We had seen so many restaurants and stalls advertising the signature dish of 香川県 Kagawa Prefecture, 骨付鳥 Honetsukidori, or roast chicken on bone, everywhere we went in 高松 Takamatsu, that we decided that we had to try it!
Ms V discovered the must-go place to have this chicken is 一鶴 Ikkaku, so off we went for our early dinner, only to find a snaking queue out in the cold 😮
There was a take-away option, but we wanted to have our food on the spot while piping hot, and since we were not too hungry, we decided to join the queue with at least 17 people in front of us… Cold burns more fat and calories = more space to eat more, right? 😀
New place, old signboard
We were in this area for lunch with parents and decided to hang around here.
Hubby Googled and decided that this might be a good place to chill as we attempt to do some constructive reading for our upcoming trip.
We got a seat indoors as it was too hot to be sitting outside. This place has an “unfinished” touch to it, with its red bricks and cement walls and cement benches. I loved the art piece (Like Clock Work) by the wall!
Braised Pork Rice
After our failed attempt to use our “吃在台北 Eat at Taipei” voucher at Raffles City, we decided to go Chinatown Point to use our voucher because we are sure it’s still opened:P
This time, we tried the Braised Pork Rice 彰化扣肉饭 ($9.90), Mee Sua with Pork Trotters 基隆猪脚面线 ($9.90) and 3-Cup Chicken 三杯鸡 ($15.90). Incidentally the 3-Cup in 3-Cup Chicken refers to one cup of Chinese wine, one cup of sesame oil and one cup of dark soy sauce. 🙂
Very prominent noren
Since we were around the area, having just had coffee at Group Therapy, we decided to go check out that very famous Teppei restaurant in Orchid Hotel that we failed to make reservations for… The restaurant had opened up dinner reservation slots earlier on 2 Jan 2014 and the phone line was jammed up on the very first day with all slots from Mar 2014 to Jun 2014 taken up by the end of first day!
We were quite surprised by the number of Japanese restaurants in the area, and at Orchid Hotel, there were also a ramen place and gyoza place that had super long queues! There was no queue at Teppei, because you had to make reservations for dinner at the 21-seater… Haha! So we were just looking at the menu and a very friendly lady sitting outside the restaurant was giving us recommendations on where else to check out, and that we should come queue for lunch instead.
Since we weren’t hungry yet, we decided to heed the lady’s advice and stroll to 100AM next to Amara Hotel to check out Ramen Keisuke Tori King… Which also had a long queue… Pengz!
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 7, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Different breakfast everyday
Breakfast today was rice porridge with cheese (slightly salty taste to it and quite smooth, nice!), brown bread (slightly dense, but not as dense as the pancakes), white toast, Greek yoghurt (sour) and fried eggs (difference between fried eggs and omelette here seems to be that fried eggs have runny yolk while omelette are fully cooked with the yolk and egg white slightly mixed together). Gotta say that the food here was the best we had out of the 3 hotels and we had something different each day 🙂
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: Bumthang, chicken thigh, cracker, crane, egg, fireplace, Gangtey, museum, porridge, Trongsa, yoghurt
This time round, it was to meet an old friend!
So we tried to make a reservation but reservations were full, and we were advised to try walking in at 11:30am. And we did, but it was not full leh! Haha…
L’Rez has been teaming up with more local celebrity chefs in the “Celebrity Chef Series”. After Violet Oon, there was Chef Michael from Brussels Sprouts Group, Celebrity “Chef-in-Black” Emmanuel Stroobant from Saint Pierre and Celebrity Chef Eric Teo from Mandarin Oriental. Good reviews were heard from diners and this proves to be a great opportunity for students to learn from the best!
FInal day in Taipei!
Today is our final day in Taipei and our flight was 3:35pm. We planned to reach the airport 3 hours before departure, so we had plenty of time in the morning.
Morning was basically slept-in till 8am, enjoyed room facilities (Nespresso and the super nice tea bags provided) with cheesecake bought from 7-11 just behind the hotel the night before.
BBQ cum Steamboat
KBB is directly underneath the second branch of Tim Ho Wan in Toa Payoh ERA Centre!
And no, we didn’t go for dim sum because it was the second day of its soft launch, so it wasn’t exactly opened to public yet 😛
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: bbq, beef, buffet, chicken thigh, ERA Centre, fish, Korean, pork, steamboat, Toa Payoh
No service charge, No GST, No tap water
It was a quiet Monday evening and we were the only diners indoors. Got a couple of Caucasians outdoors, so we practically had the entire place to ourselves.
Western, Thai and Indian cuisines are served here, so we ended up ordering a beef Phad Thai, Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer and some garlic naans. There was a beer promotion, so we ordered a glass of Kronenbourg 1664 to share (mineral water costs $1 nett per bottle).
Categories: Dinner, West
Tags: beer, Bukit Timah, chicken thigh, Cluny Court, Indian, naan, pad thai, palak paneer, restaurant, Thai