A Replica of a Traditional House, situated at the Kuching International Airport

A Replica of a Traditional House, situated at the Kuching International Airport

Hi there Planeters and Journalists,

Welcome back to another edition of Travel Journal. This may be a long time coming, but as they say, better late than never. The Planet’s Journal had the opportunity to pay a visit to the wonderful city of Kuching – the capital city of Sarawak.

Historically, Sarawak was once part of the Bruneian Empire, and Kuching served as the third capital of Sarawak. When James Brooke gain control of Sarawak after helping the Bruneian empire, Kuching was established as the administration center of the what would later become the Brooke Dynasty.

In the local Malay language, the term “Kuching” is literally translated as “Cat”, as such the city is also widely known as “Cat City”. There are many theories on how Kuching got its name, i.e. translated from the Malay word namesake; inspired by the Indian Port “Cochin”; named from a fruit called “Mata Kuching”; the Chinese word “古井“ (Gu Jing) that literally means “Old Well”. Regardless of how Kuching got its name, it is the most populous in Sarawak, serving not only as its administration capital, it is also a business center, food destination, as well as tourist destination.

Kuching, or Sarawak for that matter, is home to various ethics groups consisting of the Ibans, Dayaks o Dyaks, Malays, Chinese, Indian, Bidayuh, Melanau, Orang Ulu etc. It’s a melting pot of cultural diversity where everyone lives in harmony.

Fort Margherita

Fort Margherita

There are several places of interests that are definitely a must-go in Kuching. Fort Margherita — built in 1879 by the second White Rajah Charles Brooke, and named after his young bride Ranee Margaret. Situated on top of a hill near the Sarawak River, it serves as a lookout point, as well as the capital’s first line of defense. The fort was later converted into a Police Museum.

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A Miniature Model of Fort Margherita

A Miniature Model of Fort Margherita

Apart from the Fort Margherita, the Astana and the Dewan Undangan Negeri buildings also serves as major landmarks in the area.

A granite tombstone dedicated to the wives of J.Brooke -- Annie and Julia Caroline

A granite tombstone dedicated to the wives of J.Brooke — Annie and Julia Caroline

Dewan Undangan Negeri Building

Dewan Undangan Negeri Building

A view of the Astana from the other site of Sarawak River

A view of the Astana from the other site of Sarawak River

Another favorite tourist spot is the Waterfront, which houses some of the most historical spots in Kuching, as well as home to the Main Bazaar. The Square Tower once served as a sentry point to complement the Fort Margherita on the opposite site of the Sarawak River. The Square Tower is distinct for its shape. Despite its defensive purposes historically, the building now serves as a cafe.

Square Tower

Square Tower

Not far from the Square Tower is the Old Courthouse. The building stands on the ground of what was once a Christian mission. Constructed in 1874, the courthouse served as the main administration complex for the White Rajah government. Currently, the building serves as a Sarawak Tourism Board Complex, as well as a small museum to honor famous women of Sarawak, restaurants and cafe.

Old Courthouse

Old Courthouse

Charles Brooke Monument

Charles Brooke Monument

The Clock Tower and the Charles Brooke Monument were also constructed within the vicinity in 1883 and 1924 respectively.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building

The Old Chinese Court building, or also known as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, was built in 1912 to serve as a center for the local Chinese community to manage their own affairs. Currently, the building serves as the Chinese History Museum.

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Tua Pek Kong Temple - Up-close

Tua Pek Kong Temple – Up-close

Not far from the Old Chinese Court building stands the oldest Chinese temple in Kuching — the Tua Pek Kong temple or Siew San Teng. The temple has been around since 1770. It is believed that the temple ensures good feng shui to its devotees.

Kueh Seng Onn Temple

Kueh Seng Onn Temple

The Kueh Seng Onn Temple is also another iconic temple along the Waterfront, and is only a stone’s throw away from the Tua Pek Kong temple. Legend has it that during the Great Fire of 1884, the local Chinese had visions of a child waving a black flag to put out the fire. There were also sightings of a child that fitted the same descriptions bathing and playing with water at a local well reported. As a response, the local Hokkien community built the temple in 1895, complete with an “Entertainment” stage on the opposite site of the road, normally used to celebrate the deity’s birthday on the second day of the second lunar month annually.

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Temple Cafe/ The Stage for Kueh Seng Onn Temple

The stage serves as a cafe on normal days, also known as the Temple Cafe.

