Miss. Delicious #87 : Shinyeh at the Taipei 101 - Authentic traditional Taiwanese food at it's best!

in #food3 years ago (edited)

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When I arrived in Taiwan a few months ago, I knew I would have to maximise my short stay seizing every opportunity to explore, experience and eat! The island, though small, is brimming with cultural intricacy, from it's innovative night market snack foods, to the infamous shrimping venues. Without a doubt, Taiwan has some of the most diverse food offerings in Asia and indeed the world - a result of it's culturally rich and diverse history.

In the 60's and 70's, Taiwan underwent significant economic growth and was one of the four Asian Tigers alongside South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. It wasn't until the economic reforms beginning 1978 in China, that the Chinese economy began it's wonder growth, eventually eclipsing the growth of the four Asian Tigers.

Twenty years ago, Taiwan seemed to be the place everything was manufactured or assembled. If you take a look at a toy or some old electronics from the 1990's, you'll probably see it labelled with Made in Taiwan. Nowadays we are used to seeing Made in China on everything, often joking about the quality of some of it's products. This exemplifies the shift of Taiwan's economic reliance on the rest of the world, to that of China as the once labour intensive industries in Taiwan are steadily shifted off-shore.

In today's Miss. Delicious, we'll be visiting a restaurant inside the most significant landmark in Taiwan which of course is the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Located in the Xinyi district, the Taipei 101 is the pride and joy of Taiwan. It symbolises the prosperity of Taiwan over the last few decades but also represents Taiwan's future as an advanced economy with an important position in the world's economy.

Whenever I see anything related to Taiwan, it is almost always accompanied with shots of the Taipei 101. Whether it's my friend's in Taiwan celebrating new year or friends sharing pictures of their visits to Taiwan, there is almost always the Taipei 101 building in their photo sets.


The Taipei 101 is named as such because of it's 101 floors. After it's completion in 2004, it was officially the tallest building in the world until the Burj Khalifa completed in 2010. Since then, there have been 3 other buildings completed which are taller than the Taipei 101, namely the Shanghai Tower, Abraj Albait Towers and One World Trade Center.

Despite losing it's status as the world's tallest building, the Taipei 101 continues to be an important and significant symbol of Taiwan's advancing technology as well as Asian tradition.

The Taipei 101 is located in Xinyi district, considered the prime shopping district of Taipei. It's a very new district and thus all of the buildings are very modern. The Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store operates over a dozen department stores in the district and there you will find all of the famous luxury designer brands from all over the world.

Certainly, this area is very popular amongst the younger generation of Taiwanese people, with it's shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, there are many activities which appeal to the young.

Once called the Taipei World Financial Center, the Taipei 101 is a multi-use skyscraper with a large multi-storied department store at it's base, and then restaurants and observation decks in the upper floors. In between, you'll find the offices of some of the worlds largest companies.

There are no buildings in the area which are anywhere near the height of the Taipei 101, in-fact, the next tallest building in Taipei is the 51-story Shin Kong Life Tower. Looking up from the base of the building, you really get a sense of it's height by how much your neck has to bend backwards to see the top!

Most of the foot traffic of the building is actually to the multi-storied department store adjoining the main tower. I had a quick browse around and reconfirmed my theory that Taiwanese people are obsessed with Line (the chat program) and it's Line characters like Brown and Cony.

Shinyeh Dining at Taipei 101

I decided to combine the observation deck experience with a Taiwanese food experience. Luckily, Shinyeh, which is a food trendsetter in Taiwan opened on the 85th floor giving it's guests and opportunity to taste traditional Taiwanese cuisine whilst gazing at the Taipei night time city view.

Shinyeh was established in 1977 by a woman named Lee Xiu Ying. In the beginning, it was a humble restaurant with just 11 tables, and served home cooked Taiwanese style dishes. In Taiwan, restaurants which have thrived for more than 40 years are an example of true authenticity and quality. With such a competitive food industry, often labelled as the mecca of food in Asia, you can almost guarantee that such a reputable establishment will leave you with unforgettable dining experiences.

