magic touch sushi

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Magic Touch Sushi presents the latest reincarnation of conveyor-belt sushi restaurants: order your items from an iPad and they will be delivered via Japanese bullet train.

Magic Touch Sushi

Magic Touch点争鮮 信義ATT店
ATT 4 Fun, 5th Floor
No. 12 Songshou Road
Xinyi District, Taipei

Recovering from illness

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S has been sick for a couple of days, but today he insisted on having fish balls. This means going to 王記府城肉粽 down the block, which–although known mainly for their zongzi (bamboo-leaf-wrapped sticky rice)–also serves a mean fish ball soup.

First meal after being sick

After eating, we sat on a bench and watched the traffic go by.

Bade Road


taiwanese lychees

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Fresh lychees

One of the simple, but luxurious things about living in Taiwan is the access to fresh lychees — and because the season is short, you *really* appreciate them. (The season is sadly over, but we managed to snag these at a small vendor today.)

a pack of peanuts

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The peanuts

The translation on the back of this pack of garlic peanuts is fun: “The seed is big, delicious. And tasty. It is the best choice for snacks and the company when drinking.”

cursive coffee

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Very small coffee bar that’s easy to miss with all the crowds at Q-Square Mall. It’s not a cheap place for coffee, but the care that they take in slowly hand-brewing your cup feels like a luxury. The woman at the counter allowed us to smell small samples of the beans they had on offer. I opted for the dark roast Taipei Mambo ($NT135), and my friend took a lighter African blend. The woman promptly ground my beans, heated my cup (yes, even a paper takeaway cup), and cooled boiling water to a specific temperature before carefully pouring it in a circular motion over a drip filter. It was really good! (I admit I didn’t even need to take sugar in my coffee!)

Cursive Coffee

Cursive Coffee
Q-Square Mall (京站)
B2/F, No.1, Section 1, Chengde Road, Datong District, Taipei

nom nom restaurant

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I have a few days of freedom (sans enfant!) so I thought I would see a little more of Taipei. (As an added bonus, I set up my youbike card, but more on that later.) I headed to check out the famous Yong Kang street, and in the neighbourhood I discovered some cute street art:

There was even a little nook, with a bookshelf containing several placards that appear to describe neighbourhood projects like the street art and a community garden.

But I digress… what I really wanted to tell you was that right next door, this sign caught my eye:
nom nom

Who could resist a place called nom nom? Not me, apparently! A cute little place with a brunch menu with dishes bearing names like the Woody Allen (smoked salmon salad roll, bagel with sweet potato cream cheese, potatoes with a spicy meat sauce, eggs), the Mike Wozoeski (cheese sausage, Frankfurter, eggs, toast), Happy Bunny (cream sauce mushrooms, eggs, potatoes, sourdough), and Girlfriends (caramel French toast with eggs and hashbrowns).
nom nom restaurant

All brunch items come with coffee, juice, and yoghurt. I chose the Traveler (NT$330): eggs Benedict, one with bacon and the other with smoked salmon. And when it came to the table, it looked amazing.
The Traveller brunch set
bacon eggs benedict

The hollandaise was a bit unconventional, being on the sweet side, and the eggs were slightly overcooked (no runniness at all)–but overall the food was really tasty and I would definitely come again. They also had a few desserts in a display case, and the apple pie was really tempting: the apples looked nicely cooked together like in a tarte tatin!
Looking forward to my next visit!

nom nom
No. 137, Chaozhou St, Da’an District (大安區潮州街137號)

kenyan egg yolks

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At first I thought Kenyans didn’t know how to spell “yolk”, but now I think it’s a ruse by egg companies to not be accused of misrepresentation (many Kenyan egg yolks aren’t very yellow indeed…).

"Yellow york""Golden york eggs"

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