Snacks From Japan

最近從朋友和同事那裡得到不少各種各樣的日本零食。(大概很多人連假去日本玩吧?)打算來分享試吃心得,這樣我以後也記得該去買哪個來吃?

I recently got quite a few different kinds of Japanese stacks from friends and family. (Perhaps many of them went to Japan during the extended holidays) Here I am going to share how I rate them, so I can also remember which ones to buy in the future.

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▲chocolate baumkuchen kobe mini 巧克力年輪小蛋糕
 
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▲打開後的樣子 Here is what it looks like when it is opened

試吃起來覺得蠻普通的?

巧克力醬如果改成Nutella應該會加分吧?

評分:2/5

It tasted so-so ?

It would probably be better if they change chocolate to Nutella. ?

Rating: 2/5

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▲ 茶賓 ??京都辻利兵衞  Cha-Hin Matcha Langue de Chat

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▲抹茶餅乾夾著抹茶巧克力  Matcha cookie with matcha chocolate.

因為碎了,所以先單吃了一小角的抹茶餅乾,濃郁的抹茶味在嘴裡散開,帶點苦味。下一口完整的嘗試抹茶餅乾和抹茶巧克力的結合。好好吃!甜甜的抹茶巧克力和苦苦的抹茶餅乾完美的結合!吃完後嘴裡還餘留著濃濃茶味。默默加入下次去日本的必買名單?

評分5/5

Since it is already cracked, I ate a corned of the matcha cookie first. The flavorful matcha smll spread in my mouth along with a little bitterness. The next bite I tried eating the matcha cookie and matcha chocolate together. So delicious! The sweet matcha chocolate and bitter matcha cookie is made for each other! It leaves a flavorful matcha taste even after you finish the cookie. This is a must buy for my next trip to Japan.

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▲Fujiya Amaou Strawberry

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▲草莓風味果子 Strawberry cake

外型很簡單平凡。但吃下去卻覺得不簡單,草莓味很濃,而且不會乾乾的,中間濕軟感覺像是包了濃縮果汁。

評分4/5

Contrary to its simplistic appearance, the taste is unlike that of a regular snack. It has a strong strawberry taste and it is not dry, the middle is moist and soft and kind of feel like it contains condensed strawberry juice.

Rating 4/5

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▲Maple Cheese Cake

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▲打開後表面那層焦焦的部分看起來好好吃! The slightly burnt surface looks so good!

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 ▲咬下去,楓糖味好濃郁,加上裡面的cream,整體搭配還算濕軟順口。 When I took a bite, it was full of maple sugar flavor, along with the cream, it is quite moist and goes down easy.

只是我不愛裡面有點鹹鹹的cream,我覺得不夠香?

評分:2/5

I did not like the salty cream on the inside, doesn’t smell good enough for me. ?

Rating: 2/5

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▲Royce’ Pure Chocolate

包裝是透明的,可以讓你看到裡面。巧克力入口即化,口感又濃又純。讓我想試試看Royce的生巧克力是不是更厲害?

評分:4/5

The packaging is transparent and you can see the inside. The chocolate melts in your mouth with a flavorful taste. This made me want to try Royce’s dark chocolate to see if its even better.

Rating: 4/5

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▲美冬抹茶巧克力  Matcha Chocolate with Matcha Cream

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▲最近天氣太熱,巧克力融化了。?   Since the weather is too hot, the cholcolate has melted

美冬抹茶巧克力裡面是千層酥,中間夾著厚厚的抹茶巧克力,一口咬下,層次分明的千層內餡就在口中化開,抹茶巧克力不甜不膩。但如果抹茶味再濃一點會更好!

評分:3/5

The inside of Matcha Chocolate with Matcha Cream is mille-feuille. It sandwiched a thick layer of matcha chocolate. The layered texture chocolate starts melting in your mouth. The matcha chocolate is not too sweet, but would be better if the matcha taste is stronger.

Rating: 3/5

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▲神戸カフェショコラ branchette

Kobe cafe chocolat branchette

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▲巧克力夾心酥,

吃起來還好,巧克力味道不濃郁

評分2/5

Tasted meh, the chocolate was not flavorful enough.