Although considered a high-end banquet venue, Shinyeh's modest beginnings were always focused on simplicity and tradition. This is the foundation through which their business has thrived over the years. Their ethos : develop home cooked dishes into something that could be served in a restaurant setting.

Walking into the restaurant, it is clear that despite it's modest beginnings, the Shinyeh dining experience has stepped up a notch (or 85), and is now a full on high-end dining venue. There isn't anything that particularly defines the interior design, especially relating to Taiwanese tradition or Chinese heritage, but then I am reminded that the origins of this restaurant are in it's authentic dishes. Still, the interior decor gives a pleasant ambience, further uplifted by the panoramic views below.

The tables in the center are the traditional circular tables with a rotating table top. These are usually assigned to larger groups of four or more people. I like the chandeliers leading to the private rooms, but in the public dining area, they have these weird disc lights which make the restaurant feel like a mix between a traditional Chinese food house, and a modern style club.

The venue is undeniably classy, but the real attraction in my opinion would be the views and the food.

I should note that the entire Taipei 101 design ethos, is to strike a balance between traditional culture and modern technological advancement, so the modern hubris is probably a result of these fusions of styles.

Taipei is curious in that it's skyline is dominated by a single skyscraper. All around it, are moderately tall buildings, none of skyscraper class, all dwarfed by the 101 by an order of magnitude. This is in contrast to somewhere like Pudong, Shanghai, where there are several skyscrapers and towers of similar height.

Still, the view of the night time city of Taipei was magnificent. There aren't many places in the world where you can dine on the 85th floor, but this is one of them, and now it's time to see what the food is like.

The Menu

First up, we have the cold dish platter for starters. This consisted of Abalone, Mullet fish caviar, and poached chicken. All three of the dishes offer subtlety in their taste. This is quite different from the Chinese dishes in China where the tastes can be quite overwhelming and require balancing out. I would go as far as saying that in comparison, these tasted quite plain. All three have a different texture and consistency, my favourite? The poached chicken. So many restaurants over-do it with sauces, particularly on chicken but not Shinyeh. Their's was just right.

Taiwan is some what famous for it's fried rice. It isn't unusual to come across restaurants which offer a menu entirely full of various fried rice dishes. This particular one is Beef fried rice and it has quite a strong spring onion taste to it. I find that this is the key difference between fried rice in China, and fried rice in Taiwan. I welcome the change because even on such a simple dish, it's something you can appreciate instantly from the unique taste.

One of the most famous staple dishes in Taiwanese cuisine is the 3-cups chicken. This is chicken which is cooked with 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of rice wine, and 1 cup of sesame oil. I decided to try the squid cooked in the 3-cups style since I already had chicken for starters. It was very delicious, I love the slightly chewy texture of the squid, because it forces you to taste the 3 flavours as they pair together. It's also one of the stronger tasting dishes which I had been longing to eat for quite some time.

Fried Oysters
Most people eat Oysters in Taiwan with the Oyster Omelette. It's essentially an Omelette with Chinese cabbage, starch flour, no cheese, and oysters, it's such a popular dish and definitely deserves being on the menu of every Taiwanese restaurant in the world but I prefer to eat that at a nightmarket, in Taiwan, you really can argue that nightmarket food is better than a lot of the restaurant food. Here, the oysters are deep fried with a hint of salt and pepper. It's not quite the same taste as the Hong Kong salt and pepper squid, and it's not the same texture either. Oysters are extremely soft, and almost have no toughness when you chew on them. This dish is much the same, in that aside from the initial crunch on the surface, the Oysters themselves just melt in your mouth. There is rawness to it's taste which is cleverly covered by the batter on the outside.

Fried whitebait with beans
When I was younger, a common way to eat congee, particularly when it was plain, was to add salty fried whitebait to it. I absolutely adored the whitebait when eaten this way, it could turn any dull dish into a very appetising one. This dish gives me that same feeling. I love the crunchiness of the whitebait, and the balanced out saltiness from the beans. It goes perfectly with the fried rice from earlier.

The first and only proper vegetable dish of the meal is none other than Luffa gourd. This is a very delicious and fragrant dish lightly seasoned with fish sauce. The texture of the luffa is soft making it really easy to eat as well as digest. It is commonly cooked with small dried shrimp, though on this occasion, it is garnished with thin strands of enoki mushrooms.

