Sweet welcome #home bouquet of #roses and snapdragons. Plenty to be done - clearing cobwebs, reorganizing, shuffling of priorities, reconnecting. Baby steps!

Sweet welcome #home bouquet of #roses and snapdragons. Plenty to be done - clearing cobwebs, reorganizing, shuffling of priorities, reconnecting. Baby steps!

posted : Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

tags : home roses

Went to 行天宮 temple the other day; there are numerous temples in #Taiwan but never been in one before this #Taipei trip. I like how incense burning and offerings have been banned in 行天宮 as an eco-friendly measure to reduce air pollution and wastage. Was also taught this common #Taiwanese ritual of tossing two dumpling-shaped red-colored wood pieces called “bueih” onto the floor as a way to communicate with the gods. Depending on which side of the dumplings face up or down, people take that as an affirmative (or not) sign from heaven. Amusing and cute to say the least. 😀 (at Hsing Tian Kong)

Went to 行天宮 temple the other day; there are numerous temples in #Taiwan but never been in one before this #Taipei trip. I like how incense burning and offerings have been banned in 行天宮 as an eco-friendly measure to reduce air pollution and wastage. Was also taught this common #Taiwanese ritual of tossing two dumpling-shaped red-colored wood pieces called “bueih” onto the floor as a way to communicate with the gods. Depending on which side of the dumplings face up or down, people take that as an affirmative (or not) sign from heaven. Amusing and cute to say the least. 😀 (at Hsing Tian Kong)

posted : Friday, September 26th, 2014

tags : taiwan taiwanese taipei

I can drink this fresh bitter gourd juice by the buckets, it’s really delicious with a touch of honey, from #Taipei Ximending. The vendor sells packets of seeds too (a pearly variety, not the usual bitter dark green kind) but I don’t have a green thumb else I’d attempt to grow my own bitter gourd at home so that I can have this healthy juice daily.  (at 檸檬屋苦瓜汁)

I can drink this fresh bitter gourd juice by the buckets, it’s really delicious with a touch of honey, from #Taipei Ximending. The vendor sells packets of seeds too (a pearly variety, not the usual bitter dark green kind) but I don’t have a green thumb else I’d attempt to grow my own bitter gourd at home so that I can have this healthy juice daily. (at 檸檬屋苦瓜汁)

posted : Friday, September 26th, 2014

tags : taipei

八寶冰 #Taiwanese-style Shaved Ice with Eight Treasure Toppings (taro, peanuts, 脆圓,粉圓,etc). Catching the tail end of summer in #Taipei with BFF @tofubutton while recovering from a crunked episode the night before. Next stop, … Shanghai? 😬🍧♓️👫 (at 龍都冰菓專業家)

八寶冰 #Taiwanese-style Shaved Ice with Eight Treasure Toppings (taro, peanuts, 脆圓,粉圓,etc). Catching the tail end of summer in #Taipei with BFF @tofubutton while recovering from a crunked episode the night before. Next stop, … Shanghai? 😬🍧♓️👫 (at 龍都冰菓專業家)

posted : Thursday, September 25th, 2014

tags : taiwanese taipei

四神湯 Four Divinity #Soup, a restorative tonic of slivered pork stomach, intestines and barley. From a super busy roadside vendor near Long Shan Temple 龍山寺 #Taipei. Really good, I finished every drop. (at 坤山四神湯)

四神湯 Four Divinity #Soup, a restorative tonic of slivered pork stomach, intestines and barley. From a super busy roadside vendor near Long Shan Temple 龍山寺 #Taipei. Really good, I finished every drop. (at 坤山四神湯)

posted : Thursday, September 25th, 2014

tags : soup taipei

Burdock Root Chips! 椒鹽牛蒡… Don’t think I’ve had burdock root (ie. gobo) before and happy to know it is low cal, contains anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties, vital vitamins and minerals. Especially enjoyed this preparation method as the fibers made it ultra crispy. 真好吃! (at Senn先酒肴)

Burdock Root Chips! 椒鹽牛蒡… Don’t think I’ve had burdock root (ie. gobo) before and happy to know it is low cal, contains anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties, vital vitamins and minerals. Especially enjoyed this preparation method as the fibers made it ultra crispy. 真好吃! (at Senn先酒肴)

posted : Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Deep Fried Chicken Cartilage 招牌炸雞軟骨 at SENN 先酒餚. So deliciously crunchy! Haven’t had this in eons. Yumminess *happy baby seal claps* 😋😋😋❤️❤️❤️ (at Senn先酒肴)

Deep Fried Chicken Cartilage 招牌炸雞軟骨 at SENN 先酒餚. So deliciously crunchy! Haven’t had this in eons. Yumminess *happy baby seal claps* 😋😋😋❤️❤️❤️ (at Senn先酒肴)

posted : Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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