Rating: 2/5

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▲Langue de Chat cookies. Kobe Okamoto. Chocolate House巧克力夾心餅乾

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▲餅乾裡面夾著厚厚一層牛奶巧克力. 看起來就很好吃! 一口咬下有點硬的餅乾 (但我就是愛脆脆硬硬的口感, 一入口中間的牛奶巧克力就化開! 整個好吃到要撒花 <3 大推薦!
The cookie has a thick layer of milk chocolate, looks delicious! The cookie was slightly hard (but I love hard and crispy texture in general), the milk chocolate melts in your mouth! So delicious <3 I highly recommend this!

評分5/5

Rating: 5/5

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▲Salted Butter Caramel Crunch Chocolate

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▲這款餅乾和名字一樣,鹹鹹的焦糖脆餅乾,脆脆的餅乾我喜歡,大小剛好一口。
The cookie is just like its name, the caramel is salty and the cookie is cripsy, you can eat it all with one bite.

評分4/5

Rating: 4/5

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▲ Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory 牛奶起司餅乾

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▲樣子和有名的白色戀人長得一樣,不過裡面夾的不是白巧克力而是起司。甜甜的蜂蜜餅乾配上鹹香滑順的起司,超好吃!感覺可以配酒一起吃?
The apperance is similar to the well-known Shirio Koibito. However, the inside is cheese instead of white chocolate. The sweet honey cookie and salty cheese tasted so delicious together! Feel like it would go well with alcohol ?

評分5/5

Rating: 5/5


 

【板橋】皇家傳承牛肉麵__#冠軍牛肉麵 #清燉牛肉麵 #紅燒牛肉麵

 

皇家傳承牛肉麵-新北市
Royal House Beef Noodle Soup – New Taipei City


 

天氣冷的時候,吃一碗熱騰騰的牛肉麵也是一個不錯的選擇。

晚餐和爸爸媽媽來吃皇家傳承牛肉麵

他們有五個分店, 可以點這裡去查看不同分店地址.

When its cold outside, eating a bowl of hot beef noodle soup is quite a nice choice. Today, I came with my parents to have the “Royal-House Beef Noodle Soup”. They have stores in 5 different locations, you can check here for the addresses.

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這次來的是位在板橋重慶路的分店

We ate at the store located at Banqiao Chongcing Rd.

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一進門就看到滿滿的獎盃!

看來他們的牛肉麵真的不簡單

When you walk in, you can see the numerous awards this place has won. Looks like the beef noodle soup should be amazing!

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▲墻上的菜單

The menu on the wall

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既然來了當然要點這裡的冠軍牛肉麵~

爸爸決定試試看–現炸新鮮排骨麺

Since I am here, of course I am going to order the award-winning beef noodle soup. However, my dad decided to try Pork Chop noodle soup.

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小菜都放在冰箱裡,讓大家自取 (一盤 $ 30)

There are self-serving appetizers stored in the fridge. (30$ per dish)

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醬油膏和醋都是自己另外淋上去,大家可以根據自己喜好來加。

小菜整體感覺蠻普通

You can add the condensed soy sauce and vinegar to your taste.

To me, the appetizers are nothing special.

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茶的部分也是自取,店家無限量供應南投烏龍茶

Tea is also self serving, the store offers free unlimited Nantou Oolong Tea.

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茶很濃,很好喝,難怪會有人來買茶

The tea is strong and delicious, no wonder people come here only to buy tea.

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▲2012年冠軍紅燒牛肉麵 (中 $200)

得獎的牛肉果然和一般的不一樣!半筋半肉的牛肉很嫩,就算是牙齒不好的人也和適合。

湯頭不會很鹹, 以紅燒來說, 算滿清淡的,

吃完之後也不會口渴(應該是沒有放味精,我是一個吃到味精會很容易口渴的人)

麵有四種可以挑選:家常、陽春、細麵、冬粉。今天我選的是陽春麵.

Beef Noodle Soup that won 1st place in the  2012 contest. (Medium costs $200)

Award winning Beef Noodle Soup  tastes out of this world. The half-tendon half-beef is very tender, even suited for those with bad teeth.

