This Chinese New Year is like any other CNY. I went back to my hometown, reunion with hometown friends and family. Everything is joy for the one whole week at hometown except for the very limited internet connection. Been missing all the blogs updates.
My only option to online is by using Digi gprs signal. There’s no broadband signal. Imagine the speed of the connection… It’s just 113 kbps! Oh god!
Let’s start a New Year post with something good! Upon arriving at Taipei we were greeted by cool breeze as it’s winter and it was getting dark although it’s around 5pm. We were already starving after check in to Dandy Hotel.
Since Xi Men Ding is just 10 mins away from our hotel, we decided to go to Xi Men Ding to explore the food!
Upon arriving, my aunt is so excited to see white bitter gourd juice which tasted bitter with a hint of honey taste. Very good for cooling body heat but I don’t like it as I don’t fancy bitter food. :P
Shihlin had been here for quite sometime and I’ve yet to try out their food. Although many floggers have post a review on this, but I would like to write out my thinking too.
This shop is renowned for its XXL crispy chicken and also oyster mee sua. So, I’ve ordered both. The XXL crispy chicken set come with a soya bean drink or mineral water. I choose soya bean drink. It’s the V-soy brand soya bean drink which you can easily get it at any supermarket.
XXL crispy chicken set. It come with rice and tofu topped with bits of century egg. The chicken is tasty with tender meat and some chili powder on top of the chicken. The tofu is served cold topped with some oyster sauce and century egg. The rice is topped with some oyster sauce too which make it too salty to my tastebud.
The presentation of the oyster mee sua is very nice. The ingredients are separated and put nicely on top of the mee sua. They are shredded chicken, some vege (dunno what’s the name – someone help? ), chili and oyster. The oyster tasted slightly oyster-ish… hehe… dunno what word shall I use for that smell. So, I feel that the oyster is not fresh enough. Overall the mee sua taste good except the oyster part. The mee sua tasted slightly spicy and sour.
We plan to try out the crispy floss egg crepe but we were too full after the 2 meals.