Antipodean /ˌantɪpəˈdiːən (n) a person from Australia of New Zealand (adj.) relating to Australia or New Zealand
What comes best after one and an half hour inclined trek under the sunny yet breezy morning? Food! The Australian-infused eatery happens to be notable among food enthusiasts in Taipei. My friend discovered The Antipodean online and suggested that we had it a go at trying its F&B after the hike. The food posted online looked healthy, so as we were thinking about restoring less amount of fat than that of what we had burned back to our tummies, off we go!

We reserved seats a day in advance by phone to avoid peak brunch period. There is only 10 minute spare time, so remember to come in time.

FOOD & BEVERAGES Avocado Baked Egg
NTD 280
avocado, pine nut, egg, mashed potato, Spanish sausage, tomato and sourdough bread

As far as I can recall,  my friend neither passed negative comment nor did she show bad expression. 
NT 280
beef, pork, tomato, onion, sour c…


When dining out at an Italian restaurant and opting for pizza of preferred taste may be an ordinary experience for most of you, creating your own mixture of toppings and match it with various type of sauces is surely not a common way to enjoy Italy's renowned cuisine in PLUS (+) PIZZA.
Don't worry if you never been to this place because the waiter/waitress will kindly explain to you how to make an order. The restaurant offers you set menu(s), as you can see above, and à la carte menu, which is divided into that 240 NT (single choice for every type of ingredients) or 320 NT (various mixture for each type of ingredients). As for my friend and I, we went for both the 240 and 320 NT à la carte pizzas, and single cup of drink since it is a buffet. After you decide on what to order, you can start creating your masterpiece, and do not forget to pay at the end of the counter. Keep the bill for they will call the number written on it when your pizza is ready :D
Here is how our pizza(s)…


Let me tell you what a photo enthusiast think is crucial. Sunlight. It had been weeks of cold weather partnered with rain and howling wind in Taipei until one day the weather set out to be a warmer and more sunny sky. Waving my hands saying goodbye to low light outdoor photo setting, increased exposure from VSCO (I am accustomed to using this lately) and welcome natural light!

Personally, I think nothing beats light so as to obtained a fine outdoor-shot photo. Of course the necessity to own a well built camera and equipments like lenses and tripod, for instance, is not inferior to such nature given device.
Speaking of photo gadgets, These days vast range of equipments for photography purposes are on a level with diverse array of food. The price starts from the most persuasive budget to the most costly one. For example, camera of the ubiquitous smartphone performs not worse than DSLR camera. Affordable selfie stick makes easy people to adjust the angle while snap a view.
However, I th…


A couple of weeks ago, my Friday night apparently was a typical example of dining out except for my date was none other than my Dad :D. No pre-booked seat in a fancy restaurant, but as we were driving around the jammed roads (an ordinary scene of Jakarta during weekend) an impetuous idea to stop by a Japanese polished house came up, and one and a half hour later both of us came out as bellies were filled with satisfaction. 
Complimentary starter
Try the juice. It tastes impressive as juice from mushroom and beancurd was strong and blended in. On the plate were also nokdumuk (korean) - jelly and carrots.

蒸篭五目鳥 seiro gomoku tori Steamed braised chicken combined with assorted vegetables over the rice, served in a unique bamboo basket. Salmon katsu, miso soup, pickles and dessert as side dishes.
To tell you the truth it was my first time trying salmon katsu, which I think tastes not as great as it does with other meats, or it is me who basically do not fancy fish that much.
Bottom right w…


Bandung is the second largest city of Indonesia that was found by the Dutch in 1810 and is located approximately 140 kilometres away from Jakarta, the capital city of the archipelago nation. I would recommend any of you who put interest in treasuring the urban lifestyle of Indonesian city at the same time exploring the beauty of nature to mark Bandung on your destination while travelling to this south east asian country. Be ready to spend your savings on manifold food, shopping and entry tickets for varied object tourism.
Speaking of the culinary, one could not miss the highlights such as Sundanese food, martabak, batagor, etc. Beside its popular foods, during the recent years many fancy modern restaurants have blossomed in town and offer vast range type of menus from Indonesian's specials to Western ones. All can be enjoyed with nice ambience coming from the decent music and unique interior. In addition, there are also several tourism sites established upon the idea of food bazaar…