Even though its braised, the soup was not salty. I was not thirsty at all after finishing the noodle-soup. (I tend to get thirsty when I consume MSG, so perhaps the dish is MSG-free)

You can also choose from 4 different kinds of noodle: home-style, plain, thin, glass. I choose the plain noodle for today.
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愛吃酸菜的我,一定要加上滿滿的酸菜!他們的酸菜不會很酸,個人喜歡酸一點的!

I can’t say how much I love pickled cabbage, therefore, I put a massive amount of pickled cabbage on my beef-noodle soup. Their pickled cabbage is not very sour though, I personally like pickled cabbage to be more sour.

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▲爸爸排骨麵的排骨是另外裝盤

排骨有先醃過,我覺得有點太咸了, 個人比較推薦牛肉麵

My dad’s pork chop noodle soup’s pork chop came on the side.

the pork chop was marinated first, I personally feel its a bit on the salty side, I would recommend the beef-noodle soup over this.

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▲廚房重地 歡迎參觀

Important kitchen, but open for tour.

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頭等獎的獎牌

Award for winning first-place.

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店員很勤勞的補紙巾和插乾淨辣椒醬罐,這些小小的細節讓人感受到店家的用心

整體來說200塊的冠軍牛肉麵很值得來吃,

而排骨麵不是我的菜。

店家服務很好,而且整家店很乾淨,對用餐體驗加蠻多分的!

The waitresses works hard to replenish napkins and clean condiments bottles. These small details is what separates a great restaurant from a good restaurant.

Overall, the 200$ beef-noodle soup was worth its value, and the pork-chop noodle soup is just does not suit my taste. The service was great, the restaurant was clean, which just adds to an already wonderful meal experience.


重慶店

地址(Address) : 新北市板橋區重慶路220-1號
電話(Phone) : (02) 2956-3718
營業時間(Hours) :AM11:00~PM9:00


 

【龍潭】白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡__浪漫希臘風 #賞夜景 #拿鐵

白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡-龍潭
White Fence Mediterranean View Cafe – Longtan


在龍潭的一等賞茶餐廳用餐完, 我們一群人轉戰到車程5分鐘左右的白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡繼續閒聊.
因為這裡沒有用餐時間限制,所以大家可以盡情的聊天!

After dining at the Best 01 Tea Garden, we drove  to ‘White Fence Mediterranean View Cafe’ that is 5 minutes away to continue chatting. Since there is no time-limit here, we can chat for as long as we like.
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▲白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡位在桃園龍潭與楊梅交界處的乳姑山(那天一直下雨霧濛濛的,真的不是像素不高???)

The cafe is located at rugu mountain, the border of Longtan, Taoyuan and Yangmei, Taoyuan. (It was a rainy and foggy day, not because of low pixels ???)

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▲門口有幾隻木頭做的乳牛,在濕氣那麼重的台灣,感覺很難保養它們

The entrance has a couple cow made from wood. Since Taiwan is so damp, I would imagine it’s hard to take care of them.

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▲紅色的麋鹿 Red moose

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▲一進門的右邊就可以看到滿滿一排的多肉植物. 肥肥的多肉植物真的好有療癒感!這些多肉植物可以買回家喔:)
When you enter the restaurant, you can see rows of succulent plants on your right. Staring at the cute succulent plants really do have a mind-healing power! By the way, you can buy these succulent plants to take home 🙂 

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▲進門的左邊就是櫃檯. 櫃檯上的水果,看起來都好新鮮
On the left side of the entrance, you can find the counter. The fruits in the display case looks really fresh.

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▲白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡,就像它的名字一樣是以地中海希臘風格的裝潢為主軸。藍白的主色調讓人感覺很放鬆,彷彿置身希臘。
Since its called ‘White Fence Mediterranean View Cafe, the decoration is a Mediterranean Greece style. The white and blue coloring is relaxing, almost like being in Greece yourself.

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▲櫃檯旁邊的牆壁上還做成窗戶的樣子,外頭的景色也是地中海希臘風景。感覺我是住在屋子裡的人,正在往外看風景。
Next to the cashier, they put up fake windows on the wall. The outside view is also Mediterranean Greece view. This makes me feel like I am living in a house looking at the view outside.

