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Easy Dumpling Wrapper | 簡單水餃皮

Easy Dumpling Wrapper | 簡單水餃皮

Here’s a recipe for those who wants to make some delicious dumplings from scratch but don’t know where to get dumpling wrapper(or too lazy to walk out the door because it’s too cold out<-ME). Just like the simple noodles, all you need is 3 ingredients […]

Eggplant Stir-fry with Basil | 塔香茄子

Eggplant Stir-fry with Basil | 塔香茄子

This savory, squishy eggplant dish spiced with lots of garlic and Thai basil is a classic stir-fry in Taiwan. Restaurants usually deep fry the eggplant to retain it’s magical deep purple color, continue reading to find out ways to keep the gorgeous purple without all […]

The Sri Lankan Breakfast 斯里蘭卡早餐

The Sri Lankan Breakfast 斯里蘭卡早餐

There might be a post following up with the title “the real Sri Lankan breakfast” as I am dining at a tourist restaurant right now.  But hey, it’s my first day, I want to ease my way into this crazy country.

我覺得等一下很可能會出現一篇叫做 “真的斯里蘭卡早餐”的文章,因為我今天選擇了一家專門供應觀光客的餐廳吃飯。我剛到嘛! 總是要先適應一下。

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According to the tourist restaurant named Dasu’s Hut, Sri Lankan breakfast comes with your choice of curry(chicken, beef or fish), and your choice of rotti or string hoppers.  (I had to Google what spring hopper was.)  Curry for breakfast?  Why not!

如果這家叫做 Dasu’s Place 的觀光客餐廳的消息是正確的話,斯里蘭卡人早餐是吃咖哩的!選擇雞/魚/牛咖哩 配 rotti(某種麵包類東東)或是string hoppers(其實我不太知道這是什麼, Google了一下好像是長得像米粉的東東)。付一杯熱咖啡或紅茶。

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I ordered the fish curry, with rotti.  Since Sri Lanka is famous for its tea, I also ordered a cup of tea.

我選擇了魚咖哩配 rotti。既然斯里蘭卡的茶這麼有名,副餐當然是茶嘍!

Tea is usually served with milk and sugar here.  I’m not a big sweet tooth so I’m having plain milk tea.

這裡的茶通常都會附上牛奶和糖,跟英國人的喝茶習慣一樣。不嗜甜的我只加了牛奶。 茶香很清新,不會澀澀的還不錯。

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The fish curry is quite a simple curry with various spices, curry leaf, chopped chili, onions and coconut milk.  The coconut flavor is strong, but light in texture.  It is mellow yet flavorful and delicious.  I just wanted to spoon it out of the bowl and eat it like a soup!

你大概會覺得什麼?!早餐吃咖哩?是真的,我大約7:30am就座,我也超愛咖哩所以,Why not?  魚咖哩其實是這簡單樸實的小料理。多種香料加上咖哩葉、洋蔥、辣椒魚塊和椰奶燉煮,味道豐富香甜。椰子味很濃卻又不膩有一種清香,雖然我點了中辣其實一點都不辣,老闆太小看我了。好吃到我想要用湯匙把他當湯來吃!但是不知道這樣是不是不禮貌 所以作罷。

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The rotti actually wasn’t  what I expected.  I expected the almost fluffy flat bread, but what I got are these cake like doughy bread.  It is made of whole wheat flour, green chili, lots of onions and a good pinch of salt.  It is flavorful on its own, and despite what the size may seem, it is quite filling.

我本來以為 rotti 會是有點蓬鬆的扁麵包,那種貼在爐子裡烤的。上菜時有點傻眼,居然長得像某種糕餅而且超級結實。全麥麵粉加上很多洋蔥、綠辣椒、鹽巴做成的,單吃就很有味道呢!不要看他好像小小的分量不大,其實很有飽足感的。

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Nagi Ramen

Nagi Ramen

Nagi Ramen You’ve probably tried black pasta before, but have you ever had black ramen? The “BlackKing” is sweet and flavorful, with the taste of fresh seafood. Made with pork-based broth seasoned with squid ink, black sesame and various spices. Makes your teeth and lips […]

Good Chews – PP.99 Cafe 品品99咖啡輕食

Good Chews – PP.99 Cafe 品品99咖啡輕食

PP99 Meatless chicken burger, wait…what?! PP99 漢堡、三明治、義大利麵是素是葷?傻傻分不清楚~ Another one of our favorites, PP99 has a decent size spot on the corner a block off the busy RuiAn street.  The first thing to notice is the roomy outdoor seating and quite large indoors as far as […]

Good Chews – 小樽早餐店 Otaru Tea

Good Chews – 小樽早餐店 Otaru Tea

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The big, little busy breakfast shop

好大好忙的小小早餐店!

On the busy street of Fuxing south road in Da’an district, this little breakfast shop attracts all the early, and late, morning commuters, and a bit of the lunch group.  The intimidating crowds come quickly, but are worked through quickly which can avoid stirring up those long line morning attitudes.

Stepping up to rattle off my order without the warming welcome feels quite rude from what I’m used to, but it does keep the orders moving when they’re busy.  Also considering I am writing this in english, I should point out that I don’t expect stepping up with english demands or “sign language” would go smoothly.  So grab the all-chinese menu and learn your order before the approach.

