Erh, the locals also love their huge fried chicken chop, oyster mee sua, beef noodles in their huge pasar malam so your friends are correct when they say they eat like locals.

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  10. I love zha jiang mian. It's one of the local specialities that the Taiwanese do really well! The crunchiness of the vegetables and the meat sauce goes very well. Martin Yan did a version for AirAsia that I really liked too.

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    1. Oh, I did not notice Zha Jiang Mian on AirAsia's menu. Thanks for letting me know.

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