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▲在靠近窗邊的檯子上,放著兩排小小的地中海希臘建築模型,還有大嘴鳥,好迷你可愛。這些模型和整家店的風格相呼應!
Close to the window, there is also 2 rows of Greece-style architecture models, and also Bird with big mouth. So mini and cute!. These models are very fitting to the overall cafe’s ambience. 

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▲除了藍白小房子 店內還擺了一艘獨木舟,獨木舟上也被細心裝飾。
Besides the white and blue house, the care also has a decorative canoe, the canoe is also decorated with frogs.

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▲這邊不時會有駐唱歌手來表演。我們那天可能因為天氣不佳,店裡客人少,所以也沒有駐唱歌手。
Seems like there are singers that would perform here. I am guessing with the terrible weather and not many customers, there isn’t a singer performing for the day.1

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▲廁所的牌子, 我試著Google, 但還是不知道Yuvaikwv 是哪國語言
The bathroom sign, I tried google but I still have no idea what language is Yuvaikwv in.

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▲白圍牆的菜單。低消是每人至少點一種品項,不過沒有服務費喔。店家提供的餐點選擇很多:排餐、義大利麵、燉飯,火鍋、點心類,各種各樣的飲料。
White fence’s menu. Everyone needs to order at least one item from the menu, but no tip required. There is an abundance of choices here:  steak, pasta, risotto, hot pot, desserts, drinks.

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▲桂圓紅棗茶 Longan and red date tea $220

茶壺裡的料很多~喝的出紅棗香和桂圓的甜味! 喝完的話旁邊可以免費加熱水 🙂 不過如果能夠提供小蠟燭直接加熱會更好。
You can taste the Longan and red date’s sweetness from the tea. You can add hot water when you finish the tea. However, it would be even better if they can provide small candles for us to heat directly.

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▲原味拿鐵 Latte $150

原味拿鐵的糖會另外放在旁邊給需要更甜的客人自行加入. 整體喝起來是好喝但印象不深的拿鐵.
Overall is good, but nothing special.

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▲白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡也有很多戶外座位,但當天天氣實在太糟糕,能見度只有五米吧。遠方的景色根本看不到!如果天氣好這裡的景色應該是蠻棒的,很寬闊的視野加上沒什麼光害!
The White Fence Mediterranean View Cafe also have lots of outdoor seatings. However, the weather was just way too terrible that day with almost zero visibility. I cannot see any view at all. On a nice day, the view here should be amazing.


白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡 ‘White Fence Mediterranean View Cafe’

地址 (Address):桃園縣龍潭鄉楊銅路2段688之1號
No. 688-1, Section 2, Yangtong Rd, Longtan District, Taoyuan City, 325

電話 (Phone) :(03)4707979

營業時間 (Hours):12PM~2AM

白圍牆地中海景觀咖啡臉書


 

【龍潭】壹等賞景觀茶園__欣賞茶園風光 #家族聚餐 #朋友聚會

壹等賞景觀茶園 – 龍潭
Best 01 Tea Garden – Longtan


 

228連假的家族聚餐, 大家選在壹等賞景觀茶園, 因為大家都住在不同地方,有的台北,有的新竹。這裡對於整個家族來說算是個中間點的餐廳. 更重要的是, 那裡很寬敞, 適合”溜小孩” ?

餐廳的路標有點小,開車的朋友要注意不要錯過。

Our family has decided on the Best01 Tea Garden for our family dinner during the 228 vacation. This is mainly due to all of us living all over the place such as Taipei, Hsinchu, etc… This is kind of like the midpoint for all of us. More importantly, the restaurant is spacious and very kid-friendly.

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▲從網路上得知,壹等賞景觀茶園已經有四代的歷史。
主人的曾祖父曾因種植和製作的茶葉獲得特等獎,當時日語稱之為「一等賞」 。所以才將此餐廳命名為「壹等賞景觀茶園」。

According to the internet, the Best 01 Tea Garden already has a history of 4 generation of owners. The current owner’s great-grandfather was awarded a special reward for his homegrown tea leaves. The reward was called ‘Number one award’ in Japanese, so they named this restaurant Best 01 Tea Garden.

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▲ 一進餐廳的左邊就是一大片茶園

When you enter the restaurant, you can see a large tea field on the left side.

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▲餐廳的大門

The restaurant’s main entrance.