Pineapple Prawn Balls
This dish is quite similar to sweet and sour, except without the sour part. The sweetness is bolstered by the actual pieces of pineapple which were shallow fried together with the prawns. The sauce was quite viscous but not overpowering in taste. I think this one would definitely interest a lot of people, particularly westerners because of it's similarity to their familiar sweet and sour dishes.


For dessert, we have the Almond Tofu followed by the Coconut Milk with Sago and Fried Dough Stick. The Almond tofus is only a tad sweet, but it has the very identifiable almont fragrance which boosts it's taste considerably. I like to use my tongue to eat these because they're so soft and subtle in taste.

The dough stick is typically eaten alongside soya milk. However, in Taiwan, apparently it accompanies the Coconut Milk with Sago. It's a strange combination to me because Coconut Milk Sago where I'm from is usually eaten with Mango. Still, it was very delicious and unusually different to what i'm used to.

Viewing Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain

One of the problems with enjoy skyscraper experiences, is that being in the actual building means you don't see it. You can see everything else from a marvelous height but you can't appreciate the building itself whilst inside.

I decided to find somewhere to get a view of the building alongside the city. Most people, including myself, will have shots of the skyscraper from the Xinyi shopping district. I decided I would climb a nearby mountain to get some better shots of the area.

Just a few kilometers from Taipei 101, there is a hiking trail called Xiangshan Nature Trail. It's the perfect place to climb up and get a gorgeous view of the downtown area.

At the base of the mountain, there is this gorgeous temple. The colours are so vivid, standing out against a perfect blue sky.

It's called the heaven and clouds palace because when it was built many years ago, it was the highest structure in the area.


The details inside the shrine are incredible. Just take a look at the ceiling and see for yourself.

Inside, there was an active worship with the locals playing and singing. Three people seemed to be dressed as the 3 heavenly spirits are leading the worship.

Just a short walk from the temple and we arrive at the base of the mountain trail. You can see the sign for the entrance to the trail, with some elephants on it. The mountain is called Elephant mountain because it supposedly resembles a mountain. Maybe the trail is it's trunk?

At the top of the trail, there are Six giant rocks which seem to be the end point of the trail. It's quite a climb, but we'll have some stellar views a long the way.

The mountain itself is covered in lush tropical vegetation. Along the route, there are signs pointing out some of the special plants which grow in this area.

As we climb higher up, we are offered a splendid view of downtown Taipei and of course the Taipei 101.

This is the viewing platform about half way up the trail. By this point I had already climbed several hundred steps up a very steep mountain. It was a good time to take a break and enjoy the view.


These are the 6 giant rocks. If I wasn't so exhausted from the climb, I might have tried to climb on top of one like the guy in the picture. Suffice to say, I was proud of making it all the way to the top in the blistering heat. The reward was of course the stunning views of the Taipei 101 and downtown city.

Mission accomplished!

That concludes our multi point of view experience of Taiwan's landmark building, the Taipei 101! I've had the opportunity to eat at restaurants all over the world but few opportunities to do so at such a height. Most people who visit will go straight to the observation deck and not realise that you can have a dining experience plus viewing experience combined.

In the past decade, the Taipei 101 has served as a symbol of Taiwan. It reminds the world that Taiwan is an important place, not only for it's industry and economy, but also because of it's people and culture. Modernising Chinese culture need not forego it's foundations and roots.

Please upvote the post if you liked it, follow for more travel and food blogs from around the world, and leave a comment to let me know what you think!




