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Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

its not huge, this is asia so portion sizes are smaller. the scoops of ice cream are rather small. its not some crazy gut buster or something

Apr 30, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

yah you'll start noticing that alot of soups and other dishes have cilantro put on top, its very popular. i love it too

Apr 30, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

haha so cilantro is really popular in taiwanese cuisine, which is weird bc i dont think ive ever had it in any other chinese cuisine. It does sounds weird, but trust me it all goes really well together. my friend who was with me and has about zero experience with chinese food was totally blown away by this ice cream spring roll and thought it was really good

Apr 30, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

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This is a vendor in Tong Hua Night Market that serves a very Taiwanese dish which is ice cream inside a spring roll wrapper. It’s located in the middle of the Tong Hua Night Market. It’s really easy to miss, but it’s the only place serving this dish and make sure to look for the big square block of peanut brittle.

Spring Roll Ice Cream
The paper thin wrapper is the same wrapper that is used in run bing, which is Taiwanese spring roll. Shaved peanut brittle, cilantro and 3 scoops of ice cream are put inside the wrapper and then it’s rolled up. The ice cream flavors are pineapple, red bean and taro. While it sounds odd, it’s really good. This is one of the best versions I’ve had. 8.75/10

Apr 29, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Best egg tarts in Hong Kong?

Even though the macanese ones are my favorite, the actual custard at tai cheong is outstanding, so eggy and delicious

Apr 27, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Best egg tarts in Hong Kong?

i love the macanese ones the best!

Apr 27, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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date spots in miami?

ok cool thx for that

Apr 27, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

date spots in miami?

out of curiosity whats the price difference between Casa Tua, Bazaar and MM74?

i remember casa tua being relatively expensive

Apr 27, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

[Singapore] Best kaya toasts in town at Killiney Kopitiam

u ever try this one in chinatown with no english name called wu shi nian dai (i.e. 1950s)? it was years ago, but i thought it was really good. they grilled thick toast which i liked

http://www.lauhound.com/wu-shi-nian-d...

Apr 21, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

[Singapore] Best kaya toasts in town at Killiney Kopitiam

looks awesome!

Apr 21, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

[Singapore] Best kaya toasts in town at Killiney Kopitiam

Looking forward to hearing about it

Apr 18, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Chao Thai

Nice review

Apr 16, 2015
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Shi Jia Gua Bao 石家割包 – Outstanding Gua Bao at Tong Hua Night Market

yah ive heard about lan jia as well, but i haven't tried it. ill get to it next time, gua bao is one of my all time favorite street foods

tong hua def still has the neighborhood feel, there are obviously some tourists, but by in large it feels more low key and local

Apr 16, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lao Dian Tou Tai Nan Yi Mian 老店頭台南意麵 – Excellent Tainan Style Noodles Near Tong Hua Night Market (Taipei)

ive heard great things about the food down there, im going to make it a point to go next time im in taiwan

Apr 16, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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[Singapore] Best kaya toasts in town at Killiney Kopitiam

yah i can see that happening although ive generally been pleasantly surprised that the kaya toast at alot of the chains is pretty good, i guess its not a super hard dish to make

Apr 16, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lao Dian Tou Tai Nan Yi Mian 老店頭台南意麵 – Excellent Tainan Style Noodles Near Tong Hua Night Market (Taipei)

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Lao Dian Tou Tai Nan Yi Mian 老店頭台南意麵 is a small restaurant specializing in food from Tainan. It’s located just off the main strip of Tong Hua Night Market. I found it by accident when I was walking around because it was packed and there were several news articles about it posted on the stand in front. The restaurant is two carts in front with small wooden tables in back, it’s really somewhere in between a restaurant and a street stall. The ladies were quite nice. I don’t think anyone speaks English there and the menus were only in Chinese. You could probably point, but it would be helpful to be with someone who can speak and preferably read Chinese.

