And here's Episode 3. Orchid & Elephant Thai Cuisine, Mondsee Restaurant (Fine Dining), and Taipei 101.
Caught this outside Guanghua Bazzar, a 200 meter long street featuring hundreds of technology-oriented stores. You can find anything from USB adapters to digital cameras - literally anything that has anything to do with electronics, computers, and technologies can be found here.
Front entrance to Mondsee Restaurant in Shilin.
Excellent Caesar salad. The croûtons were freshly baked.
Playing around with my Canon 50mm f/1.8 II and checking out its depth-of-field.
Steak fillet - hands down the best I've had anywhere, especially at medium rare.
Tender, juicy, and easy to cut. Delicious.
This chicken looks very inviting. Too bad I'm already too full at this point, and it's not my dish, either.
At the Orchid & Elephant Thai Restaurant, which my uncle was kind enough to treat my family to. Great food, although the owner was a bit nervous when he (or was it a she?) saw me took out my camera and started shooting away at his/her dishes.
On the right is the soft-shell crab, curried chicken in the middle, and...well, you can tell what the rest are - all very delicious.
The restaurant's featured desert - no idea what it's called in English. And no, that is NOT tequila on its right hand side.
The desert contains an assortment of fruits, taro, and coconut milk.
After the thai restaurant, we visited Taipei 101. I've been inside the building previously, so this time we just visited the surrounding department stores. For those interested, the first few floors consist of a department store and a food court, while the rest of the building are offices. For a detailed description of Taipei 101, see here.
In the background is Taipei City Hall.
Eslite Bookstore. This branch contains approximately 8000 square meters, making it one of the largest bookstores in the Asia region.
A view of Taipei 101 from the Eslite Bookstore.
Meatball soup at the neighboring food court.
Taipei 101 at night.
After a day's walk, we sat down to enjoy some Taiwanese sausages - you wrap them in a thin flour shell and a little garlic.
That's it for this post. Check back soon for Episode 4!
1 August 2007