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▲大門旁邊是菜單

菜單上面有些菜旁邊貼有紅色點點,是店家推薦的招牌菜色,若來吃單點的朋友,可以考慮這些有標記的菜色哦 🙂

Here is the menu next to the main entrance. The red-dots on the menu are what the restaurant recommends. If you come here to order individual dishes, you can consider these dishes with red dot.

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▲整個餐廳的景觀造景很漂亮,看得出主人的用心

The restaurant’s scenery is quite pretty, you can tell how much effort the owner put into this.

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▲帥氣的看門狗

The restaurant’s handsome guard dog

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▲  我們今天選擇5000塊 店家配好的桌菜

For this family occasion, we chose the 5000NT pre-decided family-style courses.

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▲養生茶油拌飯
用茶油將青江菜與飯拌在一起  米粒分明拌上清香茶油 , 吃起來不會覺得油膩, 反而是爽口清香, 而且米飯還很Q 軟

Rice with Tea Oil.

Bok Choy mixed with tea oil. The rice does not stick to one another and does not taste oily with the tea oil. It actually is quite refreshing and the rice is soft.

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▲三星蔥油雞

雞肉緊實, 只是味道稍顯不足

baked chicken with scallions

The chicken meat is tight, but its a little bit bland.

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▲上肘壹等賞

外酥內嫩, 豬腳皮烤的金黃油亮!裡面肉很入味多汁, 也很下飯耶!

Pork Feet

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The meat is also quit juicy and good with rice.

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▲和風燻雞沙拉

這道菜我很喜歡, 沙拉裡面有蘋果塊和芭樂塊,吃起來很清爽,

還有堅果, 讓口感更為有嚼勁

配上和風醬, 很爽口.

Japanese-Style Chicken Salad

I really like this dish, the salad also contains pieces of apple and mango, quite a refreshing taste. It also contains almonds to add a chewy texture. With the Japanese-style dressing, it taste even better!

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▲蜜排海鮮捲

蜜汁排骨, 不油膩, 排骨炸的酥脆, 淋上特調蜜汁, 很受小朋友歡迎。

海鮮捲是用麵粉油炸包覆,在切半擺盤,海鮮捲可吃到整個海鮮花枝在裡頭,料多扎實。

Roasted Pork and Seafood Roll

The crisply fried pork is not oily and glazed with their house special sauce is a popular dish for the kids.

The seafood roll is covered with fried flour. You can taste the fresh squid inside the roll, the roll is filled with lots of ingredients.

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▲鮮蝦螺絲捲

因為我對蝦子過敏, 所以沒試蝦子.

螺絲捲是銀絲卷拿去炸, 外酥內嫩很好吃

shrimp with dinner rolls

I am allergic to shrimp, so I didn’t try them. For the rolls, its fried silver-threaded rolls, quite tasty due to a crispy outside and soft inside.

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▲起司焗南瓜

在一堆中式料理中出現這道滿西式的料理, 讓人驚奇

外面焗烤起司會牽絲, 小表妹很喜歡耶, 最後是她把周圍的起司全部吃完

Roast pumpkin with cheese

Quite surprised to find a western style dish in the midst of Chinese dishes.

My little cousin really like the stringy cheese and finished all the cheese that is on the edge of bowl.

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▲當令炒時蔬

炒山蘇, 油油亮亮的看起來很上相, 炒得剛好不會太老

Stir-Fry Seasonal Vegetable

Stir-Fry Nest fern, quite pretty and cooked just right.

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▲東方美人魚

清蒸魚,以東方美人茶入菜, 魚很大很新鮮

Oriental Beauty Fish

Steamed Fish with Oriental Beauty Tea. Quite large and fresh!

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▲何首烏雞鍋

湯頭清香,還不錯喝

Chicken soup with Fallopia multiflora

Smells and taste nice 🙂

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▲美味甜點-拔絲地瓜.

一上桌, 大家就搶著將拔絲地瓜泡在旁邊的冰水裡.

泡過冰水的拔絲地瓜, 因為糖漿遇冷會凝固, 所以外皮脆脆的, 咬下去裡面地瓜鬆軟溫熱.