Zong He Rou Geng 綜合肉羹
This is soup with football shaped white fish balls and small meatballs that look like a brain. The soup is thick and savory tasting; it tasted great with vinegar, chili and white pepper. The cilantro added a nice flavor dimension. I thought this was quite good. 8.25/10

Gan Yi Mian 乾意麵
The house specialty is noodles from Tainan, which is the most southern major city in Taiwan. It is noodles topped with a ground pork ragu, bean sprouts, golden fried onions and topped with a dark brown savory sauce. The ground pork ragu is very similar lu rou fan. The noodles are perfectly QQ (al dente). When it’s all mixed together its savory flavor with a slight sweetness and the golden fried onions were a really nice touch. Overall, these were delicious and I really liked them. 8.75/10

You Dou Fu 油豆腐
This is fried tofu with a savory brown sauce on it. The tofu is room temperature and relatively mild in flavor, the brown savory sauce gave the dish most of its flavor. It will remind you of the tofu you get in Hakka yong tau foo. It was decent, but a little light on flavor. 7.75/10

Overall, I enjoyed this place a lot and actually came back twice. If you’re at Tong Hua night market, I highly recommend trying it out.

Apr 14, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

[Singapore] Best kaya toasts in town at Killiney Kopitiam

does it taste alot different than the chain branches?

Apr 13, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

will do

ive been there before but its been a while. i believe its the same owners at hsin wong, who was one of the best cantonese bbq places in the city. i was disappointed when it closed

http://www.lauhound.com/hsin-wong-goo...

Apr 13, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

my only point was that u happened to pick one of NY strong points as far as chinese goes

Apr 13, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

umm not sure how BC came into this conversation?

Apr 13, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Roast Pig at Yee Li challenges view of nyc ctown

well the gap between NY viet vs socal viet is much worse than NY chinese vs socal chinese

Anyhow cantonese BBQ is LA is actually not that great, I've never been very impressed with any of the places in LA (I'm from socal) and while not amazing the Cantonese BBQ in NY is one of the things that is reasonably decent here and stacks up pretty well against LA

Apr 12, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

date spots in miami?

hmm thanks for these recs. i dont care whether its fancy per se or not, either would be fine, i just dont want it to be really formal feeling

ill take a look at all these places

re: Quality Meats - its pretty decent, but not amazing. they do have a secret at the one in NY, they have $4 PBRs haha...a friend of mine used to lives close and we used to get $4 PBRs and steak tartar in the afternoons there

re: Asian Fusion - yah im probably not going to do that, im not much of a fan of most asian fusion in the US, it ends up just tasting like poorly made asian food most of the time

Apr 11, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

date spots in miami?

thanks for the recs

Apr 11, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

date spots in miami?

ok thx for the recs.

ive been to casa tua but at least like 4-5 years ago

Apr 10, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

date spots in miami?

thanks!

yah wasnt really planning on asian food haha. im just looking for somewhere cool with good food to take a date, somewhere more dark and intimate would be nice

Apr 10, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

date spots in miami?

what are some good date spots in miami? miami beach or wynwood-ish area would be preferrable

Apr 10, 2015
Lau in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

[Seremban, Malaysia] Ice Mountain Sweet-sour Pork @ Kong Ming Oakland

well i actually really like good 清汤, so id be fine with it!

that chun kuen looks very similar to a taiwanese chicken roll 雞捲

Apr 08, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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[Seremban, Malaysia] Ice Mountain Sweet-sour Pork @ Kong Ming Oakland

it looks amazing

is the dessert just 清汤?

Apr 08, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lakruwana Sri Lankan in S.I. - Tips for First-Timers?

i went about a month ago and i really enjoyed it, but i dont have much experience with sri lankan food

Apr 08, 2015
Lau in Outer Boroughs

[Seremban, Malaysia] Ice Mountain Sweet-sour Pork @ Kong Ming Oakland

wow very interesting, was the meat cold?

Apr 07, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia