So I can’t NOT compare this place to the other #Taiwanese place around the corner. All you really need to know is that this one is a sad step down and you should just stick with Taiwanese Gourmet. For details, read on: An overarching theme here is that they have poor knife skills. So much is cut too large and inconsistently. For example, some of the pieces of pig intestines were large and chewy while others were tiny, in random shapes. (I don’t remember ever complaining about this of any restaurant. It’s not super top of mind until it’s a glaring problem that effects taste and texture.) The #ricecakes were gummy while the pork was again inconsistently sized. The salt and pepper #calamari was too chewy. The #beef #noodle #soup , #porkchop #rice , and #oysterpancake were just mediocre in flavor. The best dish was just plain sauteed water convolous. I had high hopes, mainly because there’s a big bowl of swan tsai (pickled mustard greens) on every table. The pros end there… . . . . . . . #chinesefood #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #elmhurst #nyceats

Thursday, February 13, 2020

posted by jessica at 02:59 AM Comments Off on So I can’t NOT compare this place to the other #Taiwanese place around the corner. All you really need to know is that this one is a sad step down and you should just stick with Taiwanese Gourmet. For details, read on: An overarching theme here is that they have poor knife skills. So much is cut too large and inconsistently. For example, some of the pieces of pig intestines were large and chewy while others were tiny, in random shapes. (I don’t remember ever complaining about this of any restaurant. It’s not super top of mind until it’s a glaring problem that effects taste and texture.) The #ricecakes were gummy while the pork was again inconsistently sized. The salt and pepper #calamari was too chewy. The #beef #noodle #soup , #porkchop #rice , and #oysterpancake were just mediocre in flavor. The best dish was just plain sauteed water convolous. I had high hopes, mainly because there’s a big bowl of swan tsai (pickled mustard greens) on every table. The pros end there… . . . . . . . #chinesefood #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #elmhurst #nyceats Comments Off on So I can’t NOT compare this place to the other #Taiwanese place around the corner. All you really need to know is that this one is a sad step down and you should just stick with Taiwanese Gourmet. For details, read on: An overarching theme here is that they have poor knife skills. So much is cut too large and inconsistently. For example, some of the pieces of pig intestines were large and chewy while others were tiny, in random shapes. (I don’t remember ever complaining about this of any restaurant. It’s not super top of mind until it’s a glaring problem that effects taste and texture.) The #ricecakes were gummy while the pork was again inconsistently sized. The salt and pepper #calamari was too chewy. The #beef #noodle #soup , #porkchop #rice , and #oysterpancake were just mediocre in flavor. The best dish was just plain sauteed water convolous. I had high hopes, mainly because there’s a big bowl of swan tsai (pickled mustard greens) on every table. The pros end there… . . . . . . . #chinesefood #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #elmhurst #nyceats
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Mussels go so well with #andouille #sausage and #fennel , cooked in #beer . The flavor combination is divine. Sadly, I haven’t been happy with the quality of #mussels for at least a year now, both at restaurants and when I buy it to prepare at home. They are never plump! Am I having bad luck or is this a thing going on? . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #eatrealfood #eathealthy #andouillesausage #seafood #shellfish #instafood #instayum #questions

Friday, January 31, 2020

posted by jessica at 02:10 PM Comments Off on Mussels go so well with #andouille #sausage and #fennel , cooked in #beer . The flavor combination is divine. Sadly, I haven’t been happy with the quality of #mussels for at least a year now, both at restaurants and when I buy it to prepare at home. They are never plump! Am I having bad luck or is this a thing going on? . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #eatrealfood #eathealthy #andouillesausage #seafood #shellfish #instafood #instayum #questions Comments Off on Mussels go so well with #andouille #sausage and #fennel , cooked in #beer . The flavor combination is divine. Sadly, I haven’t been happy with the quality of #mussels for at least a year now, both at restaurants and when I buy it to prepare at home. They are never plump! Am I having bad luck or is this a thing going on? . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #eatrealfood #eathealthy #andouillesausage #seafood #shellfish #instafood #instayum #questions
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Sausage, egg, and cheese is such a winning combo, especially when Lon makes the #breakfastsauage from scratch! Even though I’m the main chef in this house, Lon can hold down the fort! #thankful #blessed . . . . . . #sausage #eggs #cheese #sandwich #breakfastsandwich #brekkie #breakfast #homecooking #homemade #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy

