Day 9 Lunch
Korean Kimchi Pork Rice Bowl (韓式泡菜豬肉蓋飯) with multigrain rice (五穀飯) and a baked lemon drumstick (檸檬烤雞腿)
Taste: the rice bowl was a let down - everything was bland. Luckily, I had a side order of the drumstick, which was delicious!
Price: NT$75 (Full price: NT$135)
Day 9 Dinner
Top: Fuzhou Bamboo Sticky Rice (福州手工竹片米糕) : sticky rice with taro underneath and duck egg yolk and Shiitake mushroom on top in a split bamboo tube.
Bottom: Shanghai Soup Dumplings: Pork and Chives, Curry flavor, Pork and Scallion, and Pork and Cabbage.
Taste: the sticky rice is a novelty, but the taste was unimpressive. I had never had curry dumplings - they were surprisingly good.
Price: NT$108 (Full price: NT$168)
Dragon fruit, wax apple, Asian pear, kiwi, papaya, and persimmon.
Price: NT$100 (Full price: NT$160) Maybe I am just clueless about what things cost in Taiwan, but I thought for the amount of fruit, NT$130 was a ripoff.
Day 10 Lunch
Oyster Vermicelli with Braised Pig Intestines (大腸蚵仔麵線糊) and Stinky Tofu (噴汁臭豆腐)
Taste: The stinky tofu was good, but would have been better if it were hotter. The kimchi was too sweet. The oysters were not so great (and I got allergy reactions from them), but the rest of Vermicelli was very flavorful.
Price: NT$90 (Full price: NT$150)
Day 10 Dinner
Bamboo Sticky Rice (筒仔米糕) and Steamed Egg Soup (蒸蛋湯)
Taste: So good! One of the best meals so far. I have never heard of 蒸蛋湯 before, but it’s very delicious.
Price: NT$74 (Full price: NT$119)
Day 11 Lunch
Braised Pork Chop Bento (滷排便當) and Egg flower soup with vegetable (青菜蛋花湯)
Taste: Really tasty, especial the pork chop – tender and full of flavors. The egg in the soup was super fluffy.
Price: NT$80 (Full price: NT$140)
Day 11 Dinner
Savory Rice Pudding (碗粿), Zongzi/Sticky Rice Dumpling with Pork (肉粽), and Four Spirits Soup (四神湯)
Taste: The soup was very good. Unfortunately, the restaurant forgot to include the sauces for the rice pudding and the rice dumpling… They were okay flavor-wise, but were too dry without the sauces. The dumpling was a little hardened - ordering delivery for sticky rice dumpling was probably not a good idea.
Price: NT$92 (Full price: NT$142)
Day 12 Lunch
Bibimbop (石鍋拌飯), kimchi and soup
Taste: the Bibimbop was decent, but you’d have to use a microscope to find the minced pork, which was supposed to be in there. The kimchi and the soup were tasty, but the soup came in a very small cup and it was not even half full.
Price: NT$90 (Full Price: $135)
Day 12 Dinner
Pork chop and pasta in mushroom and black pepper sauce, dinner rolls, and corn chowder
Taste: Look is deceiving – everything was delicious! Taiwanese pork is the bomb!
Price; NT$83 (Full price: NT$145)