Saturday, December 26, 2009

Aunt Stella's Coffee on Christmas Night

After a family filled Christmas feast yesterday, we decided to revisited Aunt Stella's Coffee. If we cannot go to place to dine in Taipei. On a warm or cold winter day hot fruit tea is wonderful, apple pie is great... My daughter and I, we had both apple pie for our desserts, it really awesome.
Russian beef and tomato soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Hot fresh baked bread
*Main Course*
Tagliatelle with shrimps in spicy tomato sauce
Linguine with chicken and porcini creamy sauce
Fillet grilled salmon served with rice and egg
Smoked salmon panini
*Drink and Desserts*
Aunt Stella's iced coffe
Hot fruit tea
Grapes and apple blended juice
Chocolate banana cake roll
Chiffon caramel cake
Apple pie
Aunt Stella's Coffee
2nd Floor Sogo Department Store Hsinchu City
Tel no: 03-5217680
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dinner at Flavors Swedish Restaurant

Re visited Flavors Swedish Restaurant our top and main choice European restaurants in Taipei, yesterday it was a good evening and special day to us. We had a good dinner on the cold winter night, surrounding with christmas lights, and christmas decor, christmas song it makes me feel at home with candle light dining room with great food. As we arrived, Ola and Stephanie and one of the waiter, they recognize us immediately. And brought us to the table, as we check the book menu she suggest us to try the hot red wine serve with some cookies and it is Swedish tradition to drink this hot red wine to warm the body during christmas. We did try some of their new menu, my daughter had a pork chop in apple sauce from his grand mother recipe back to his homeland in Sweden. The sweetness of the apple sauce is quite balance to the meat. Garnishing with: i'm not sure if toasted fruits with rhubarb and it was lovely.
We spend NT$1,500 per person because we upgrade of our 3 antipasto and 2 deserts. But every money we spend on our meal is worth with good satisfying meals not feeling neglected. And hey this is a real European Scandinavian foods not unlike the other French restaurant. Flavors doesn't make patrons feel like they are under dressed in an expensive French restaurant like many places do. Instead, it is comfortable and friendliness, nice place to enjoy the Savory of Flavors Swedish cuisine. In a honest opinion I couldn't make any negative comments on this restaurant, you should have to try this restaurant to know exactly what I mean and if you spend at least NT$1,000 in other restaurants in Taipei. Lunch or dinner set meal they always reach the standard and quality of fine dining and excellent service.
Hot red wine serve with cookies
Soup o the day "Curry and tomato soup"
Very appetizing assorted tepanades
Clove fried duck breast and cranberry sauce
Meatballs & new potato with brown sauce and lingonberry jam
Fresh salads
3x small bites
*Main Course*
Pork chop serve with carmelized and toasted fruits apple sauce
Home smoked salmon with dill fried new potato and herb garden sauce
Veal chops and truffle mashed potato with truffle sauce
Beef fillet wrapped in bacon serve with potato in green pepper sauce and garlic butter
*Dessert and Drink*
Rhubarb pie in vanilla sauce
Chocolate brownie serve with ice cream
Apple pie in vanilla sauce
Hot coffee
Address: Ren Ai Rd. Sec.4 No.13 Alley 26 Lane 300 (Taipei City)
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sixteenth Avenue Japanese Restaurant

My family and I have always had a wonderful experience at Sixteenth Avenue Japanese Restaurant. Yesterday, after my husband pick up my daughter in  Music School to celebrate her 12th year birthday. Thought we cannot reached on time to have a dinner in Taipei at "Flavors" during my husband working day and kids still have to go to school for the next day. And we booked for her on this coming saturday to dine in Swedish Restaurant  and to extend for her late birthday celebration and as gift from her father.
Sixteenth Avenue is located at Kuangfu Road Hsinchu at bus station and in-front of National Tsing Hua University. We knew this restaurant for decade now! They offer a clean and fresh sushi rolls, sashimi, tempura, the Japanese traditional set meal "bento" and more. Specially the sushi rolls here is quite very different in other restaurant. If you are looking for a nice traditional Japanese cuisine should try this restaurant. cards is not accepted here.
A combo of maki sushi plate
Black sticky rice maki sushi is always my favorite in this restaurant, every now and then.
Grilled saba
Salad with Japanese dressing
Deep fried tofu with bonito flakes
Temaki sushi roll
Chawan -mushi
As soon as we finish our meal in the restaurant, we went back home to blow her birthday cake.
Sixteenth Avenue Japanese Restuarant
414 Guangfu Road, Sec. 2, Hsinchu City, 300
Tel no: (03) 5530366

Monday, December 14, 2009

Creperie La Bretagne

When it comes the word La Bretagne the first thing on my mind is the "French crepes" If you like real french crepes, you definitely should try Creperie La Bretagne is the place to enjoy every sinful bites of crepes and galletes. They offer a set menu it starts with soup or salad-main course-desserts and drinks for a very cheap price. Try the buckwheat strawberry in condensed milk sauce with ice cream and black cherry condensed milk with ice cream anything else on offer is lovely. The main course is quite delicious, but as on our opinion crepes are more match for sweet flavor. Then the soup we didn't like it the taste of creamy onion soup. Notes:  make sure you have a money or cash on your wallet and credits cards are not accepted here, but..but..but no service charge is added. I will pick this restaurant on our choice, will loved to come back again because of the owner's good attitude and yummy crepes.
Creamy onion soup
*Main Course*
The goat cheese, salad  walnut and grapes
Traditional Alsace local dish with bacon, onion and cheese
Mushrooms with traditional French sauce
German sausage and cheese
*Dessert or Sweet Crepe*
Black cherry, condensed milk with brandy ice cream
Strawberry in condensed milk with vanilla ice cream
Hot Curacao latte coffee
Iced fruits tea
Creperie La Bretagne
No.7, Lane 38, Section 7. Jhongshan North Road, Shinlin District, Taipei City (Tienmu)
Tel no: 02-28749922