今天我想带大家从截然不同的两个独特视角来观赏台北101,一个对台北101近距离的观赏,一个是从远处欣赏。台北101大楼分为地上101层和地下5层,其中B1到4楼为5层楼的购物中心, 86至88楼为观景餐厅。101周围的街道热闹非凡,到处装点着节日般气氛的火树银花,霓虹灯闪烁。101塔下陈列着艺术的模型,浪漫的LOVE模型和古代铜钱的雕塑。站在101底下,可以看到在101里面办公的各大公司名称,抬头从正面仰望这雄伟高大的建筑艺术,好像一道通往天堂的天梯,看久了脖子都会感到酸痛,不过我也没有忘记和101近距离同框留念。

101楼下的商场有很多新奇的装饰,我们今天的目的地是坐落于台北101塔85层的正宗台菜馆——欣叶101食艺轩,这里的装修华贵大气,融合了中西方文化的精髓,把中式的古典灯笼,木雕和鱼等古老的文化元素很好的镶嵌在摩登时尚的大块玻璃幕墙餐厅里,坐在落地窗边可以俯瞰整个台北绚丽夺目的夜景。首先上桌的是食艺轩冷三拼,里面有乌鱼子,五味宜兰鲍和土鸡,看得人垂涎欲滴,真是满满一盘美味与营养。服务员端着菲力牛肉炒饭一路飘香的来到餐桌边,炒饭颗粒分明,吃起来油而不腻 。三杯中卷是三杯鸡做法的鱿鱼圈,吃起来软Q弹牙。凤梨炒明虾球,又香又脆,酸甜可口。干贝小鱼花生,完美的下酒菜。盐酥蚵仔,菜如其名,吃起来酥脆的口感。新鲜食蔬丝瓜芳香四溢,清爽可口。古早味十足的杏仁豆腐和杏仁茶油条,吃一口唇齿留香。就这样伴着台北的醉人夜景和地道美食,度过了一个难忘的夜晚。



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I still marvel at the fact that such a small country can, not only pack a big punch, but it has so much to offer in terms of culture; whether it be food, religion or history. And that the traditional is so intricately woven into the modern is rather interesting. They seem to complement rather than compete against each other is for me what stands out about these posts.

By the way. That was a million dollar view from the restaurant.

I think it has to do with the support they received post war from the United States, even reluctant as they were to intervene, it was in the best interests of the allies to have a strategic place in Asia to keep an eye out on potential future threats. Still, that's not to take away from the native people who have done really well to unite and advance despite all the blips in their history.

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这么多的美食让人流口水呀,想问甜心妹妹,你那么瘦能吃完吗? 哈哈,跟着你看美食赏美景,太过瘾啦!


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@sweetsssj - Cool. In this blog, we get to see fine traditional Taiwanese dishes, a glimpse of their best commercial/shopping district and a climbing/hiking trail! I really missed all these experiences.
I have been to the Taipei 101 and the commercial district, of course - for business meetings but hardly had the time to take a detailed look. In fact, I have been to the very KPMG office whose sign appears in your picture! It is a small world - isn't it?

I have tasted the 3 cup style chicken in Taiwan though- not at the Shinyeh, They seem to have done a fantastic job of preserving their native home style cooking while developing the infrastructure to make it a high end restaurant.
Those disc style lights are really weird. Remind me of some sci-fi movie.

Never seen friend oysters before. Look delicious. Must try next time I am in Taiwan. Thanks for pointing out this delicacy

You found a good way to work off all the calories from the Shinyeh meal by climbing to the 6 rocks. That seems like a grand view of Taipei from the top. Well done!

Thanks for this lovely experience. Upvoted

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vm2904, you are one very travelled person, i'm very impressed. It seems like you are reliving your experiences through mine, hopefully helping you to reminisce some of the times you had before. People often ask me how I eat so much and stay slim, i guess it's because i ravish these opportunities to go for walks and hikes, even if they're extremely tiring!

I will try use my not so fantastic memory to visit your post soon my friend

I really enjoyed your story here, how did you make such a beautiful article , uts nice and long with many great pictures, I would love to make something like this....how should I start, thanks again....love this....

Yes. I really enjoyed re-living my Istambul and Taiwan visits through your blogs. I got to see things I had missed.
Lol. Good remark on the memory. I hope you manage to remember this old lion friend :)


Of course i cannot forget the lion, also my blogs on Turkey have not finished yet! (these are like mixes again hehe)

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Beautiful photographs and amazing information about Taiwan.
Have you ever visited India? You will find varieties of food culture here as India is a very diverse country and cultural changes after every 100 kms. Hope you would plan soon to visit India to meet amazing people and experience a different culture and cuisine.
Thanks for sharing lovely information about Taiwan! @sweetsssj

Your post i awesome as always. Great photos and delicious food. I have only once opportunity to tase Taiwan food and it was very tasty.