小朋友大家搶著吃

Delicious dessert – chunked sweet potato topped with hot malt sugar

When this dish came, everyone immediately put the sweet potatoes inside the ice cold water on the side. When the sweet potatoes’ coat of hot malt sugar is immersed in cold water, it will solidify. This caused the sweet potato to be crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. This is another favorite for the kids.

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▲四季水果

Seasonal Fruits

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▲從停車場旁的小路一路走來

The path from the parking lot to the restaurant

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▲看到剛盛開的山櫻花, 感覺到春天快來了

Feels like Spring is coming with the blossoming flowers.

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▲這隻企鵝是魚飼料販賣機, $10 一盒

This Penguin is actually a fish feed vending machine. 10NT per box.

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▲表妹餵魚餵得好開心

Cousin is quite happy feeding the fish.

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▲魚池里的鯉魚都超級超級超級胖!超誇張!

但也可以證明店家生意很好~很多遊客來餵魚, 才可以把它們餵得那麼胖

Its ridiculous how chubby the pond’s carps are! But this also means that this restaurant has a good flow of customers to feed these carps.

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▲魚池旁邊有適合下午茶的桌椅

吃完飯,可以坐在這裡聊天喝茶。(如果不是因為下雨, 應該這裡會坐的滿滿的)

There are tables and chair next to the pond which is well suited for afternoon tea. You can drink tea and chat here after your meal. (However, it was raining that day, otherwise this place would most likely be crowded)

期待下次天氣好的時候來, 感覺會有不一樣的體驗.

推薦這裡給想家族聚餐的朋友, 這裡的菜色很適合長輩 🙂

I hope I get to come here when the weather is nicer, I feel the experience would be quite different. I would recommend this place to anyone that has a family dinner coming up, the dishes here is quite suited for the elders. 🙂


壹等賞觀景茶園
Best 01 Tea Garden

電話(Phone):(03)411-6700
地址(Address):桃園縣龍潭鄉高原村中原路二段170巷93弄58號
營業時間 (Hours):11:00~14:00,17:30~20:30 (每週二公休)


【台北信義區, 捷運市政府站】三井Cuisine M__精緻日式料理 #omakase

三井Cuisine M – 日本料理 – 台北


 

(第一次造訪 三井Cuisine M.)

年假我來了 ?

好久沒有過年了,至從去美國當留學生後算一算我已經六年沒有在家過年了!對於久違的在家過年感到異常興奮???

放年假的第一天就用美食來犒賞自己?

犒賞的美食就選定三井系列的Cuisine M。

上網先做了一下功課,發現三井集團下面有7個分店:

三井本館、上乘三井、三井極壽司(農安街)、明水三井、三井選品(明水路)、三井料理美術館(敦化南路)、三井 cuisine m(信義店)。每一家的Menu都不太一樣(但應該都很好吃?)最後決定選擇位在信義計畫區的Cuisine M。

Cuisine M位在信義區花旗大樓一樓的Lobby服務台右側的小門中,大門看起來很不起眼,推開門口感覺進入一個不一樣的世界。

餐廳裡面採用黑色調加上挑高寬敞的空間設計顯得整個餐廳華麗又低調。

點餐可以單點或者選固定價位的omakase,師傅會根據當日食材來進行搭配。

我們當天選擇一個人$1500的午餐套餐。Yay~~ Chinese New Year Vacation~!

Yay~~ Chinese New Year Vacation~!?

Its been a while since my last Chinese New Year vacation. How time flies! 6 years have passed I left Taiwan to study in the states. I am quite excited for the long-awaited Chinese New Year vacation with family in Taiwan!

What better to kick-off the Chinese New Year vacation with delicious food? We have chosen 三井(Matsui) Cusine M as the New Year treat. We first did our homework online and found that Matsui Corp has 7 restaurants. You can check them out here. The menu of each restaurant is quit differnet (I’m sure it’s tasty). We decided to give Cuisine M a try.

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放筷子的金色架子好精緻,完全呼應了整間的氛圍。

The golden chopstick holder is well made, perfect compliment to the atmostphere.

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第一道料理是生魚片。

服務生介紹我們從白色的肉吃到深色的肉。

The first dish is sashimi, the server was also kind enough to suggest us to eat from lighter-colored fish to darker-colored fish.