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Sitting on Fuxing road, south of the Da’an MRT station, it’s almost too convenient for most people in the area to not make a stop over at some point.  Look for the bright yellow front table on the East side of the road.

There is a small table and bar seating inside, along with a couple tables outside, happy to seat a small group.  Many early birds call-in their orders and take them to go.  The early morning also offers pre-made sandwiches to skip the line all together.  Make your selection, leave the change on the counter and be on your way.

And, the Food..

The menu offers much of the items you’d expect from a ‘simple’ little breakfast shop in the area, but with a couple perks good enough to make it a favorite of it’s class.

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Any of the sandwich options have a more generous portion of sauce and veggies to add to your meat and egg, cheese added on request.  You can feel like you are eating a real sandwich versus some of those bread and lettuce options out there.  A veggie sandwich actually includes the necessary variety to make a happy belly: lettuce, cucumber, tomato, corn, onion, sauce and egg.  Don’t forget to ask for cheese.

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The all amazing ‘dan bing,’ a simple food in nature, satisfies my tastes for a morning bite, although I’m not sure anyone can really “blow it out of the water”.  I’m not a fan of the undercooked options at other stops, although arriving at peak rush hour might encourage them to push food through a little faster.

The teas are in the mid-range on my scale, a little bit on the sweet side for my tastes.  Although, they also have ready made no-sugar options, hot or cold, ready to pour up and send out.  Their cold milk tea is always satisfying in the morning if you are a milk tea drinker.

The menu lists a wide “breakfast shop” variety of the common items for your sandwiches and ‘dan bings,’ along with noodles and other sides.

The club sandwich looks so delicious, I’m not sure why I’ve never tried it earlier: 好吃

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– SA

  • SA’s favorite: Veggie bagel sandwich, hot tea, no sugar.
  • Tiffany’s favorite: Ugh. I LOVE EVERYTHING. Club English muffin, pork sandwich/bagel or corn & cheese noodle “dan-bing”. Oh! And corn chowder (winter only).

小樽 / Otaru Tea

106, Taiwan, Taipei, Da’an Dist, Sec 2, Fuxing S Rd, 37-1

106台灣台北大安區二段復興南路,37-1 號

+886 2 2700 1131

Google Maps

Hours:

M-F  5:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sat    6:00 am – noon

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#卡辣雞三明治

小樽在復興南路上,從以前只有一個小門面的店到現在開在馥敦飯店隔壁的明亮店面都人潮不斷。

不管幾點去小樽,幾乎都人潮滿滿! 最近在附近的“找餐店”紅到不行,大家都在說它,可是其實如果要我選,我會選擇小樽。除了找餐店總是要排隊排很久外,個人覺得他們的餐點無法客製化是個敗筆(曾經嘗試要求製作辣醬漢堡被拒絕,可是我真的很愛辣醬,又不愛臘腸)。

在小樽,選擇主菜(肉類/蔬菜)後再選擇你想要的麵包做搭配,要加起司就加,真的比較合我意。而且他們麵包種類選擇也真的很豐富,有吐司,馬芬,漢堡包,貝果,千層燒餅,波蘿包;連蛋餅也有一般蛋餅和河粉蛋餅兩種!

愛吃菜的我,去大部分的傳統早餐店不管點什麼三明治我都會覺得好像有點單調,菜菜不夠,可是小樽絕對沒有這個問題,三明治、貝果等都被生菜、番茄、洋蔥塞爆! 當然如果你不愛吃生洋蔥可以叫他們不要加。

很多早餐店的三明治很乾,或是只有用半透明的“沙拉”稍稍的抹在吐司表面,小樽的三明治因為有青菜的滋潤,再加上他們的塔塔醬,沒有這個問題。

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#蔬菜貝果

他們的貝果系列更讓我驚豔,一整個被料塞到嘴巴要張到最大還沒有辦法一口咬下! 貝果裡面塗上正統的進口美乃滋,切達起司片,貝果外酥內軟,跟裡面的餡料達到完美的平衡。

點心類值得一提的是,他們有可樂餅耶!! 是那種日式滿滿綿密馬鈴薯和玉米的那種,一大早就可以吃到可樂餅有一種莫名的幸福感。

抓餅也是早餐店必備的,這裡的抓餅是九層塔口味的,煎的酥酥的抓餅加個起司和蛋,鹹鹹的帶著九層塔的香氣喚醒還沒睡醒的胃。

口渴嗎,小樽的特調奶茶跟三明治是絕配! 如果不愛奶茶,或不嗜甜的客官們可以點個無糖紅或無糖綠來喝~ 冬天還有玉米濃湯暖胃!

小樽,真的是我吃過的早餐店裡面最料多味美的,還沒吃過的朋友們快去試試看吧!

-Tiffany Alexandria

  • Tiffany Alexandria 的最愛: 什麼都好吃!!三明治料超多~ 推 總匯馬芬,豬排三明治/貝果還有玉米起司河粉蛋餅! 喔! 還有冬天限量的玉米濃湯~
  • SA 的最愛: 蔬菜貝果,熱茶 無糖

小樽 / Otaru Tea

106, Taiwan, Taipei, Da’an Dist, Sec 2, Fuxing S Rd, 37-1

106台灣台北大安區二段復興南路,37-1 號

+886 2 2700 1131

Google Maps

營業時間:

一~五  5:30 am – 1:00 pm

六    6:00 am – noon