Black man beef noodle

This is possibly the best beef noodle place in all of Taiwan, the soup is rich and beefy and the beef is really soft and tender and the noodles are some of the best you can get as well. The location is on the map below, and you can call them on (02) 2913-5899, but I doubt they speak English.

You can find some pictures of their food here, and the prices are still the same, more expensive than your average beef noodle, but so worth it.

Update: This placed closed a couple of years ago, despite being quite popular after the owner was in the movie Lucy.

Cosi o Cosi

Cosi o Cosi is a decent little Italian restaurant on Dunhua south road, section 1 and the food is generally quite good there. Some stuff is slightly over priced, but most of it is quite tasty. They also have a large selection of imported beer for those interested in that. Their phone number is (02) 2771-5883 and they’re open seven days a week from 12.00 to 14.30 for lunch and 18.30 until 23.00 for dinner.

If you’re not familiar with Taipei, then take the blue line MRT to the Zhongxioa Dunhua MRT station and then exit via exit number eight. Walk straight up the road you get out on (Dunhua south road) and keep walking for about 3-4 minutes. You should walk past a a Häagen-Dazs before you get there.

You can find more details on their Facebook page.

Update: I would say that Cosi o Cosi has gone downhill over the years and we don’t tend to go there any more. At one point they had a Gelato place a few doors down, but that didn’t last too long, most likely due to the high rents. However, it’s one of the older Italian restaurants in town.

Alleycats Pizza

If you like decent pizza and calzone, then Alleycats should definetly be on your list if you live in Taipei. Although I’ve only been to one of the five restaurants (the one on LiShui St), I can highly recomment them. The food is good and it’s also one of only a few outlets in Taipei that servers Cider. The best part is that you can customize your pizza if the topings on the menu isn’t to your liking. You can find their website here and it has addresses to all of their restaurants including telephone numbers.

Cat pictures

Ok, the first pictures in the gallery which I seem to have finally gotten up and running are of Turbo, Rainbow and GuanGuan. All of them are street cats that my girl friend has picked up at various times. She has had GuanGuan for quite some time, while Turbo was an addition in late May of 2007 (and yes, he’s really fat for a cat that’s just over a year old) and Rainbow was picked up in Feburary this year.

Sorry, I lost the pictures as I moved hosting site, but I’ll be adding some at a later stage.

You can find more pictures by clicking on the Pictures tab at the top of the page

Sorting out the site

Ok, it’s been a while since I posted something here, but as you hopefully can see, I’m working on sorting things out and I’m trying to install a new image hosting gallery thing, we’ll see how that all goes as I’m having some issues with PHP and the webhotel I’m with, but maybe they’re nice people and will solve my problem for me.

Otherwise I’ve been busy as ever, loads of things have been going and Computex of course, which was hectic to say the least. You can check out my coverage over at

Anyhow, it’s late, or early depending on how you look at it, so this will only be a short post.