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A predominant mural at the Waterfront Main Bazaar

A predominant mural at the Waterfront Main Bazaar

Borneo Magic Souvenir Shop

Borneo Magic Souvenir Shop

The Waterfront, apart historical and religious sites, also a place to go to to shop for souvenirs, as well as local products. The Kuching Waterfront Bazaar and the Borneo Magic are only 2 of the many shops here that offers a variety of souvenirs to chose from.

Kuching Waterfront Bazaar

Kuching Waterfront Bazaar

The Waterfront is also a lively place at night, graced with various street performances and food stalls.

Some of the street performances at night, at the Waterfront

Some of the street performances at night, at the Waterfront

A monument at the Waterfront

A monument at the Waterfront

As you may have noticed from above, Kuching also houses a variety of museums. Other museums include Sarawak Museum, the Cat Museum and many more. The Sarawak Museum, built by Charles Vyner Brooke in 1891 and designed by his French aide based on the Normandy Town Hall in France, exhibit a variety of handicrafts, made by the indigenous people of Sarawak, as to introduce the various wildlife of Sarawak.

Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum

Cat Museum

Cat Museum

The Cat Museum, situated at the Kuching North City Hall in Petra Jaya, is the World’s first museum devoted to all things feline. It consists of 4 galleries, which showcases feline statues, preserved specimens, photos, souvenirs, replicas and many more.

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You name them, they got them. The best part is entrance is free, but you’d need to pay a small fee to bring in either a camera and video-cam.

Sarawak Cultural Village

Sarawak Cultural Village

Since we’re on the subject of museums, there is yet another location that is a must-visit place nearby. It’s not exactly in Kuching — Damai Central, Satubong to be exact, which an approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from Kuching city center.

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A Bidayuh Baruk, or the Bidayuh Head House

A Bidayuh Baruk, or the Bidayuh Head House

Officially opened in 1991, it is an internationally-recognized tourist attraction, which boast more than 70,000 visitors annually! Often called “The Living Museum”, the SCV exhibits actual traditional houses and longhouses, accurately recreated, and is also where the staffs and performers actually live, marry and raise their family.

Greeted by a Bidayuh warrior and maiden

Greeted by a Bidayuh warrior and maiden

A demonstration of turning a tree bark into a clothing material by Mr. Christopher Anak Ngayub - a Bidayuh elder.

A demonstration of turning a tree bark into a clothing material by Mr. Christopher Anak Ngayub – a Bidayuh elder.

It boasts houses and longhouses of all the ethnic groups — all of 7 of them, with each of them are manned by members of their respective communities, and are always ready to explain to you anything concerning their traditional cultures, should you ask.

Orang Ulu Longhouse

Orang Ulu Longhouse

Iban Longhouse

Iban Longhouse

Melanau Tall House

Melanau Tall House

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Apart from exhibitions, there are also cultural performances to enjoy, and delicious local cuisines to savor.

Traditional Cuisines from all ethnic groups at Sarawak Cultural Village

Traditional Cuisines from all ethnic groups at Sarawak Cultural Village

They also offer packages that allows you to stay overnight in those house, and actually experience how it was like living traditionally. (Be sure to stay tuned to The Planet’s Journal, as we will have an article solely for the Sarawak Cultural Village coming soon).

Traditional performances

Traditional performances

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If you're lucky, you'll be part of the performances, such as this pretty young lass from Korea

If you’re lucky, you’ll be part of the performances, such as this pretty young lass from Korea

The SCV is also home to the Rainforest World Music Festival exhibit, to commemorate SCV’s active participation in the aforementioned festival, as well as the many international recognition that it has amassed.

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Remember, you will need at least 1 whole day to really enjoy the visit here.

Medan Niaga Satok

Medan Niaga Satok

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Another significant landmark here in Kuching is the Medan Niaga Satok, or the Satok Market. It is basically a day wet and dry market, apart from offering conventional products and produces, also offers many villages produces and jungle products, to which natives from deep forest or villages would come and sell their stuffs.

Kuching Lim Fah San Guanyin Temple

Kuching Lim Fah San Guanyin Temple

Apart from the earlier mentioned temples, there is also another significant temple — the Kuching Lim Fah San Guanyin Tang (古晋林华山观音堂). The temple houses one of the largest Goddess of Mercy statues, if not the largest in Sarawak. Legend has it that some time in the 70s or 80s, during a prayers dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy during Her birthday, the Goddess Herself actually appeared in the form of a glimmering light, right in front of the altar dedicated to Her, in the middle of the hall, and witnessed by the many praying devotees there. Since then, the temple has been regarded as one of the most sacred temples in Kuching.

The Dyak

The Dyak

A vacation to Kuching (or anywhere for that matter), is never complete if you don’t try out some of the many delicious traditional foods and cuisines there. One of the best place to start off is a traditional ethnic restaurant called “The Dyak”.

The dinner at The Dyak

The dinner at The Dyak

As the name suggest, it is a restaurant that serves most Dayak’s cuisine. It is absolutely delicious, and my dinner there was one of the most pleasant ones in recent memories.

"Tuak" or Palm Wine from The Dyak

“Tuak” or Palm Wine from The Dyak

Remember, no traditional dinner is complete without a good serving of “Tuak” or palm wine — a traditional drink made from sap of a palm tree.

Kueh Chap

Kueh Chap

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Kampua

For breakfast or lunch, you could also pay a visit to some of of the many traditional cafes there such as The Old Rex Cafe and Jit Yang Cafe. There’s nothing like a good serving of either Mee Kampua, Mee Kolok, Kueh Chap or the Sarawak Laksa to start off your day.

Mee Kolok

Mee Kolok

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For tea breaks, there is nothing like a good serving of layer cakes — a signature product of Sarawak — to pamper your sweet tooth. Granted, there are so many shops and stalls selling layer cakes all over town, but the key is to find a shop that has a wide variety, value for money, and most importantly, actually allows buyers to actually taste the products before you actually buy it! The Mira Cake House, situated in Petra Jaya, by the Sarawak River riverbanks, offers just that.

Mira Cake House

Mira Cake House

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The variety of layer cakes offered would probably your mind! From tradional layer cakes, to unconventional ones such as chocolate, oreo and Michael Jackson (Yeah, you heard me right, I ain’t kidding). You want to buy layer cakes to bring back home? This is the place that you go to, period.

Michael Jackson - A layer cake flavor .... You thought I was kidding?!

Michael Jackson – A layer cake flavor …. You thought I was kidding?!

Your sweet tooth still craves for more? You can try out the Gula Apong Ice-cream. Gula Apong (literally means Float Sugar) is the traditional name for palm sugar, and the best place to enjoy this dessert — RG Aiskrim Bergula Apong. There are two flavors to choose from, i.e. corn flakes and peanuts.

RG Aiskrim Bergula Apong

RG Aiskrim Bergula Apong

Peanut Flavor

Peanut Flavor

Cornflakes Flavor

Cornflakes Flavor

Kuching is really a wonderful place to visit. The people are friendly; the food is wonderful; so many things to see; and generally a really nice place to stay. Even when compared with the rest of Malaysia, Sarawak in general truly embodies the true meaning of religious and racial tolerance. Where else in Malaysia, where you can see stalls selling both halal and non-halal food, side-by-side to each other, under one roof! If fact, where else in Malaysia, where you can have both halal and non-halal food, served on the same table where both Muslims and non-Muslims are seated together, and no one’s complaining!!! I am very, very impressed.

A landmark Cat Monument in Kuching City Center

A landmark Cat Monument in Kuching City Center

Coming soon to The Planet’s Journal, there will be some upcoming articles dedicated to some of the sites mentioned above, which will contained more detailed information. So stay tuned and thanks for reading.

 

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Adeline's Villa

Adeline’s Villa

Hello there Planeters!

Welcome back to another edition of Travel Journal. After our previous adventures in Taipei, Taipei, we are back in our lovely country Malaysia. This time, we pay a visit to the small town of Gopeng, where adventure awaits!

Gopeng is a small town located approximately 20 km from the south of Ipoh, the capitol city of the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, and is famous for its limestone caves — the most famous being the Tempurung Cave or Gua Tempurung.

Chalet in the Morning

Chalet in the Morning

Within this small quiet town, there exist an unlikely heaven for those love outdoor activities, and getting in touch with nature. Today, The Planet’s Journal visits Adeline’s Villa.

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Adeline’s Villa is a place suitable for city dwellers who are seeking to escape from hustle and bustle of city life, and looking to get in touch with nature.

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

The villa offers a variety of outdoor activities such as paintball, wet abseiling, night and day jungle trekking, ATV rides, caving and of course, probably the most adrenaline-pumping activity that they have to offer — white water rafting and body rafting.

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Waterfall

Waterfall

For those who are less physically-inclined, there are also light outdoor activities, such as taking a swim in the nearby waterfall, Rafflesia Trek, and Rajah Brook Butterfly Colony Trek.

Rajah Brooke Butterfly Trek

Rajah Brooke Butterfly Trek

Rajah Brooke

Rajah Brooke

Apart from the caving activity, which takes place in Gua Tempurung, other outdoor activities offered are mostly within walking distance of the villa itself.

Paintball Trainer

Paintball Trainer

ATV Trainer

ATV Trainer

Wet Abseiling and White Water Rafting Trainer

Wet Abseiling and White Water Rafting Trainer

Before engaging each of these activities, participants will be briefed on safety aspects and the basics to perform them. The trainers are all professionally trained, and some are even familiar faces in their respective activities in the international arena.

Guns

Guns

Paintball Bullets

Paintball Bullets

Helmets

Helmets

In the Paintball activity, participants are required to don all the safety gears, as well as being taught on how to utilize the guns safely, the rules and regulations, and how to recognize the various hand signals by the safety personnel.

Paintball - in Action

Paintball – in Action

White Abseiling Training

White Abseiling Training

The trainer for the wet-abseiling and white water rafting is one of the same, and he and his team are very experienced rafters, and frequently participate in international events and competitions.

Wet Abseiling

Wet Abseiling

The wet-abseiling offered here is suitable for beginners, who are interested to try out the sports. Experienced participants may find it a bit too easy for their liking, but for amateurs, it is just the adrenaline rush that you need.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Rapids

Rapids

If that doesn’t get you, then the white water rafting and body rafting would. The activity takes place at the nearby Sungai Kampar, and are accessible by the villa’s trucks.

Taking a breather

Taking a breather

It is not necessary for a participant to know how to swim in order to try out this sport, although knowing how to swim would be an advantage, as well as significantly calm you down, in case of the  boat capsizing. Each participants must wear their respective life jackets and helmets securely, before they are allowed to board.

Safety first!

Here’s a tip, rafters would have different experience rafting during high tides and low tides. Low tides would present rafters with more obstacles, as there are more rocks formations to raft across, with chances of capsizing if you are not careful, but you will end up with a rather shorter trip, though not so significant.

High tides would allow rafters to go further down stream, where you will end up with other sets of obstacles to cross. So, it’s really up to your preferences.

For those who wants to experience the thrill of ATV riding, participants are given the chance to follow the Waterfall Route.

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Chalet

Chalet in the Morning

Chalet in the Morning

Open-air Cafe

Open-air Cafe

Of course, to truly experience the great outdoors, you will definitely need more than a day to do so. As such, Adeline’s Villa does provide accommodation in the form of chalets. There are various chalets to choose from — there are even those with partial glass walls, so that you may enjoy the night scenery as you fall asleep. Oh, by the way, male and female participants are segregated, and they would be spending the night at two totally different area at the villa.

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Of course, after all those heart-pumping activities, what better than to enjoy a wonderful meal. And believe me when I say this, the food here are fabulous!

Highly Recommended Local Dish

Highly Recommended Local Dish

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Even from those I know, who frequently dislike hotel foods, they absolutely love it here! The appetizing food, accompanied by the soft music, as well as being close to nature, what more can you ask for!

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And if you are lucky, you might have the owner of the villa herself — Adeline Kuo — cooking for you.

Specially-prepared by by the owner, Ms. Adeline Kuo

Specially-prepared by by the owner, Ms. Adeline Kuo

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Be it dinner, lunch or even breakfast, this establishment never cease to amaze my taste buds!

Private Activity Hall

Private Activity Hall

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Adeline’s Villa is definitely suitable for either group of friends to have a weekend outing; or for companies to organize an outdoor function at. Apart from a large dining hall, as well as an open public hall for group activities, the villa also provides indoor activity halls for more privacy.

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Everyone there are so friendly and very helpful. Adeline’s Villa definitely receives a resounding thumbs up from The Planet’s Journal.

For more info, reservations and bookings, kindly refer to the contacts below.

