Mayan Grill, Taipei

Mayan Grill, Taipei

With growing emergence of Mexican restaurants, in both Shanghai and Taipei, I have seen both high end restaurants like Maya, everyday type of restaurants like Cantina Agave, and almost fast food types like Oola Mexican Grill. Mayan Grill, which opened in the spring of 2011, has entered with its own concept, featuring a great dining space, which is…

Astoria Cafe

It was so many years back when I noticed this famous cafe ‘Astoria Cafe (明星咖啡館)‘ in 隱地‘s books. He was one of my favourite Chinese writers when I was a NZ high school student. He often mentioned that Astoria Cafe was a cafe where most literary authors loved to spend the whole day in there…

Hi Sushi

This kaiden sushi restaurant, Hi sushi 海壽司, looks quite modern from outside but provides superb and creative sushi which I never tasted before. Why I stepped in here was a mystery. Just wanted to try something different, tired of the bargain 爭鮮. I was very impressed of so many different types of salmon nigi sushi…

DOZO Izakaya ‧ Dining Bar

DOZO is not an ordinary Japanese restaurant – mixed of izakaya (dining bar), lounge bar with very creative Japanese cuisine. The price is not ordinarily cheap either…….that was why every time I came here only for company events. I love nearly every dish we ordered – really enjoy the food, atmosphere and bear/cocktails! oh, of…

定食 8 – Japanese teishoku

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…

鍋膳 “Guo Shan”

This is probably my favorite Japanese-style Shabu Shabu place in Taipei and I make a trip there everytime I’m in town. You must eat their “Kobe Pork” (#7 on the menu). Its absolutely amazing. Be sure to make reservations before going. They have limited seats and food. Closed on Mondays. 鍋膳 台北市臨沂街27巷9之3號No.9-3, Lane 27, Lin…

Jimmy C.

Jimmy C. aka The Thirsty Pig I’m a simple guy that likes simple things. I don’t necessarily like to write lengthy posts of about my adventures. . . but I will show you some pictures from the current and the past. . . My likes . . .Hole-in-the-Wall restaurants, Japanese and Sushi, almost all types…