定食 8

這篇是我原本放在表舅開的The Thirsty Pig部落格上,我想七年來難得在網路上寫了一篇英文的文章,怎麼可以不放在我自己的部落格呢。所以,就是同時發佈這一篇囉。

I hardly write things in English, other than work related stuff. Since my uncle*, Thirsty Pig, invited me to post some restaurants in Taiwan, I tried my best to write something here for the restaurant "定食8 (Teishoku 8)" I have been yesterday and today.

You wouldn't believe I had lunch in 2 days at the same restaurant! (hmmm actually different branches) I am fascinated of the cheap Japanese teishoku and the rice.

This restaurant is a sub-business of Sushi Express Group (爭鮮). It has 8 different Japanese teishoku, each costs NT$200. Rice, miso soup, sauces and cabbage salad are all free to refill - ALL YOU CAN EAT.



Each teishoku (meal set) includes the main dish, rice, tsukemono (漬物: pickled vege), one side dish, desert and miso soup.



Tempura Teishoku 天ぷら定食 (炸蝦天婦羅定食)
Yesterday I had Roast Salmon Teishoku for lunch. I didn't really like the salmon. So today I invited some colleagues again, to try Tempura Teishoku.



The sauce for tempura shrimp was tasteless but didn't affect the taste of fresh, firm shrimp meat.

Salmon Oyako Don Teishoku サケ親子丼定食 (鮭魚親子定食)
One of my colleague had salmon oyako don teishoku. "OYAKO" in Japanese means the parent and the child - represents salmon and the pickled salmon eggs (イクラ). Generally the salmon oyako don has fresh salmon slices (sashimi). But this restaurant offers smoked salmon. I do like smoked salmon but I couldn't really stand smoked salmon in the bowel instead of fresh salmon sashimi!



Anyway, my colleague didn't like the taste of pickled salmon eggs. So I ate them all. But the taste of salmon eggs wasn't that good as I expected. The soy sauce taste was too light.



Rice
Yesterday I was in love with the rice - the strain of Koshihikari (越光米, コシヒカリ) was from Japan and bred in Chiayi, Taiwan.

I have to say 定食8 is not too good but tastes relatively great in that range of low price. If you have limited budget, yet insist to have Japanese teishoku in Taipei, find a brunch near you: http://www.sushi-express.com.tw/sayasearch.php

I have been to


1. 內湖店
Ph:(02)2794-3909
Ad:台北市成功路四段34號2樓(湖光市場對面)
AM 11:00~PM 09:30






2. 忠孝店
Ph:(02)2653-3479
Ad:台北市忠孝東路五段1000號2樓
AM 11:00~PM 09:30






NB*: Yes, Thirsty Pig is my uncle although he is only 3 or 4 years older than me. Let me cut it short to describe our relative relationship - Thirsty Pig's mother is my grandmum's youngest sister. My grandmum has 12 brothers and sisters (6 boys and 6 girls). She is the first girl....that's why Thirsty Pig is only a few years older than but I need to call him "UNCLE". Anyway, he hates me call him in that way which makes him too old. I don't really like to call him "UNCLE" either.....hahaha


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Updated on 15/Jan/2009

can't resist not to drop by this restaurant and get another set of teishoku! So, here I am. Today I am having Chicken Curry Don, which is one of the recommended meal on the menu.

Chicken Curry Don


The chicken was soft and BBQ-ed before pouring on the curry sauce. The curry sauce was not good as I expected though.

But I had a good time by myself.......after visiting my dentist.



Comments

  1. Hum..I have been there onece but not really like the taste;-)...

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  2. 啊......Panda你很好笑耶
    留言用中文就好啦!幹嘛配合這一篇留英文咧

    你是點哪一個定食覺得不好吃啊?

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