Tuesday, October 07, 2008
not taipei/los angeles: IHOP
Did anyone miss me? I was in LA and again was too busy eating, in meetings, cleaning and working to catch up on my posts. SIGH!
But I'm back in Taipei, discovered some new places that have popped up while I was gone and should have some weekly posts again soon.
Somehow with the jetlag, I always end up at IHOP the first day or two when I return to LA. It's open early, the pancakes are fluffy and it's near my house. But it seems the prices have gone up in the past few years, or maybe everything has slowly creeped up. Can you say $4 gas? Crazy! There are a lot of little cafes that have breakfast/brunch that are cheaper and even tastier, but maybe not open at 6am.
I also ate at some new places that friends recommended that you should try if you are in the LA area- get the carne asada plate at PACO's TACOS on Centinela, the $1.25 tacos or a $5 burrito from TACO AZTECA (so cheap and good) or even better, anything from family friendly LA CABINITA (long wait but worth it!) in Glendale.
Notice any common thread of what I stocked up on while I was not in Taipei? Haha.
Yesterday when I first got back to Taipei, I headed to get some hot shao bing- yo tiao or chinese fried doughnut sticks inside a sesame flatbread, with some fresh sweet soy milk or do jiang. There's a little busy place near the intersection of Song De Road and Xin Yi Road, that has great Chinese breakfast.
So look forward to my catch up posts. Here are some of the places on my to-do list that I'm looking forward to getting done:
- PAUL (French bakery and cafe)
- BLACK AS CHOCOLATE
- the chocolate cake from POZZO
- VVG BON BON
- AKASAKA RAMEN
See you soon!