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Kaohsiung : Food and more food

Besides eating at Night Markets, we also went to some recommended places online and on TV. These places are not that near from the KRT and need some working out on feet.



BO 雪球餅乾咖啡館 BO Schneebälle Cafe

新光三越高雄左營店3F | Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (Zuoying) level 3
https://www.facebook.com/bocafe.tw

We had accidentally went past this cafe in Zuoying Shin Kong Mitsukoshi 星光三越. The hubby saw a TV show recommending this special biscuit ball where you need to hammer it to eat in smaller pieces. We tried it as it was quite fun. We had the chocolate flavoured one.



The huge wooden hammer in shop to break the biscuit ball into pieces.


I think we hammered too much... Haha the ball became overly small pieces. It's delicious.


You can buy as gifts. If I remember correctly, three balls into one container.


I am pretty regretful that I did not buy more to bring home. I like the taste of it a lot. And I am missing it so much. Ahh.. Delicious.



臺鐵便當 Railway Bento

Hubby's one of the must eat whenever we are in Taiwan. No matter which part of Taiwan. As long as they sell Railway Bento, he will buy to eat it, whether or not we are taking the railway. Haha.. This Octagon pork rib bento costs NTD80




南風洋菓子 Minamikaze Yougashiten

高雄市三民區同盟二路37號 (近愛河之心)
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm (Closed on Tuesday)

Take the KRT to Houyi Station (R12) and then Exit 4. Walk about 15 minutes and we will reach this small little cake cafe. It only has two tables outside the shop.



It was already 8plus, so not many of the cakes were left.


Hubby had this Fruit Pastry NTD90. Taste nice, but a little difficult to eat with the pastry holding the fruits. Everything just crumble apart when cutting to eat.


Here's mine. Thick chocolately cake. Delicious. Not too sweet. The lady owner even gave us a plate of cookies on the house. They taste delicious too.




關東煮 

Another one of Hubby's must eat whenever we are in Taiwan. No matter which part of Taiwan. Sold in 7-Eleven stores, you can choose from a variety of ingredients. Each piece at a different pricing, depending on what you choose. Hubby will always choose a piece of white radish. It is like our Yong Tau Fo, just without the noodles and minimum pieces.





桂林酥脆麵小檔案

高雄市鼓山區鼓元街87號
Opening Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Closed on the Second and Forth Mondays of each month)

We saw a review of a delicious Guilin Crispy Noodles located near 西子湾 Sizhihwan Station (O1). And since we were heading there in our itinerary, we decided to go try it out.

This is the order chit. Types of noodles, size, and soup choices. They have braised food too, but have to choose at the counter.


It's a small little shop front with two ladies manning the shop. Quite alot of people came to eat.


Besides ordering noodles, we had the Fishball soup 鱼丸汤 (NTD25) too.


Our lunch is finally here. Guilin Dry Noodles 桂林干面酥 and Crispy Sesame Sauce Noodles 脆麻醬乾麵 (Small: NTD40 | Big: NTD45).

To be honest, I find it so-so. Haha.. So much for walking the extra way to eat here. Bonus is that the meat is indeed crispy.




甜子烘焙

高雄市三民區永吉街41
Opening Hours: 09:00-18:00
http://073136808.tw.tranews.com/

This... got us walking and getting lost and finally finding it after an hour. Cake puff in Original and Chocolate flavour. Do not look down on the simple exterior. It is simply delicious. The cake on the exterior is puffy and solid, inside is filled with icecream. It is a must eat if you are in Kaohsiung. Too delicious to be missed. The lady before us bought boxes of cakes from this bakery and we just bought two cake puff. Ahhh.. How I wish we can try the others too.
黄金雪果子:原味,巧克力



The bakery where delicious cake puffs are made.


Here are what they have in store.


See this. The cake puff even though depressed....


... The depressed spot bounces right back up. Magical.




Breakfast Joint 早餐

We did not managed to go to many breakfast joints as breakfast is provided in the hotel we were staying in. This is the kind of breakfast I like. And they are quite affordable. The "sandwich club" from some restaurant locally sells for a near $20, while it's only NTD69. We should have more of these breakfast joints locally.


What we had. Onion "prata" with egg. Haha.. Taiwan's version of our local prata, without the hand flipping and the smacking. Did not order much as we had already eaten in the hotel.




劉家酸白菜火鍋 (岡山店) Liu's Traditional Juancun Food

高雄市岡山區岡山路166號
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 23:00
http://www.lius.com.tw/food.php?f=0

We were pretty sure it was not that difficult to find. 10 minutes walk from Gangshan railway station. But somehow, we got lost. But we got back on track after a while. And boy... we were glad to see the big blinking lights of 劉家 (Liu's).


... and we were so happy to see the shop.


Here's the set menu. We had the first set, for two pax. Each hot pot includes salted vegetables, pork stripes, meatballs, toufu (hubby says it is smelly toufu), and toufu skin. NTD750


Here comes our hot steaming hot pot. Looks nice. Smells nice. Huge portion and we were thinking, how are we going to finish this whole thing?


Scooped up: pork and vegetables. The soup base is sour. It's on purpose. The soup base refill even has three different levels of sourness, base on your preference to mix.


Our set includes one crispy chicken wrap (choice of chicken, beef and vegtables). It is huge, by the way.


And includes 10 dumplings.


Our set also includes two side dishes. Everything is here except for the dessert.


Here's the dessert that came midway into the meal. Steamed cake.


The hubby loves this alot. Ever since he saw this on TV, there's only "酸菜白肉鍋" (on repeat). And he is glad we went for this. Happy hubby, happy me ^^

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