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been to Taiwan before and love the food and culture

What a brilliant display of culture and color! It is a vicarious delight to experience this part of the world with you. Mahalo for the share and for inspiring the rest of us!

beauknows, my pleasure! This has been one of my favourite destinations this past year, and i'm so happy to share it with you all with so much positive feed back. Thanks for taking such an interest, and hopefully see you a lot in 2018!

Really nice post.hopefully these articles continues.until this time what was the most different thing you've eaten?

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Fancy upscale dining in Taiwan! Looks amazing! If you're still in Taiwan, you need to check out Ding Tai Fung. They have the best soup dumplings I've ever had.

This is a must try!

Haha I've been to Din Tai Fung several times now, they are wonderful! Actually the time I met ned, we went for Din Tai Fung in Hong Kong :)

Awesome! Good to hear. I haven't been to Taiwan since 2011 and the American DTF locations just don't compare. Still good, but never better than the OG

Like post

I want some.....hehehe

Wow, I have no words for everything! The picture with the angel wings is probably the best in my opinion :)

the pics are food are such amazing, I love them

thank you pennystockhelp, do you eat chinese often? Have you ever tried taiwanese food before?

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It's a great feeling to be first on steemit isn't it lol. Wish she posted more, but I can only imagine the amount of time and work that goes into such a great post.

Oh yes. Making such a huge post with the amount of details takes a lot of time to write.

dahlsom, sorry I couldn't post more.. I can try to post every 2 days, but my posts are taking a long time these days, and engaging with everybody is also important to me.

I totally understand. They're always worth the wait. I'm hoping to visit China in the next couple of year's so making a list of places I want to visit. Thanks for taking the time to reply :D

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hey sam! Thanks for catching it so early and leaving a comment too! I'll do my best to keep things positive and sweet :)

another lovely place learnt. feeling bad for not being able to taste the food items in the pics posted. by the way, was curious to know what's there in the floor 101.

Oh I'm hungry now. you are so lovely


Whata beautiful view!

Puny hoomans came for the hot chick and not the food....

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Hmmm, yummy. This looks truely delicious. The taiwanese kitchen at least looks awesome 😁

very delicious, and very exciting!

As always... Great content!
Thank you :)

You or food which is more delicious?

Oh Wow @sweetsssj ! Another over the top awesome post with fantastic photos ! loved your post ! I have never tried Taiwanese Food , but i really hope to now after seeing all you mouth watering pictures ! Im starved now and I just ate ! Lol ! and the awesome photos of the Taipei101 Heavenly temple , its beautiful ! The tour was awesome , so thanks for taking us on your walk with you and Thanks for sharing the foundation and roots of Taiwan from the Taipei 101 ! it was awesome !💕✌👍💕✌👍💕✌👍

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Taiwan is nice place to visit,a lot of history and the food also is great..

and very informative post..

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the photos are so excellent and very beautiful

Thank you mrblu this is one of my favourites from the set, day time pictures are always more colourful~

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Great post, I really love the beauty of your photography style, and your favorite food.
I have been a few months painting the beauty of your face, because I always miss you.
This is the picture I painted into a memory for meU5droXDWhRTRT3aPjm86xrZDeAQz6L7_640x480.jpg


thank you so much, I think you reallly have some talent here!

I have a talent for painting

This guy really painted a picture of you? scratchmyhead

Indeed I am an artist painting artist


Another awesome post from you @sweetsssj! Keep on steeming about your impressive travelling experiences! :D

thanks travelingstories! Will do :)

Hi @sweetsssj,

Nice to meet you. This account sbd.giveaway is to support minnows at a small level; if you can support, it would be great. I am getting support from few accounts but those are very small accounts with less than 1000 SP. I hope to hear from you, thanks a lot.

That looks delicious! Drooling...

very nice

beautiful , u got new fan here

aw yassine04 thank you!! :)

please follow me back. i have vote and followed you. please visit my profile and vote and follow me. thanks

Oh how i wish i could travel around the the world like you. Such an inspiration @sweetsssj

hey! @sweetsssj could you tell me which camera you use ?! really great pictures!

travel with me

Haha that's crazy!