Saturday, January 18, 2020

posted by jessica at 07:25 PM Comments Off on Sausage, egg, and cheese is such a winning combo, especially when Lon makes the #breakfastsauage from scratch! Even though I’m the main chef in this house, Lon can hold down the fort! #thankful #blessed . . . . . . #sausage #eggs #cheese #sandwich #breakfastsandwich #brekkie #breakfast #homecooking #homemade #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy Comments Off on Sausage, egg, and cheese is such a winning combo, especially when Lon makes the #breakfastsauage from scratch! Even though I’m the main chef in this house, Lon can hold down the fort! #thankful #blessed . . . . . . #sausage #eggs #cheese #sandwich #breakfastsandwich #brekkie #breakfast #homecooking #homemade #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy
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Every winter, I dream of tropical vacations. I’m not even really a beach girl but when I’m freezing, I could totally imagine myself with a Mojito, this dish, and the sound of crashing waves. Roasted #haddock on grilled #pineapple with #avocado , fresh pineapple, and #chimichurri sauce . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #fish #chimichurrisauce #familystyle #eatrealfood #eathealthy #pescatarian #instayum #instafood

Friday, January 17, 2020

posted by jessica at 01:27 AM Comments Off on Every winter, I dream of tropical vacations. I’m not even really a beach girl but when I’m freezing, I could totally imagine myself with a Mojito, this dish, and the sound of crashing waves. Roasted #haddock on grilled #pineapple with #avocado , fresh pineapple, and #chimichurri sauce . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #fish #chimichurrisauce #familystyle #eatrealfood #eathealthy #pescatarian #instayum #instafood Comments Off on Every winter, I dream of tropical vacations. I’m not even really a beach girl but when I’m freezing, I could totally imagine myself with a Mojito, this dish, and the sound of crashing waves. Roasted #haddock on grilled #pineapple with #avocado , fresh pineapple, and #chimichurri sauce . . . . . . . #homecooking #homemade #fish #chimichurrisauce #familystyle #eatrealfood #eathealthy #pescatarian #instayum #instafood
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The simple little dishes all over the streets of #taiwan sold in tiny shops or street stands… They are equivalent to $1 or $2 a bowl/plate. I love the nicer restaurants here but also the low end and everything in between! I’m leaving tomorrow and the sadness is setting in… . . . . . . . #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #lurofan #tofu #taipei #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eattheworld #travelforfood #pork #meifun

Monday, December 30, 2019

posted by jessica at 05:33 AM Comments Off on The simple little dishes all over the streets of #taiwan sold in tiny shops or street stands… They are equivalent to $1 or $2 a bowl/plate. I love the nicer restaurants here but also the low end and everything in between! I’m leaving tomorrow and the sadness is setting in… . . . . . . . #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #lurofan #tofu #taipei #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eattheworld #travelforfood #pork #meifun Comments Off on The simple little dishes all over the streets of #taiwan sold in tiny shops or street stands… They are equivalent to $1 or $2 a bowl/plate. I love the nicer restaurants here but also the low end and everything in between! I’m leaving tomorrow and the sadness is setting in… . . . . . . . #taiwanesefood #cheapeats #lurofan #tofu #taipei #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eattheworld #travelforfood #pork #meifun
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The #bao place I posted about earlier always has a long line. It’s location is definitely better being steps from the MRT…but this one is just around the corner on a side street and doesn’t ever have a long line (but does have a steady stream of customers). We investigated and found that it’s just as good and the buns are 1 NT less which is negligible. Lon likes the #pork #buns here more, while I like the pork buns at the other place more but all the other flavors are a toss up. The #chive ones have dried shrimp in the other one and this one has some ground pork but both are delish. Both have a ton of flavors like snow cabbage, #cabbage, #bamboo, #mushroom … . . . . . . . #chinesefood #breakfast #chinesebuns #taipei #taiwan #instayum #instafood #streetfood #travelforfood #eattheworld #eatrealfood #eathealthy

