9. October 2009 18:08
Today, I went a trip to the opposite border across the river from Danshuei. There, in Bali, we ate a bunch of seafood with Joni's rotary club.
Although before we started our fish gluttony in the evening (which was not super big although still more than usual), we went for a walk and ate other stuff by the harbor and later went to see Shi-san Hang Museum of Archaeology.
Danshuei is on the other side.
That's oyster omelette. I had one before already, but it was not really good, because the restaurant barely put any egg in it. This one was way better. Try it.More...
20. September 2009 16:47
I just spended my whole weekend driving around with the rotary crew all of a sudden. An unforgettable experience I must say. Let me explain to you why.
First of all, Taiwanese people are crazy about karaoke. So when I got onto the tourbus and took my seat, I suddently found out that the vehicle was a driving karaoke bar. Unfortunately for me, my seat was just on top of the subwoofer.
This was not the only television, as you can see on the follow picture, the whole bus was pretty well equipped:
There were also a few very old english songs. I tried to sing Last Christmas with Joni, but the idiots who made the music for the karaoke-track on that one couldn't hold the rythm so we failed pretty bad. Just afterwards, we took another song, which is far superior: Sting and the Police with Every Breath You Take, and the whole bus applauded noisily when it was done. I think I did so-so, but of course that doesn't matter when it's the first time the people hear the famous white-haired european sing karaoke.
Okay, a lot of pictures are going to be in this post, so prevent it from being too spammy, I'm going to break it up here. Click into it to read on, really! More...
11. September 2009 18:32
Today, I went to Danshuei (or Danshui) in the evening with Joni.
There, she showed me the perfect place to go and eat superb seafood.
So, outside the restaurant, you can see all the seafood they serve, crawling and swimming around little boxes with water.
And when you get in, you go right through the kitchen and up through a tiny red stairway of a type which can be seen everywhere in Taipei, into a not super fancy eating room.
But then you put your teeth into crab meat, noodles, shrimps with wasabi (green mustard for japan-noobz), and really fresh and good tasting clams.
The crab meat is really great too, but hard to eat if you're not used to it.
I'm a quick learner though, so I found out after a while. The crab meat was not as fresh as the clams and shrimps, but still good. Come and try it damnit. I can take you there, the MRT is really close to the restaurant.
All this for just 1250 NT$. Thats around 38.5 US$ or 200 DKK. That is: delicious seafood dinner for two people, and actually, the crab meat cost us half of the total price, since crab meat is not inexpensive.
Perhaps someday I can provide you with the pronuncation with the latin alphabet. And with a bit of luck, I will continue my Danshuei story with some nice nighttime pictures i took of the fishermans warft and more tomorrow.