Breakfast in Taipei: Fu Hang Dou Jiang

One of the best restaurants or one of the best places to eat in Taipei for breakfast is Fu Hang Dou Jiang. It specializes in soybean milk, youtiao (bread), and dough sticks. Long lines from the second floor to the outside of the building would welcome you in the morning, so it was not a surprise that when we got to the Hua Shan Market, that’s what we saw. My friends and I were laughing that we queued up without confirming what are we lining for is right.

This building. At the second floor. (Google map)

The line was long, but it moved faster than we thought because the ordering process was quick; there are more than three food attendants at the front.
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We ordered soy milk hot since the temperature is 5 degrees Celcius and it was raining. To us, Filipinos, it tastes like taho. Be sure to mix it well since the sugar is at the bottom part of the bowl.

The food we ordered is what usually ordered by the crowd – the Signature Thick Bread with Eggs and Donut Stick. There’s also a sesame bread version so you decide. And yes, it’s a carb over carb – bread and doughnut stick but heck, who cares! The doughnut stick is crunchy which is also good to tear it and put it on the hot soymilk!
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Menu here from wanderjunkies.

The place is at the food court, and Fu Hang Dou Jiang is the only outlet open as early as 6 AM so the seat won’t be a problem. The price is reasonable and the serving is big I got a hard time to consume it all. As I’ve said, the service is fast, they were able to accommodate people right away. It was my first time to try this kind of food so the foodie soul in me was so happy and satisfied with my brekky!
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Ambiance: 4/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5

Address: 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, 忠孝東路一段108號


Beiruti Bite Express, Taguig

Nowadays, the people want everything in a snap because a lot of things are needed to keep up. While you find that your weekdays are loaded with many things to do or you just want to have a quick snack to munch before attending your responsibilities, there are kiosks that can answer your hungriness like Beiruti Bite Express.

My former workmate, Vanessa, and I ordered moutabal (P49) for the appetizer.  Moutabal is an eggplant dip that is mixed with lemon juice, sesame paste, and garlic drizzled with olive oil. It is served with a pita bread that is soft and warm.

Instead of ordering shawarma, we ordered rice meal. I got shawarma beef rice (P109) and Vanessa ordered the shawarma chicken rice. To my surprise, I find that the chicken tastes better than the beef for the rice meal.

shawarma beef rice

shawarma chicken rice

I met the manager and the owner of Beiruti and they let us have a take out of the Beiruti Sandwich that is shawarma beef. I did not get to take a photo because the presentation did not look good anymore because of transporting from Taguig to QC, haha. Luckily, I was able to take a photo of the menu. They got a regular size and a titan size. We only got the regular size coz I tell you that the titan size is really huge. It’s larger than the size of a man’s face. Really, I’m not exaggerating here. I’d prefer to choose the beef meat for sandwich.shawarma sandwich

Their shawarma sandwich smells nice. It’s not the shawarma we usually have here that has a pungent smell of the meat. No wonder that there are many people who would stop by at this kiosk in my observation while we were eating.

Lastly, they also gave us a minted lemonade shake for only P50! The glass is also huge and I like that this one cleanses your palate after eating shawarma. If you like a herbal taste and to freshen up, I would recommend this.minted lemonade shake

I would like to thank Ms. May of What To Eat Ph for letting us try Beiruti Bite Express.

The place is just normal but they have a seat where you can eat your food but the price is pocket-friendly and the serving is really good to fill you up. There is just a thing to improve with regards to service.  It would take awhile to have your food because there’s only two of them who prepares it. The taste met my preference because it does not smell nor taste too strong plus their meat is really good.

Ambiance: 3.5/5
Price: 5/5
Serving: 5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Taste: 4.5/5


Beiruti Bite Express

G/F, Market Market Mall, Taguig

0921 926 4635

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The World of Robinsons Magnolia

Shopping and dining is even more rewarding when these are all done in one location. Thankfully, we’ve got malls to allow us to do these things all in one go. However, there are only a handful of malls that house boutiques and restaurants that you could rarely find, a mall that is not congested with people, and one that has a condominium nearby. Last May 13, I was able to experience the life I could have if ever live in Robinsons Residences thanks to RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale, Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and Robinsons Residences. The Magnolia Residences offers both 36sqm one-bedroom and 78sqm executive two-bedroom units. The media headed first to the Magnolia Residences’ showroom, which truly wowed us.

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It truly felt like shopping and dining were just next door since the idea is to clearly make life convenient for those dwelling at the Magnolia Residences. Thus part of our itinerary was to head next to Robinsons Magnolia.  We went to Robinsons Magnolia food court located at the ground floor to visit three stores. We went straight to C’Verde by Big Chill, the first vegetarian quick-service restaurant. There, I munched on Bean and Cheese Taquitos. Next, we went to Zigla. Here, zizigla ka talaga (pun intended), because they prepare freshly-cooked food. However, we tried the pre-prep Tuna and Cheese Sandwich with high-fiber whole wheat loaf. We then went to Pad Thai. The store offers authentic Thai dishes, but at an affordable price. We got to try their Pad Thai Chicken. Considering that we went to the mall’s food court, Robinsons Magnolia has healthy and delicious offerings. I’d recommend the place to people who are figure-conscious.Image

We satisfied our sweet tooth by heading to the House of Silvanas. I’ve already seen some of its stalls in different malls. However, during our visit, I was able to taste their meringue wafer for the first time. This dessert comes in pandan (too sweet), strawberry (mildly sweet), mango (so-so), and ube (my right kind of sweet) flavors.  Despite their varying sweetness, they are all still luscious. Next, we visited Villa del Conte, which offers authentic Italian chocolates. Their watermelon chocolate is superb, but their praline ball is also excellent. Gosh, I just love how it satisfied my chocolate cravings!


Sir RJ Ledesma, being the host, warned us that our tummies will be filled with more carbs as we were going to have our dinner at The Clubhouse and Gaucho. The Clubhouse is a house of modern comfort food and its ambience is cozy since its interiors felt like home. We had Tuyo Rice Bowl with pineapple salsa, Truffle Mushroom Scramble (the flavor is so-so), Hungarian Sausage & Eggs, and Vigan Longganisa Hash (I fell in love with this one the most). I’m going to marry The Clubhouse in the coming days.Image

The dinner’s mood shifted from cozy to stiff as we set foot to the two-level Argentinean-inspired restaurant called Gaucho. I describe the place’s ambience as stiff, because it is a fine-dining restaurant. However, the friendly staff makes up for all the stiffness. Their Falda ala Cruz (US Beef Shortplate) is tender and yummy. Meanwhile, their Cochino ala Cruz (native suckling pig) did not appeal to my taste buds. However, their Cordero Entero ala Cruz (Australian Young Lamb) was tasty and smelled really fresh.  Argentines are meat lovers so swirling a red wine is a must when dining in an Argentinean-inspired resto!


I don’t know if you guys already know this trivia, but for those who don’t, then this one’s for you: It was in this place where Magnolia Ice Cream House was situated before.


But hey, Robinsons has reconstructed a place that will make your eyes happy and your tummies groan. There are a lot of establishments to remember, but I guarantee you that all the places we’ve been to truly made our night. I like Crepe Parfait! With the heaps of ice cream we had, we never had to scream for more ice cream!



Robinsons Magnolia

Doña M. Hemady Avenue, Quezon City