Adeline’s Villa 

Lot 13302, Mukim Teja,
Kampung Geruntum, Sungai Itik,
31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia.

Adeline’s Villa (Office)

No 5 & 5A Jalan Taman Bertuah,
(off Jalan Sungai Itek),
31600, Gopeng Perak,
Malaysia.

Office No: +605-359 2833
Mobile No: +6010-366 7113
Website: http://www.adelinevilla.com/index.html
Email: admin@rumahrehatadeline.com

 

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Hello there fellow Planeters,

Welcome back to The Planet’s Journal, we have finally come to the last leg of our Taipei adventure, and what better way to end this, by paying a visit to an establishment called “Bao Bao Bao” or “宝饱煲”. The name might make no sense at all, but with the magic of Chinese language Phonetics, it makes a world of sense. It literally means: Treasure, Full (stuffed)Pot.

The establishment is situated at what seems like a back-alley – which is somewhat an unlikeliest of places if you ask me. But do not let its location fool you — this restaurant is more than meets the eyes.

Environment:

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The establishment occupies 2 floors. The Ground Floor basically accommodates the ordering counters, as well as tables and seats for patrons, and there are more seats and tables on the 1st floor.

The interior lighting are quite bright, which is always good for me.

Service:

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Price List

They are very efficient and prompt with the orders. For the seasonings, such as peppers, soy sauce, crushed garlic etc, you will need to get them yourself, according to your taste.

Menu:

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Menu

Like I’ve said earlier, do not let the location or the size of the establishment fool you. They do serve a variety of food for your dining pleasure.

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There are a variety of dishes to choose — beef, muttons, pork, chicken and seafoods, they have almost everything conventional.

Fried Fish

Fried Fish

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Chicken

Chicken

Pork

Pork

The beef stew is terrific, definitely a must try.

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Not to forget the mutton stew – equally recommended.

Mutton Stew

Mutton Stew

They also have a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Conclusion:

Bao Bao Bao is definitely a must try. The establishment really blew my mind and literally exceeded my initial expectation.

If you are ever in the vicinity of Shihlin District, you definitely have to drop by this place.

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宝饱煲 (Treasure, Full, Pot)

No. 3, Fushou Street,

Shihlin District,

Taipei City, Taiwan 111,

Telephone: +886 2 2831 3481

Opening Hours: 11:30am to 2:00pm; 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Closed on Monday

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Welcome back my fellow Planeters,

Today we travel all the way to Hsinchu County, to pay a visit to a place, touted to have one of the best beef noodles in town.

The restaurant is called Lao Hsiung Beef Noodles  (老兄牛肉面), or literally translated to “Big Brother’s Beef Noodles”. This restaurant is very well known for its delicious beef noodles, and have been pampering numerous taste buds for more than 25 years.

So how good is this shop? Come, let’s go in…

Environment:

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It’s a simple restaurant/ coffee shops that caters for nearby industrial areas and businesses, so you can expect quite a crowd, especially during lunch hours.

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Still, the interiors are cozy and comfortable.

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Service:

No worries about the service here, they are very efficient and prompt with the orders.

Of course, for the seasonings, such as peppers, soy sauce, crushed garlic etc, you will need to get them yourself, according to your taste.

Menu:

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Although the much-touted beef noodles is the main staples of this shop, there are other side dishes to choose from — most of which are common side dishes that you normally get in any typical restaurants.

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One of my favorites is the bamboo shoots. The name Hsinchu, the county, is literally translated as new bamboo, so bamboo shoots are a signature dish in this area. This taste great!

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There are other dishes such as anchovies, tofu, long beans etc.

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Of course, side dishes aside, it’s the beef noodles that we’re here for, and they are absolutely fantastic!

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Aside from those tender and juicy meat, you can also request some tendons to be mixed into your bowl, and trust me, you really have to taste it for yourself.

Conclusion:

Big Bro really lived up to its reputation. It’s probably one of the best beef noodles you ever going to taste, and if you’re ever in the area, you really need to spend some time here and savor it for yourself.

老兄牛肉面 (Lao Hsiung Beef Noodles)

No. 3, Zhongxiao Rd,

Xinfeng Township,

Hsinchu County, Taiwan 304,

Section 1, Chongyang Rd,

Telephone: +886 3 559 9259

Opening Hours: 11:00am to 2:30pm; 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Closed on Sunday

 

 

 

尚青ㄟ羊肉炉

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Welcome to The Planet’s Journal Food Journal. Our Taipei walkabout brings us to another establishment called the Shang Qing Mutton Steamboat.

