Wednesday, July 23, 2008

food court/mall food: LIVING MALL food court



Food Court at
the LIVING MALL (CORE PACIFIC CITY MALL), B1
No. 138, Bade Road, Sec 4
(02)

website: livingmall.com.tw English and Chinese

hours: 11AM- 9:30/10:30 (fri/sat)

$

Visit reviewed: 6/28/2008

While there is nothing too exciting about the Living Mall's food court, I guess I should mention that the Living Mall itself is shaped like a huge ball. The shape can be seen clearly from the outside (or even from the 89th floor from 101) as well as the inside, with its funky design and circular floors, allowing you to peer down on the floors below. (A funny article about it here.

The first time I went to the Living Mall, I was reminded a bit of the Luxor in Las Vegas, another huge, unusually shaped structure that sort of makes you admire (or not) it at first sight, but then you just get used to it.

But anyways! Back to the food- there are a collection of restaurants upstairs (I've only been to Lawry's for their prime rib and creamed corn) as well as a movie theater there, but as I circled around the food court to find something to eat, nothing looked especially exciting. There are a selection of the typical Chinese wonton noodles, oyster omelette, stuff over rice, the ubiquitous Subway, I ended up choosing a bimbimbap from the Korean place.



While there was a decent amount of beef, you couldn't customize the vegetables- it came with the cucumber, bean sprouts, green beans and hot sauce. It fed me and was ok.

My friend got a wonton soup that was also pretty mall food-ish.



A looong time ago, I got a corn dog near the movie theater that was pretty decent, but I don't know if the vendors are the same anymore.

More memorable was our trip to Tai Yi later on in the evening. I tried out the mango milk ice (with tang yuan), I decided I liked the red bean and tang yuan milk ice better. Plus it's half the price of the mango shaved ice.




Mmm, looking at the shaved ice is making me hungry. I wish someone could make a shaved ice delivery service. That would be awesome!

PS
Finally figured out this Google Maps thing, sort of... I've been slowly adding restaurants to it when I have time, but it's a lot of work! It's cool to see the locations of all the different restaurants relative to each other though.

If you find it helpful, let me know!



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4 comments:

alexander chin said...

OH THIS BLOG IS AWESOME!!! ALWAYS LOOKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS AND NEW THINGS TO EAT IN TAIWAN...AND NOW I COME ACROSS THIS SITE...

IM GONNA SPEND HOURS READING...THANKS.

CHEERS.

abstractpoet said...

Hey, that's neat that Google Maps does Taiwan now. Wish they had that when we were around...

Tom said...

I always enjoy your reviews. And I like the idea of the google maps if they won't be too much trouble to add.

joanh said...

alexander chin: thanks! hope you find some new good eats. let me know if you find anything good.

abstract poet: yeah.. it takes a bit of legwork, but it's possible!

tom: thanks! i will try. hope to hear from you again.

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