Sunday, November 23, 2014

上引水产 Taipei Fish Market aka Addiction Aquatic Development


If there is a dining place you can’t miss out in Taiwan, I would say it is none other than Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水).



As the name suggests, my last trip to Taipei has left me addicted to that Japanese dining place! Alternatively known as Taipei Fish Market, it draws the attention of locals and tourists alike with its concept of Japanese seafood freshly caught from the aquarium.




I have never been to Hokkaido before, but this place makes me feel like I was at one of those Hokkaido fish market with live giant spider crabs!










I am not a market person but look at those fresh yummy goodness! It was so fascinating I walked through the entire market several times! 


There are a few options for you at 上引:
1. Pick some live seafood from the market. You are not allowed to bring them into the restaurant though.
2. Buy ready-packed food from the supermarket there to takeaway or eat them somewhere outside while squeezing with many others who are doing the same.
3. Dine at the barbeque shop outside. No waiting required.
4. Dine at the Japanese restaurant inside where you could enjoy a great selection of fresh Japanese cuisines. The waiting time is around 1 -2 hours depending on your time of arrival.







The cold packed food looked yummy too! But nah we picked option 4 which was the wisest choice despite the long waiting time. 



I can haz those uni all by myself!!! 



Be prepared to wait for your turn together with an eager crowd.



Of course, you may browse through the menu and drool while waiting. Everything seems so yummy and cheap!!!



Don’t expect to be seated although it was supposedly a restaurant as there is no chair or stool at all inside (to save space and avoid long dining hour I guess? Considering their turnover). As soon as we were ushered to our dining space, the waiter served us with hot towels.

And then it was time to feast!!!



Clam soup cooked with seaweed and ginger. It was no ordinary clam soup, so sweet and appetizing which was probably why they served it as our first dish.



The salmon soup was yummy too! Cooked in miso style without spoiling the sweet essence of the fish itself.



Half a dozen of oysters. I used to think all raw oysters taste the same until I took my first bite of the oysters here. Idk whether it was due to the freshness or perhaps the different kind of sea environment, but the oysters here are downright fantastic!




Delicious salted barbqeued prawns.



The uni (sea urchin) we had was alright. Prefer the yellow kind but it was already sold out.



Juicy abalone which we had one each ^^



刺身。Sashimi!!! I even ordered extra sweet shrimp sashimi cause I didn’t know there were already shrimps. Finished this bowl all by myself because someone doesn’t fancy sashimi -.-



Seated right in front of the barbeque grill so we could see everything that was being grilled there, including this pair of heart-shaped steak. LOL. One of them was ours *glanced in anticipation*



I have not had such a big piece of steak before! And it was only NTD520 (approx. RM52). Cooked to medium, the steak was so juicy and tender! Really, if you think one should only order seafood at 上引, you would be so wrong! Trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss their steak!

Summary of our order that day:


Total bill was slightly less than NTD4000 (approx. RM400). Really worth it for the luxury we had! My only regret this round was not being able to try the giant spider crab legs as they were sold out. Next time, for sure!!!




Note: Cash payment only. Remember to feed your wallet before feeding your tummy.


上引水 Addiction Aquatic Development
Address: No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410,
Minzu East Rd, Zhongshan District,
Taipei City, Taiwan 104.
Tel: +886 2 2508 1268

Monday, November 10, 2014

Annual Dinner + [ADV] Lazada Sale of the Year



Huge sales happening tomorrow which you do not want to miss out! Gadgets, watches, perfumes, apparels, household goods etc are being offered on Lazada's website at the best bargained price. I first came across Lazada while browsing through my credit card promotion. Ever since then I have been coming back to the website to check out all the crazy discounts they have to offer! Totally amazed by how unbelievable the price could be. They even sell my Chanel Chance perfume at 63% off! Why do I even shop at the departmental store when I could get such a great deal on my fingertip? :O :O :O

Lazada shakes up the online marketplace with their “Online Revolution” – the biggest sale of the year in Southeast Asia, starting on 11 November 2014, which will see Lazada offering shoppers a month of sales, discounts and promotions with all the best deals at one site! Expect a wide range of products on offer, from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to fashion, household goods, toys, and sports equipment.

Lazada also makes shopping easy and safe by providing a fast, intuitive and secure online shopping experience. If you prefer shopping from your mobile, you can also do so with the Lazada smartphone app. For added convenience and peace of mind, Lazada offers the widest reach of delivery and cash-on-delivery service, so shoppers from all over Malaysia can buy now and pay only on arrival. Citibank customers within the Klang Valley may also shop online using their Citipoints.

