On route to a location which shall be revealed later, we stopped by Incheon Airport, which is a fantastic airport to transit in, IMO, cos of the vast array of shops and wonderful Korean food, not to mention my favorite Doughnut Plant :)
Creme Brulee Doughnut ... delish!
Brooklyn Blackout Doughnut ... this is my favorite! It's got such a lovely rich chocolatey taste with a cake-like texture ... drool!!!
My friend, D, had been raving about this place, Sonoma, when she was still living in Taipei, so I had been wanting to come here for the longest time. Yesterday, hubby invited me for a lunch date there as he was around the area. So, off I went (with my new Chanel purse I might add :)) on a bus to Sonoma's.
We ordered 2 set lunches:
Crabcake and ...
Green Pea Soup
Teppanyaki Steak ... Delish!!!
Chicken with herbs
Creme Brulee, and ...
Molten Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream ... YUM!
The food here was really good! I'll definitely be going back for more!
Came across these gorgeous bluish green Amazonite stonesthe other day, and couldn't resist getting some white jade to make this long single strand necklace that can be worn in a few ways.
Wound round your wrist in many layers, it can be worn as a bracelet ...
Or as a triple layer necklace in varying lengths ...
Or triple layer in the same length ...
Semi-preciousstonesare believed to have healing and metaphysical properties, and Amazonite is said to give courage, ability to see things from another perspective, calm one's emotions and soothe nerves, and enhance creativity and the ability to express oneself. Also believed to be worn for happier married life. It was one of the gems worn by ancient Egyptians. White jade is believed to help concentration and focus.
Ifirsthadsimilar rollsatthis Taiwanese Teppanyaki restaurant called 三太. They pride themselves in serving up unique and delicious yet healthy food. While the portions were literally bite-sized (served in Chinese spoons), there were so many courses, we were stuffed by the end of the meal. Certainly one of the more memorable restaurants in Taipei that I've been too.
So this is my version (they used beef, while I substituted with pork):
Green Chili, which is rolled up inside the pork slices:
My version of the Taiwanese dish - "Cang Ying Tou":
For dessert, we had some of this Taiwanese pastry. This is a traditional Taiwanese pastry with mochi and bean paste. And no, it's not mouldy ... it's green cos it's green tea flavoured :)
I've been following this blog: Cupcakesandcashmere, and ever since I saw the jewelry she made (visit her Etsy shop here), I've been thinking of having one myself. Just look at these gorgeous raw crystal clusters! I can't help but admire the natural beauty of these stones, and in such lovely hues!
The skies were grey in Taipei today due to the sandstorms in mainland China. Coincidentally, there were other different shades of grey to be seen during our day out ...
Grey cats! (These beauties were lounging at the window display of an art shop in Taipei - apparently the owner loves cats so these "cultured" furbabies have the entire shop to prowl around in)
Anadorable grey schnauzer named "Mei Mei"! The very discriminating female bounded up to hubby the moment he stepped into the shop! And when I scared her while playing hide-and-seek, she retreated into the safety of hubby's enclave .... Cute!
Yesterday, we happened to be around Taipei Main Station, so we decided to pop by Q Square Shopping Mall, the latest addition to the shopping malls in Taipei. Its design/management team was from the former IDEE Dept Store, which I rather admire as I find their displays creative and inviting. Q Square certainly didn't disappoint. The layout and shop displays had character and reminded me a little of Midtown in Roppongi, Tokyo. For more pics, check out this blog. Meanwhile, these are pics of the food court:
We had HK style fried kway teow with beef, and ....
Chicken Tikka in a cashew curry with layered naan ...
My daily wrestle with my shopaholic tendencies has resulted in a burgeoning wardrobe that's close to bursting at its seams. Driven by a desperate need to trim down my wardrobe and find a way to utilise my love for shopping in a more constructive manner, I've turned to blogging!