2 - July 1, 2012

Friendly little guy we ran into on the way to dinner.

A new Yakiniku restaurant opened up close to our house and we just had to try it.

Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉), meaning "grilled meat", is a Japanese term which, in its broadest sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. It is derived from Korean roots.
Today, it commonly refers to a Japanese style of cooking bite-sized meat (usually beef) and vegetables on griddles over flame of wood charcoals.

This place was AMAZING even with no English menu. At first the staff spoke very little, but as JP spoke to them in Chinese they started to use their English with us. 
The starter for our great meal was a japanese salad and barbecued cow tongue. I actually tried it ... and it was so good! 

The owner and staff were very attentive and made sure we understood what we were eating as the experience was top to tail. We ate many different cuts of high quality beef all prepared right infront of us. It was bbq bliss. We almost slipped into a food coma until the bill came and that quickly woke us up. Although this experience was first class treatment we are not used to meals being expensive in Taiwan. In Canada 3000NT or 100 CAD would not be considered overpriced for two meals plus drinks at a nice steak house, but it was a little steep for us when we are used to much cheaper cost of living. But it was worth it to treat ourselves on our last weekend in Taiwan.

After dinner we stopped at home to hang with the pup before we went out for the night. Here is our first family photo. Zuri looks suspicious of us . . . 
I think she knew we were going out and she wasn't invited.

Then, we headed to The Red Bar on Bar Street. This is one of the first bars many ex-pats find there way to when they arrive to Hsinchu, Taiwan. 

So, our fellow foreigners decided that for our last Saturday night it was only appropriate to end our time in Taiwan there.  

Bar Street at 4am. Time to go home.


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