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Night-out Taiwan style June 22, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Culture, Food, Places, Taiwan.



There comes a time in every person’s life when an individual has to partake in some kind of compulsory festivity or makan, for the sake of one’s country.

It fell on me one day several years ago during a trip to Taiwan. We were in one city that is well known for its flowers, cacti and other bushes and shrubs.

Lunchtime came and they ushered us, a group of about 12 into a restaurant. It has a nice ambience and the menu was steamboat, on an individual basis. The people were Malaysian and Singapore journalists.

As usual, one smart alec uttered why we are engaging in a polorisation exercise whereby Singaporeans were clustered together and Malaysians likewise. So being the maverick in the group, I “ordered” several in the group to mix and match.

It turned out to be a pretty good idea because we were forced to engage in some conversation that brought out some little known facts about each other.

Well, the Taiwanese food was excellent although I remember lamenting why there were no spicy stuff around. This comes from too much exposure to chilli padi and belacan!



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