The steamboat restaurant is famed for its mutton, and only mutton-based dishes. I’ve been to many steamboat restaurants, but this is my first time ever dining in a lamb-exclusive steamboat restaurant.

Environment:

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The restaurant has that typical coffee shop feel to it.

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Looking around the shop, you’ll see a lot of posters, newspaper cuttings, good fortune ornaments etc.

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The lighting ambiance is good.

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Service:

Service is very fast and good.

All the prices are clearly stated both on the board wall, which is good for the customers.

Menu:

The Menu

The Menu

Customers are allowed to choose their type of gravy. There are so many types of vegetables to choose from.

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Naturally, there are also many types of mutton to choose from. Just to show you that the meats are fresh, the butcher literally cuts the meat in front of the diners.

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Of course, not everything is cooked on the steamboat pot. There are also ready-made dishes that can be ordered, such as the steamed  misua and lamb kidneys showed. Don’t let the looks deceive you, they taste absolutely brilliant.

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When eating steamboat, which are normally heaty, than to cool down with a good serving of beer.

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Mi Sua

Mi Sua

For any of you adventurous eater, there are also many unconventional lamb body parts on the menu, such as brain, kidneys, tongue, heart and many more. Being an adventurous eater such as myself, I managed to try the eyes. This was my first time trying any sort of eyes (except for fish eyes), and I have to say, it has that distinct creamy and buttery flavor, that lingers in your mouth even after you finish your dine — and I love it.

Goat's Eyes

Goat’s Eyes

If you have the opportunity, go forth and explore.

Conclusion:

My dine here was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. The food is glorious; the service is good; and the price is reasonable — what more can you ask for?

Go and try it for yourself.

尚青ㄟ羊肉炉 (Shang Qing Mutton Steamboat)

No. 6, Section 1, Chongyang Rd,

Sanchong District,

New Taipei City, Taiwan 241

Telephone: +886 2 8985 3166

Opening Hours: 4:00pm to 2:00am

Happy Chinese New Year 2016

Posted: February 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

To all our readers, Happy Chinese New Year and have a wonderful holiday, from all of us at The Planet’s Journal… 恭喜发财,万事如意。

  

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Hi there,

Welcome back to The Planet’s Journal’s Food Journal, and as promised, we’ll travelling to some of the Taipei’s locations. Our first stop is to a popular steamboat/ hot pot restaurant called Tripod King Hot Pot.

The Tripod King Hot Pot is situated in middle of Taoyuan municipality, and is popular among both locals and tourists.

Environment:

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The Tripod King Hot Pot is a double-storey establishment, and is suitable for both family or business dinners.

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The dimly-lit environment is also great for couples to have a romantic dinner for two.

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The restaurant is well air-conditioned, thus providing a comfortable and cozy to its customers.

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Service:

The service is very good, and any requests are attended to promptly.

Menu:

Two Flavors in 1 Pot

Two Flavors in 1 Pot

Customers are allowed to put a divider into the pot, and thus, able to have a totally different flavors to try out. The restaurant is well known for its flagship “Numbing Hot” soup. For those who have lesser tolerance for hot and spicy stuffs, there are also chicken soups.

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There are a variety of ingredients to choose from, i.e. beef, pork, chicken, mutton, seafood, vegetables etc. One of the most popular ingredients to choose from is the duck blood, which adds flavors to the soup/ gravy.

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Duck Blood

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You can either eat these ingredients straight from the pot, or consume them with rice.

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For some reason, the rice in Taiwan is different from the ones normally consumed in Malaysia. There are also several seasoning ingredients to choose, which adds to the dining experience.

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Lastly, of course, no serving of hot pots/ steamboat is complete without a good serving of fragrant Chinese tea.

Conclusion:

Tripod King Hot Pot is truly a wonderful restaurant to dine in: the foods, service and environment are really conducive for a good quality dine.

Highly recommended.

鼎王麻辣锅 (Tripod King Hot Pot)

No. 296, Nanping Road,

Taoyuan City

Opening Hours: 11:00am to 4:00am

Website: http://www.tripodking.com.tw/html/store/show.aspx?num=11&page=1