Friday, December 27, 2019

posted by jessica at 03:43 AM Comments Off on The #bao place I posted about earlier always has a long line. It’s location is definitely better being steps from the MRT…but this one is just around the corner on a side street and doesn’t ever have a long line (but does have a steady stream of customers). We investigated and found that it’s just as good and the buns are 1 NT less which is negligible. Lon likes the #pork #buns here more, while I like the pork buns at the other place more but all the other flavors are a toss up. The #chive ones have dried shrimp in the other one and this one has some ground pork but both are delish. Both have a ton of flavors like snow cabbage, #cabbage, #bamboo, #mushroom … . . . . . . . #chinesefood #breakfast #chinesebuns #taipei #taiwan #instayum #instafood #streetfood #travelforfood #eattheworld #eatrealfood #eathealthy Comments Off on The #bao place I posted about earlier always has a long line. It’s location is definitely better being steps from the MRT…but this one is just around the corner on a side street and doesn’t ever have a long line (but does have a steady stream of customers). We investigated and found that it’s just as good and the buns are 1 NT less which is negligible. Lon likes the #pork #buns here more, while I like the pork buns at the other place more but all the other flavors are a toss up. The #chive ones have dried shrimp in the other one and this one has some ground pork but both are delish. Both have a ton of flavors like snow cabbage, #cabbage, #bamboo, #mushroom … . . . . . . . #chinesefood #breakfast #chinesebuns #taipei #taiwan #instayum #instafood #streetfood #travelforfood #eattheworld #eatrealfood #eathealthy
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We’re outside of the city today and had a really nice local lunch. The restaurant looks very gimmicky with a toy/candy store in front (they also gave kids small toys for dining) and antiques decorate the whole space. The food is good though, country home-style, and very inexpensive. The fried #oysters and the ground #pork with century egg were the favorites! http://www.eland-chun.com.tw/ . . . . . . #taiwan #taiwanesefood #chinesefood #travelforfood #instayum #instafood #fish #soup #cucumbers #cabbage #squid #basil

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

posted by jessica at 06:02 AM Comments Off on We’re outside of the city today and had a really nice local lunch. The restaurant looks very gimmicky with a toy/candy store in front (they also gave kids small toys for dining) and antiques decorate the whole space. The food is good though, country home-style, and very inexpensive. The fried #oysters and the ground #pork with century egg were the favorites! http://www.eland-chun.com.tw/ . . . . . . #taiwan #taiwanesefood #chinesefood #travelforfood #instayum #instafood #fish #soup #cucumbers #cabbage #squid #basil Comments Off on We’re outside of the city today and had a really nice local lunch. The restaurant looks very gimmicky with a toy/candy store in front (they also gave kids small toys for dining) and antiques decorate the whole space. The food is good though, country home-style, and very inexpensive. The fried #oysters and the ground #pork with century egg were the favorites! http://www.eland-chun.com.tw/ . . . . . . #taiwan #taiwanesefood #chinesefood #travelforfood #instayum #instafood #fish #soup #cucumbers #cabbage #squid #basil
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The seafood here is SO fresh and cooked perfectly! You pick out what you want by the tanks and ice beds (picture in stories). We don’t have the same #fish in the US! Thanks to Monica for recommending this restaurant to us! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #seafood #softshellcrab #abalone #shrimp #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #travelforfood

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

posted by jessica at 12:14 PM Comments Off on The seafood here is SO fresh and cooked perfectly! You pick out what you want by the tanks and ice beds (picture in stories). We don’t have the same #fish in the US! Thanks to Monica for recommending this restaurant to us! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #seafood #softshellcrab #abalone #shrimp #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #travelforfood Comments Off on The seafood here is SO fresh and cooked perfectly! You pick out what you want by the tanks and ice beds (picture in stories). We don’t have the same #fish in the US! Thanks to Monica for recommending this restaurant to us! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #seafood #softshellcrab #abalone #shrimp #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #travelforfood
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Just some of my favorite dishes after 2 visits: The #shrimp and #tofu with #spinach sauce is my absolute favorite (and Caya’s)! I could eat this every day. The thinly sliced #beef and #scallion in the upper left corner was a close second and it was Lon’s favorite. Remi’s is the #beancurd and #woodear in the lower left and the crispy skin #chicken . My mom’s is the cold mung bean #noodles ( #handmade ) with #cucumbers in the lower right. My dad’s is the beef #soup with bean thread and ga da (it’s similar to speatzle but hand made) in the upper right). Everyone loved the fried little #fish and #fried #string beans too. This is my dad’s cousin, Frank’s, restaurant who is now sharing the reins with his son Alan. They have won countless honors and awards and are frequented by celebrities and famous politicians. It’s because many dishes are unique to this restaurant. Thank you to Frank and Betsy, Alan and Angel (plus their kids Melody and Charlene) for hosting us so well and feeding us twice! We are so grateful! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #travelforfood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #instayum #instafood #restaurant #foodmayhemfave

