LSA is a liver cleaning diet that tastes good. Devised in Australia by Dr FJ Steed in 1965
比：L = 3 SK= 2 A = 1
I’ve seen linseed on sale in the grocery department downstairs of Shin Kong Mitsukoshi (Zhongshan MRT store). Have also seen in bulk at Dihua Street, although not on sale everywhere. Almonds and sunflower kernels are easily found. Grind in a small coffee grinder.
Another option is to drink it in a smoothie, again with fresh fruits and soy milk. A small dash of flax oil is a good extra.
I like a thick Greek-style yoghourt as a topping. That might be difficult to find in Taipei, so just use fresh juice instead of cows milk.
It should be good with ripe durian. Sliced dragon fruit might be nice with banana and strawberry.
You’d think a coffee shop would start selling this as a special health food in Taipei. It might end up being a bit expensive that way, but a good idea just the same.
AVOID MIXING WITH ANY FORM OF MELON – “melons are to be eaten alone or left alone”.
I’ve eaten it for 30 years or more, although not a regularly as I should.
With beautiful timber furnishings dating back over 100 years, this Chinese medicine shop in the middle of Keelung’s shopping area is a marvel.
The owner arrived in Keelung (northern Formosa now Taiwan) in 1949 along with about three million others fleeing communists in mainland China.
His family has been traditional medical practitioners for several hundreds of years at Canton, (now called Guangzhou) passing the knowledge down to each generation.
My father’s famous ancestor was Swedish who made seventeen trading voyages between Sweden and Canton, each trip taking 18 months. It would be interesting if my ancestor (by the name David af Sandeberg (David of Sand Mountain) and admitted into the House of Nobility by King Gustav in 1772) had made contact with the ancestors of this Keelung medicine family 350 years ago.
My little personal quest is now complete. I found the answer in Keelung without going to Canton, China where nobody would have been at home.
Not impossible points. Stranger remote coincidences have occurred to me.
One of the 70 million sharks killed this year. How terrible. Are the other fish black trevally (known for their stinging spine that will cause agony – I think).
“Rare fish” is really raw tuna. The very large prawns were US $15 each! Brother and sister ran the show. Almost opposite the Dianji Temple in a famous area known as Keelung Miaokou (page 126 Lonely Planet TAIWAN 8th Edition 2011).
RED FISH. Very small coral trout (or lunar-tail trout) probably from aquaculture.
The name (species) of this fish had me baffled. Look carefully – then it’s suddenly obvious.
Price list outside hotel
There are two or three establishments offering massage and services detailed in this picture. Location is somewhere near but not at No.71 Nanjing East Road, a slightly more expensive part of the city.
A full body massage is two hours, which seems a long time, or am I naive? Not kidding. Attractive young women made me wonder.
The ‘dig ear’ in progress – self portraits.
After years of free-diving and scuba in the ocean, it was time for a ‘check-up’ and perhaps a bit of a clean of the outer ear passage. All went well. At US$15 it was quite worthwhile.
The self-portrait was while waiting for a therapist to arrive. A Chinese man who spoke no English. He did a good job, twirling things within the ear – even touching the eardrum. Session lasted at least thirty minutes.
Prices seem about double that of the night markets where a finger nail clipping is US$3 and both feet toe nails US$6 (or NT$200).
Wish I’d be more hungry – cake and coffee spoiled it a bit beforehand. Called in to see Chen at his restaurant and ordered the following. Must come here more often as it is very close to my hotel in West Taipei near the former Food Circle.
Actually at Chen’s Taiwanese-Japanese Restaurant you don’t ‘order’, you select from prepared dishes. A guarantee of getting what you see and like the look of. It’s a good system.
The Atlantic salmon was an exception. He often has smoked salmon wings. I’ll always have these when they are available.
Miso soup is always good here. Fish soup with a few tofu cubes and seaweed.
Sesame seaweed is just that. Boiled or steamed stripes of green weed with sesame seeds and maybe vinegar of some type. A popular dish everywhere in Taiwan.
Steamed squid was cold, very tender. Perhaps a bit tasteless as compared with abalone. Similar in texture. Nice though with a good sauce.
Taiwan tap beer is good. I’d rather Australian Boags Draught from Tasmania but that’s not possible. The difference in minimal.
This is a popular restaurant (even regarded as famous by other friends) in a narrow lane or alley. Outdoor and indoor seating. Good atmosphere. High quality for a medium to low price. About NT$490 for the lot.
THIS RESTAURANT HAS BEEN MENTIONED HERE PREVIOUSLY.
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Still pictures and video show Yan Ping Road North (window shopping) – a walk from the old city North Gate north to the first MRT (new one) with an unpronounceable name. Yan Ping Road is significant as it was once the most fashionable area of Taipei – before Zongshiao East Road began.
Presumably the retail prices in Yan Ping Road would be good – if only for the cheaper rents for the buildings. The variety from one shop to the next is entertaining and far beyond the scope of this simple video. This only shows one side of the street too – the east side. I’ll eventually explore the west side and see if anything outstanding was overlooked.
NIGHT scenes are a protest organized against the importation of beef containing the leanness enhancing drug Ractopamine.
I read about the protest in Taipei Times and considered it might be worth a look.
The newspaper said protesters ‘would march to the President’s building’ – well, they marched in that direction, but did not get there.
At a point near the 228 Peace Park a wall of police stopped the crowd in its tracks. Senior police stood in front of their troops and the crowd quietly dispersed.
Everyone should have been happy with the results, except the media perhaps (who love to report otherwise. They can’t help it).
Footnote: (The TT newspaper is always available in the 7-11 and Family Mart type stores with TWO copies being delivered. Recently only a single copy – not a good sign of circulation figures).
Taipei Times sample story on local food for Americans.
My first feed back in the city is usually at this establishment. Always delicious. Roast duck has a similarity with roast lamb I considered today. (Years since I’ve eaten lamb or beef though).
Taipei rice is always good too. This eatery was reviewed two years ago. Nothing much has changed.
If entertaining a friend an option might be to buy half a duck and have it served with the vegetables and rice ‘of the day’. Open for lunch and dinner.
NT$90 which is now less than $3 in USA/Australia currency.