Friday, January 16, 2015

Day 8: Lunch at Alishan Gou Hotel...

~ 21st March 2014 ~
After literally throwing our luggage in our room, we went hunting for food. We could smell food and hear the clinking and clanking of chopsticks against rice bowls and we could eat a horse anytime. It was really cold so we needed food all the more. We couldn't be bothered with the pricing. Even if we were overcharged, we welcome that because they needed to transport the food supply all the way up. It was a long journey from the bottom of the mountain. I couldn't remember whether we ordered each dish separately or they all came in a set. I think they came in a set or was it charged by the head count? Couldn't remember anything but I could remember we gave two thumbs up for the food at Alishan Gou Hotel.
Don't be surprise by the food that we ate. It's nothing fanciful. It's very simple food but we really appreciate the food on the table. We licked every plate clean, even a stray dog would find it disgusting with how little, almost to nothing, that we left for the strays. Don't get me wrong, there are no stray dogs around that area. I'm just using it as a metaphor. Don't read everything out of context and jumped to conclusion that there are stray dogs around the vicinity of the hotel. *sigh* It was a small plate of cabbage but it was really sweet. We could have a few plates of that at that point of time.
Then came the plate of sweet corns with I dunno what beans. As long as I see corns with prawns, I know I wouldn't die of hunger up in the mountain. That dish reminded me so much of what we were served in Beijing. I'm okay with corns anytime of the day, as long as it's not corn-on-a-cob. I don't like the fibres getting stuck in between the teeth.
Pork slices~! Shabu shabu~! We really had a small pot of soup with the portable stove. It's cold so everybody would enjoy eating hot pot or steamboat. We were not gonna have those pork slices raw.
Were those mango slices? Oh, I really couldn't remember. It's like 10 months back when that happened. I know I'm slow in uploading photos and updating this blog. If any restaurants need my recommendation through blog-writing, I think it would only happen when the restaurant is no more in service. Sorry, I don't live on blog-writing. If I'm paid to write then I would sacrifice my sleep doing so. Back to our soup. I don't remember the taste but I remembered that there's something which I like inside. You know those deep-fried fish pieces like those eaten for steamboat? Never mind if you don't know what I'm talking about.
My wolf was hungry as well. I tried feeding it but it wouldn't eat. It was shy because there were too many people staring at it. I know my wolf is very handsome.
Awesome~! My plate of boiled chicken with soy sauce. Then, what were those? Tendons? Should be chicken feet skin, a cold dish.
Obviously, the travel buddy was extremely happy with the bowl of rice. Did we get extra bowl of rice? I was very happy with the food. Correction.... WE WERE HAPPY WITH THE FOOD~! And yeah, when you're hungry, everything is delicious. That was the only day we had three square meals. How did three become square? We had three triangle meals that day, breakfast at Tanxiang Holiday Resort, lunch at Alishan Gou Hotel and dinner in Alishan where I couldn't even remember the place, neither did I snap a photo of the place.
Done with our food and about to fall asleep, the dessert came. Not my style of dessert. I still prefer watermelon or a scoop of ice-cream even on a cold day. Pinky enjoyed those cherry tomatoes if I remembered clearly. We went up to catch a forty-wink, did we? Nah... couldn't remember...

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