DEAR @sweetssssj i miss you, i always look for your post. Philippines time is already 1:00 am i was about to sleep. I am grateful i was able to see your post.... heheheheh how are you? i hope you are doing good. You have a wonderful travel. Were you travelling alone? I love TAIWAN TOO, this coming March we will be going to TAIWAN with my steemit friends here in Philippines. Are you still in TAIWAN?
Awhile ago we had our steemit gathering, i introduce you to my friends, every knows you.., you are very famous here in philippines. i told them that you are going to visit here soon.

@sweet i always miss you, your post.... i have my friends who are traveller too then i told them that "please follow @sweetsssj and follow they way she blog....

@sweetsssj i give you my beautiful smile...please check this out


Your friend


These are our community in Philippines all of them know you. For you are good model to them.



wow, what a community you have!

Wow this is beautiful! I'll be grateful if you upvote my post

sorenkierkegaard, thank you! You are a real follower reading my post at 1am! But thank you so much for staying up to look through it, even leaving a comment. I was very privileged to have many friends in Taiwan. Sadly, I am not in Taiwan now, and this was a little while ago, but I'm going to be visiting again sometime before the summer I think.

Btw, terrific smile :D

I know that you would not want to be political, but do you see a necessity in Taiwan and China becoming the same nation?
Since you know both, is there a difference between the two societies?
While Canada and the USA border each other, there is a vast difference between our two societies.

There is a vast difference between China and Taiwan, at it's core the ideology is different, and even though we stem from the same ethnical groups, the long time that both places have been separated have made us quite different to the island friends. Personally, I find people from Taiwan to be a bit more friendly and hold some more western values.

I compliment you on your graciousness and tact.
I have a fondness in the study of DNA.
In one stroke, it shows our commonality and our differences.
When I travel, I have always found people to be friendly.
I prefer to stay 3 months at a time in one location.
This allows me to truly meet people and to see how they live.

In case you want to visit Canada, my latest post includes a video that will show Canada in 30 minutes.

Wow with so many different businesses in one building that can be your one stop shop for everything!


wow so colorful photos ... i love your articles


WOW this is FIRE hahahahahah
"Cuz once your mine! You aint gettin flagged!'

wow hahah can you please make mro eof these @photoquest ??? liek scroog mcduck ones, GIFs that show peopel with lots of cash and money evrywhere ec etc etc but with sweetsssj? haha its perfect man! make this its OWN pst and i bet she will upvote :D post when u have 3 of tem ready to go hahaha

Looking strange. Katty Parry lollzz

Doesn't beat this colourful gift though!

Wow, dining on the 85th floor, that makes the food even more special.
And I see cutlery lying with the food. Thats is nice if you are not used to eating with chopsticks like me. Saves a mess ;-)

That's a keen eye! Chopsticks seem to be the bane of many people's asian culinary existence, but thankfully it is not very difficult to get the hang of after a bit of practice!

my upvot sleeping

oh mon dieu @titim un upvot de @sweetsssj vous aiderez a depasser vos problémes et a retourner au trading mais ne comptez pas sur elle :car ces gens la n aiderons personne

j ai pas besoin de son vote ; allah howa li kayarzaqe

You make us feel like we are right there with you.
Very detailed pictures and a storyline to bring one in as if they were standing next to you.
What an amazing job and beautiful pictures.

thank you buster544! Glad you enjoyed it so much :)

Hi @buster544 my latest post includes your namesake illustrating Canada.


@sweetsssj What a great adventure. Excellent dishes. Beautiful photographs. =) Regards!

Thank you, it was quite the adventure indeed!

very delicious dishes

Philippines is just a few miles away, give us a visit @sweetsssj! Food's good and the people are too!

that's very tempting! Where is the best place to visit would you say?

Most of the active Steemit guys in PH I think is on Cebu, you can start from there and they will guide you up! But, for nice places, you can start with Boracay. There are a lot more nice places here.

Hello @sweetsssj...

Travel with me please... Please...


My name is beensssj...
True u're fans...

lol thank you.. that's so funny!