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每一片生魚片都切得大小適中,剛好一口一片。重點是都好新鮮,入口即化!

Every piece of sashimi was perfectly cut, so fresh and melts in your mouth.

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第二道料理是烤明蝦。

蝦肉很甜很Q彈,蝦頭裡面還有滿滿的膏!

The second dish is roasted prawns. It was sweet and chewy, the prawn head is also filled with paste.

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第三道料理是香煎鱈魚

表皮煎的酥脆,配上味增醬,讓人停不下來!

The third dish is fried cod with miso sauce. The skin is quite crispy, and I just could not stop eating

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鮑魚做成的日式沙拉很爽口開胃,而且鮑魚已經都先切好, 吃起來很方便.

The abalone japanese-style salad was very appetizing. The abalone was already cut and easy to consume.

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Cuisine M不僅海鮮鮮甜好吃,煎牛排也讓人驚艷!外焦內軟的牛排超好吃!完全不需要旁邊的沾醬。

Ok, not only has Cusine M impressed me with its seafood, I was equally stunned with the steak. The crispy but tender steak was very delicious. To be honest, the steak sauce was completely unnecessary.

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手卷是現做現上,這樣才可以吃到脆脆的海苔,好貼心?

The hand roll was made and served right away so we can eat it while the seeweed is still crispy. Good service!

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最後一道是干貝豆腐湯。 很清爽,豆腐有種特殊的口感,綿綿的,感覺得出主廚的用心。

The last main dish is scallop tofu soup. It is very refreshing and the tofu has a special spongy texture to it. I can taste how Chef has put much attention and thought into this dish.

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最後以招待的水果,蛋糕,和咖啡劃下完美的句點???

吃完後心裡默默的決定以後一定還要再來光臨三井餐廳!

Finally, the night was finished with fruit, cake, and coffee. The perfect ending to the perfect meal. ???

I am sure I will be back for more of this goodness!


 

三井CUISINE M

地址:台北市松智路1號1樓

電話:02-2345-1101

官網:http://www.mitsuitaipei.com.tw/

Blue Apron Experience

Blue Apron Experience

I’ve been hearing about this blue apron ‘meal’ delivery service from friends and families for quite some time now. It is finally the time for me to try! For those that don’t know what Blue Apron is, they deliver boxes of measured out fresh ingredients to you weekly for you to cook based on step on step instructions they provide on recipe cards.

我最近一直從我朋友親戚那聽到藍圍裙有多好,現在我終於可以自己嘗試看看了! 如果你不知道藍圍裙是什麼,他們每個禮拜會寄一箱已經量好的新鮮食材,你只要跟從他所附的食譜而做就好。

There are 2 delivery options for Blue Apron, I opted for the $59.99 for three meals serving two people each. There is another option meant for a larger family. Note: there is currently no single option which I would of prefer, but I guess is not worth for Blue Apron to ship.

藍圍裙有兩個計畫可以選擇,我選了美金60快的三餐(兩人份)。另外一個計劃是比較給大家庭的。其實如果藍圍裙有一人份的計畫,我想我應該更適合我。但可能對他麼來說運輸費不划算吧。

Disclaimer: Its not that I don’t cook, but sometimes I am just way too lazy to decide what to eat, look up recipe, drive to a local grocery store, find and pick the ingredients, prep and cook. I bolded ‘decide what to eat’ as this is the biggest problem I and probably a lot of people have. This is why Blue Apron seems perfect for me. Everything is already decided and measured out, and I can just turn on cruise control mode to prep the meal! This is awesome when my day is busy.

我想要先澄清一點,我不是完全不煮飯的人,但是我有時真的超級宇宙無敵懶的想要吃什麼、找食譜、買菜、選菜、備菜、跟煮飯。對我來說"想要吃什麼"真的是一大問題 (我想很多人都是吧 XD)
這就是為什麼我覺得藍圍裙還蠻適合我的,所有的一切都已經決定好跟量好,我可以開啟我的自動模式放鬆的準備餐點!這真的是救星,尤其在很忙的一天後。

The first thing I want to talk about is customer service. Unfortunately, onTrac decide not to deliver the blue apron package on the day of. When I called blue apron, they were very apologetic and add a meal credit to my blue apron account right away. 5 star customer service right here!