Visit Lazada (www.lazada.com.my) on 11 November 0214 as the Online Revolution launches with a day of mega sales featuring a flash sale every hour from 11.00am to 11.00pm, with discounts up to 82% off the hourly-promoted product.

That’s not all as Lazada will also be giving away 3 pairs of Air Asia flight tickets to the top 3 spenders on 11 November 2014. The lucky winners may choose to fly to Koh Samui, Bandung, or Cambodia for free.

Lazada's Daily Offers
The fantastic daily deals continue on 12 November and there are special deals throughout the week:

MasterCard Monday – Enjoy 10% off when you pay with a MasterCard

Trendy Tuesday – Find great bargains on the hottest items in Fashion, Home & Living and Watches

WOW Wednesday – Go crazy with up to 70% off a bestseller item when you purchase with Lazada’s mobile app

Tech Thursday – Get tech-savvy with this steal on our latest technology gadgets and innovations

Flashsale Friday – It’s fastest fingers first every Friday for timed deals and steals. Ready, get set, click!

Wireless Weekends – Save money on-the-go with our mobile app exclusive sales on Cameras every weekend

Bargain hunters can also visit Lamido (www.lamido.com.my), Lazada Group’s C-to-C online marketplace, for other deals. Lamido is a buy and sell platform, empowering merchants and consumers with an easy way to conduct safe transactions.


Lamido's Daily Offers
Daily Specials – Enjoy the biggest 11 deals on 11 November, and thereafter 11 special daily deals until 22 November

Seller Promotions – Check out the Lamido homepage for huge seller promotions such as free shipping, storewide discounts and more

Competitions – Facebook fans can “like” daily deals and share it with friends to unlock a special item at the lowest price in the market. Consumers can participate in a treasure hunt on the site to find hidden treats in store.

Mobile App – Discover more fabulous daily offers for our Lamido mobile app users



xxx


Update:

A few photos from annual dinner the other night.



Theme: Dazzling Night

The theme did the gentlemen no justice.






This time it was held at Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa which reminds me of our VU Night during uni years. It was always held at that same location.

There you go, photos with uni mates who happened to join the same company! :)







Dress: Topshop
Heels: Rhea Benson
Hair: Monsoon ID, One Utama


Unexpectedly won RM200 from the best dressed consolation award. Yay ^^

Thursday, October 30, 2014

L. Table, Lavender @ One Utama

A casual dinner with Jess at L. Table, Lavender some time ago. Let me start the post with a selfie taken on the way to work. Teehee.


No please don’t comment on my uneven eyes. FML #plasticsurgeryfailurewtf

Wasn’t surprised that a majority of my friends are not aware of L.Table. Can’t blame them after all, who would have thought that behind the crowded pastry shop is a hidden restaurant where you could not only enjoy your selected pastries without queuing, but also indulge in a variety of proper Western cuisines?

Compared to the busy front section of Lavender, L.Table offers diner a classy and elegant dining environment. Every table is nicely set up with standard table cloth, cutleries and a stalk of pretty Gerbera.


There isn’t a long list of wine, but decent number of choices for a casual dining restaurant. 



It wasn’t my first time there. I must confess that it was the Black Miso Cod that made me come back. The cod was so perfectly cooked with smooth texture and sweet aftertaste lingering in your mouth! It goes very well with the brown rice, the combination of which makes up an adequate portion.



An alternative view. The miso cod was served with asparagus and mushrooms as well.





Jess’s roasted chicken thigh. Unable to comment on it as I didn’t try.



Served with capsicum and potatoes. Looks pretty good.



The usual routine. Don’t judge! We had to strain our neck like this for food photography sake okay! XD



The nama chocolate cake was so good! Rich and moist chocolate that melts smoothly in your mouth with every bite, yet not too rich to have hurt your throat.



The actual cake is round-shaped for around RM17 or so. We ordered the one with whipped cream and berries topping which was around the same price, but only 1/3 of the cake :( No more toppings next time, just order the whole damn cake!



Row row row a boat~



Silly things we do with best friend ^^ Do you still remember how to fold this??? LOL.




OOTD/OOTN

Sometimes my working attire could get a tad bit tai tai-ish. Oh well, can’t be dressing up as a boring monotone OL everyday yea?


L.Table
Address: G213, Ground Floor,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03- 7728 6933