Saturday, February 28, 2015


每天早上習慣喝一杯熱咖啡, 今早却來了一杯昨夜剩下一半的凍咖啡。 原來妳知道我一直絮絮不休對著週遭朋友說著凍咖啡與熱咖啡相反的食療效益,甚至對著一些洋人也這樣說。
這凍咖啡只不過是你所述說的其一, 先菜後肉,低溫烹調等等,都早巳在我心頭上。 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A meal I often enjoy at home

I'd prefer cooking some simple dishes during festivals so that we can remember where we came from.    So I made steamed spare ribs in garlic and black beans and stir fried celery with pan fried fish patty in slices.  This year I made some sticky rice dumpling as dessert.  So many years ago I used to make it a lot for my grand ma.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coffee Alley, Chung Hsiao E. Road, Taipei

The coffee culture and western cuisine have been growing rapidly in Taipei but I really can't appreciate this kind of food and drink places.  Apparently the menu and the deco. resembles The Classified.  I'd prefer the classic style of Taiwanese tea house.  This coffee alley has been a talk of town in HK with long lines.  After I tried this one in Taipei, I found it very disappointing.  The coffee is too milky and their signature berry frosty drink too sweet (and the funny thing the shop waitress warned me of this drink being very sour as it's a berry).  The waffle isn't good either - the inside isn't done well and the outside is just a look as if it was quite crispy.  It wasn't at all.  I'd just go back to those classic Taiwanese restaurants.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Re-visit: Centre Point Wireless Road being Grande Centre Point Ploenchit BKK

Centre Point soi 15, Langsuan and this Wireless Road were my regular choices in the very early days of BKK visits.  Even held some conference and liaise my business associates to hold conferences for these few branches, in addition to bringing friends and family to stay here.  When I looked at this Centre Point, I often recall how my nephew got surprised to see an apt. with a balcony to feel like standing out in the sky with an open view that there weren't any buildings blocked right in front of you in a few feet.  
This Wireless branch has renamed herself to Grande Centre point Ploenchit.  The room has been renovated but the bath room is still the same.  The good thing of staying here is the convenient location with Central Embassy and the Ploenchit station.  The gym is somewhat too small and congested though the pool area is nice to check out.