This monthly post has been dragging again… let see, I could blame it on the crazy hot weather which hammered the month of June, or maybe the current typhoons coming crashing onto Taiwan. But well, late or not, boring or not, heat wave or super typhoon, this post still has to 生出來！ Continue reading June 2015 – 學無止境
Before memories of this meal vanishes into the ether, I thought I’d better hurry and unload whatever recollection I can salvage (yes, I am so totally using this blog as a memory dump). Luckily, I managed to unearth some snapshots of this meal, for if I had to solely rely on my memory, I fear that this post would end right here.
You may recall Thomas Chien from One One Café, make a step to the right, and you’ll find yourself at his eponymous restaurant. The décor leans towards a fine dining atmosphere, so at the very least, attire ought to be smart casual, but no dress code is enforced, so let’s just say that the sartorial etiquette for Taiwanese wedding banquet will suffice (mentionning this based on my experience… as an observer, eh 😉 ).
The owner and chef, Thomas Chien 簡天才 specializes in traditional French cuisine. He regularly travels to Europe to keep his palate sharp, and annually tries to get prominent French chefs to come cook at his restaurant. He’s really passionate about his craft, and it definitely shows in the plate and all the details put into his establishments. On that note, scroll along for glimpses of a lunch at Thomas Chien. Continue reading Thomas Chien – French Restaurant 法式餐廳 (khh)
I’ve actually only eaten once there, went on a week-end, bright and early at 8am, and took a chance without doing any reservation. Being this early in the day, I was able to “snatch” a table in the almost empty café, but clearly, I was not overstay the limited eating time of 90 minutes because the reservation book looked pretty full.
Owner-and-chef Thomas Chien opened One on Once Café right next door to his eponymous French restaurant, which are both now facing the majestic China Steel Corporation Headquarters building. The restaurant happens to also be right next to the bicycle path which makes it maybe too convenient for bicyclists to get to, because what a surprise it was, when I showed up another morning around 8:30am and found almost all the tables occupied by hungry bicycle riders in their professional sports attire, actively chomping down on their brunch, transforming the classy café into a noisy caféteria, and leaving me no place to enjoy breakfast. In short, reservation is a must! Continue reading Brunch at One One Café (khh)