Sunday, February 6, 2011

Haagen-Dazs ice cream fondue

Tonight, I had a special dinner with my relatives from my mom's side today. But before arriving. I went to the Haagen-Dazs ice cream store near Zhongxiao DunHua MRT station. The interior design is lavish with crimson decor and there are two levels. As usual to Taiwan, it's not a normal ice cream shop and is full service. You get seated at a table and a waiter comes around to take your order. Fine dining ice cream parlor :). Looking through the menu, they have a lot of ice cream "dishes" that are large enough to share between 2-4 people and include several flavors. They take it way beyond your boring cup and cone. They have pages of elaborately plated deserts with multiple ice cream flavors and "iron chef" worthy presentations. But what caught my attention was the chocolate dipped ice cream fondue. Fondue...tasty. Ice cream...delicious. Fondue Ice Cream...FTW. I'll let the pictures do the talking! How could you NOT want that NOW!? ok, so I didn't order it. Not enough time or money. But mark my word, I WILL return to indulge in that ice cream extravagance!

Although that ice cream fondue may overshadow steamed crab. But during my dinner with my family, they had a plate of steamed crab. Steamed pregnant crab. For those that love chinese seafood cuisine and know what i'm talking about, yeah the orange eggs buried under the shell, your salivating right now! It's my favorite part of the crab. Don't get me wrong, the leg meat is good too. But I've grown beyond that. Now I love the tasty eggy meaty parts under the shell. I could take a chopstick or a small fork and scrape at it for an hour just to get the last bits. MMmmmmm. Sorry, picture is kind of dark and blurry.

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