我想要先說他們的顧客服務,因為貨運公司沒有在當天把藍圍裙的包裹給送到我家。我打給藍圍裙的時候,他們一直。表示歉意直接在給我一個免費的餐點。非常非常好的顧客服務。

Blue Apron

The box came a day later (quite beaten up 🙁 ), even though ice pack is still mostly impact and box is quite cold, the customer service advise against using the ingredient as they can’t be sure it is still fresh. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t cook it right? I decided to cook and not consume the result.

包裹下一天到了,其實裡面的冰袋都還沒融化而且還蠻冰的,但顧客服務跟我建議還是不要用裏面的食材因為他們不確定還新不新鮮。我想了想,雖然食材可能有問題,但我還是可以煮阿,不要吃就好 XD.

blue apron recipe

blue apron recipe back

Inside the box you will find 3 recipes with step-by-step instructions. I would suggest you read ALL of the instruction first before starting to cook. It may ask you to prepare another thing while something is cooking. Also at least for me, it took longer to prep and cook than the estimated time on the recipe sheet. I’ve decided to try the “Seared Cod & Udon Noodles” as my first recipe!

包裹裡面你也會發現三張食譜卡。我會建議先把所有的步驟先看一遍才開始準備煮,因為他有時會叫你在一個鍋在煮的時候準備其他的食材。對了,至少我在煮這些料理時,比他食譜上寫的估計時間久很多。我第一個料理就選了燒烤鱈魚烏龍麵。

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blue apron ingredient

Inside the box, you will find all the ingredients clearly labeled and measured out. The recipe sheet also tell you how to prep individual ingredients.  Note: you will need to prepare you own olive oil, salt, and pepper.

另外在包裹裡面,你會發現每個食材都標籤的很清除也都量好量了。食譜卡也會跟你講如何準備每道食材。對了,你唯一需要準備的是橄欖油,鹽跟胡椒。

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The cooking process was as easy as it can be. I also learn new things such as rice flour on the cod fillet. Note: Even though this dish doesn’t have any ‘fancy’ ingredients, but I do see some ingredients I have never seen in the other 2 recipe and I cannot wait to try them out another time.

煮飯的過程真的非常非常的簡單。同時我也學了像鱈魚裹黏米粉的新技巧們。雖然說這一道料理沒有什麼特別的食材,但其他兩個食譜我有看到一些我沒用過的食材,非常的期待用到他們的時候 :)

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And here is the final product:

(Drumroll…)

最後要來看成果了

(鼓聲)

Ok, this is probably one of the more complicated meal I have cooked. What is good is that I can just follow the recipe again (although I do have to go grocery shopping). Unfortuantely since the cod may have gone bad so I only took a small bite. But boy, it was delicious. I was quite tempted to finish the dish.

OK, 其實這應該是我平常煮算比較複雜的一餐。而且我可以很輕易的在跟從食譜卡再煮一遍 (但是要去買菜就是了)可惜因為鱈魚可能沒有那麼新鮮了,所以我只小嘗一口,但那一口真的是天堂阿~~~ 比我平常煮的好吃多了。害我真的很想把兩人份的全部吃完。

Overall, I would most likely opt for blue apron service from time to time. I am very impressed by the customer service, packaging, recipe. I also like I was able to check out the menu and recipe beforehand before jumping it or skip orders (No Commitment!!). You also have some menu customization per week. (You have 6 to choose 3 but only in certain combinations) 10$ per meal is reasonable. Probably slightly more expensive than shopping for your own grocery, but cheaper than most restaurants.
Look forward to cooking and learning more with Blue Apron!!

最後,我想我應該還是會偶而利用藍圍裙的服務。我對他們的顧客服務,包裝,食譜都非常的滿意。而且我也可以事先知道每一周的食譜再決定我是不是要煮還是跳過一個禮拜(沒有綁約!)每個禮拜你也有一點選擇(每個禮拜有六個食譜可以選三個,但有限一些組合)十塊錢一餐對我來說還算合理,也許比自己買菜要來的貴,但一定比大部分的餐廳還要便宜。期待更多藍圍裙的料理跟學習!!

official webiste/官網: www.blueapron.com