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The other bean – Mini Bean 迷你豆 (khh & tpe)

Taking refuge from the cold.
Taking refuge from the cold.

Last week, faced with a list of overdue errands, I took a day off, caved in and rented a scooter to zip around town and take care of it all. Taking advantage of the scooter, I chose to have lunch in the Zuoying area which is a little too remote for me to get to by bicycle, but that’ll be the subject of another post.

Since I have a sweet tooth, I was looking for a sweet ending to my lunch, but most of the restaurants serving Taiwanese food typically don’t do desserts, so I usually find myself hopping to a different place for this last course. I turned on my restaurant finder app, better known as my brain, and failing to think of anything in the Zuoying vicinities, I started making my way to Golden Era 那個年代  for their seasonal hot purple rice sweet soup. On my way there, I’m suddenly reminded of Mini Bean, an organic soybean milk shop near the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in the Gushan district. I’m bummed to not have the address on hand, but here comes R14 aka Kaohsiung Arena MRT station, where I quickly hop off my scooter and go underground to go leech some free wifi and get directions. Continue reading The other bean – Mini Bean 迷你豆 (khh & tpe)

Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 (tpe)

Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 (source: 大物演藝 omono)
Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 (source: 大物演藝 omono)

Here’s to one last taste of my summer getaways in Taipei, where Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 always had me something looking to forward to.

Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 is dessert shop, serving the obvious mung bean and/or pearl barley sweet soup, and a whole lot more. Continue reading Mung Bean & Pearl Barley 綠逗薏人 (tpe)

Anping 安平: its Bean Jelly and Beach

Anping Bean Jelly To Go Splash
DO NOT try this with douhua 豆花 still in it! 😉

Let’s play hooky today, get on a train to Tainan, hop on a scooter, and zigzag through the small alleys, pass by historical sites, and stop here there at small eateries 小吃 which the city is known for.

Let’s seize the day, head east to Anping, make a religious stop at the Anping BeanJelly, a 40+ years old shop still going strong, for some douhua 豆花 (sweet tofu). I don’t remember my first spoonful of douhua there, but on a subsequent visit, I had enjoyed a lemon boba (tapioca pearls) douhua, it hit the spot and I’ve ordered ever after, each time ferociously making clear to my companions that my portion will not be open for sharing. Continue reading. (aussi en français)