Curry: easy to make, takes a long time to prepare

I made curry today because there’s a pack of expired curry cubes in the fridge (expired 3 months ago so it’s probably still edible). Curry is super easy to make, but the prep work takes awhile. Lots of washing and peeling and cutting… The result is worth it though! :) I made a huge gigantic pot!

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Off for cheap brunch with grandma now. There’s a cheap and yummy brunch place at Ximen MRT station. I’ll post pictures later!

Moon Festival BBQ

Yesterday I attended my first moon festival BBQ as is, of course, Taiwan tradition. First, we went to a supermarket to get ingredients and supplies. I picked my favourite: bacon! We got a bunch of other things too, including sausages, pork, mushrooms, baby corn, and sweet potato… and also a piece of salmon. Nobody’s ever BBQ’d salmon in our group, but we thought it’d be fun to give it a shot!

We ended up getting a LOT of food. I find that’s always the case with BBQs.. There’s always leftovers.

There is a typhoon near Taiwan this weekend, so it was pouring buckets half the time. Thank goodness we had the BBQ on Cola’s rooftop, where there was a covered roof. Otherwise we would’ve been drenched and the BBQ would have to be cancelled.

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Not only was there food, there was also entertainment: a projector set up, with a nice sound system. Cola played his US top 40 hits playlist, Milktea and I got to share pictures from our Hokkaido trip, and later on we used the projector to play pictionary. There were many epic drawings (ex. Anne Hathaway, SK II…) and it was overall hilarious fun. The team that lost was filmed doing 3 minutes to a Korean exercise video, complete with bootie shakes! To end off the night, we watched a Hong Kong horror movie that wasn’t too scary (thank goodness!), which disappointed the guys.

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And of course I couldn’t resist bringing out my Polaroid camera for the occasion. First Moon Festival BBQ in Taiwan, good food and good fun! I had so much food this weekend but because of the typhoon, not enough exercise! Time to start looking into gym memberships…

Food Porn

Taipei, why do you have to be so full of temptations? There’s food at every street corner, and to make things worse,  it’s all food that I love!

When I was interning at Pingtung, food temptation was never really an issue. It took 15 minutes to bike to the nearest 7-11, and other than that, there really isn’t much to snack on. Yesterday I went for a stroll around Taipei (mostly in the Danshui area) and came home with fried chicken, red bean cakes (車輪餅), lemon green tea, and a box of donuts. That doesn’t even include the mango cream puff I had earlier.

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Feast your eyes, people! Mister Donuts has seasonal banana flavoured doughnuts right now. It’s aight~ My favourite is still the soy bean pon de ring. I miss their pon de kakuto.. Pon de rings… such yummy, chewy goodness!