Monday, December 23, 2019

posted by jessica at 01:20 AM Comments Off on Just some of my favorite dishes after 2 visits: The #shrimp and #tofu with #spinach sauce is my absolute favorite (and Caya’s)! I could eat this every day. The thinly sliced #beef and #scallion in the upper left corner was a close second and it was Lon’s favorite. Remi’s is the #beancurd and #woodear in the lower left and the crispy skin #chicken . My mom’s is the cold mung bean #noodles ( #handmade ) with #cucumbers in the lower right. My dad’s is the beef #soup with bean thread and ga da (it’s similar to speatzle but hand made) in the upper right). Everyone loved the fried little #fish and #fried #string beans too. This is my dad’s cousin, Frank’s, restaurant who is now sharing the reins with his son Alan. They have won countless honors and awards and are frequented by celebrities and famous politicians. It’s because many dishes are unique to this restaurant. Thank you to Frank and Betsy, Alan and Angel (plus their kids Melody and Charlene) for hosting us so well and feeding us twice! We are so grateful! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #travelforfood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #instayum #instafood #restaurant #foodmayhemfave Comments Off on Just some of my favorite dishes after 2 visits: The #shrimp and #tofu with #spinach sauce is my absolute favorite (and Caya’s)! I could eat this every day. The thinly sliced #beef and #scallion in the upper left corner was a close second and it was Lon’s favorite. Remi’s is the #beancurd and #woodear in the lower left and the crispy skin #chicken . My mom’s is the cold mung bean #noodles ( #handmade ) with #cucumbers in the lower right. My dad’s is the beef #soup with bean thread and ga da (it’s similar to speatzle but hand made) in the upper right). Everyone loved the fried little #fish and #fried #string beans too. This is my dad’s cousin, Frank’s, restaurant who is now sharing the reins with his son Alan. They have won countless honors and awards and are frequented by celebrities and famous politicians. It’s because many dishes are unique to this restaurant. Thank you to Frank and Betsy, Alan and Angel (plus their kids Melody and Charlene) for hosting us so well and feeding us twice! We are so grateful! . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #chinesefood #travelforfood #eatrealfood #eathealthy #instayum #instafood #restaurant #foodmayhemfave
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Thank you to Uncle Richard (my dad’s lifelong friend) for taking us to have such a nice lunch! The local crab (a type we don’t have in the states) was the star of the meal with so much chili garlic flavor and that texture! The scallion puff was flaky and layered just the way I like it. This restaurant hand makes rice rolls and the bounciness is perfect. The steamed fish was no doubt freshly killed right before hitting the table. Then, they take the seasoned juices from the steamed fish and make scrambled eggs with it! I am now always going to do that at home! . . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #cantonesefood #seafood #fish #crab #livefish #liveseafood #turnipcake #riceroll #shrimp #snowpealeaves #chicken #scrambledeggs #egg #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #chinesefood

Saturday, December 21, 2019

posted by jessica at 09:05 AM Comments Off on Thank you to Uncle Richard (my dad’s lifelong friend) for taking us to have such a nice lunch! The local crab (a type we don’t have in the states) was the star of the meal with so much chili garlic flavor and that texture! The scallion puff was flaky and layered just the way I like it. This restaurant hand makes rice rolls and the bounciness is perfect. The steamed fish was no doubt freshly killed right before hitting the table. Then, they take the seasoned juices from the steamed fish and make scrambled eggs with it! I am now always going to do that at home! . . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #cantonesefood #seafood #fish #crab #livefish #liveseafood #turnipcake #riceroll #shrimp #snowpealeaves #chicken #scrambledeggs #egg #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #chinesefood Comments Off on Thank you to Uncle Richard (my dad’s lifelong friend) for taking us to have such a nice lunch! The local crab (a type we don’t have in the states) was the star of the meal with so much chili garlic flavor and that texture! The scallion puff was flaky and layered just the way I like it. This restaurant hand makes rice rolls and the bounciness is perfect. The steamed fish was no doubt freshly killed right before hitting the table. Then, they take the seasoned juices from the steamed fish and make scrambled eggs with it! I am now always going to do that at home! . . . . . . . #taipei #taiwan #cantonesefood #seafood #fish #crab #livefish #liveseafood #turnipcake #riceroll #shrimp #snowpealeaves #chicken #scrambledeggs #egg #instayum #instafood #eatrealfood #chinesefood
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