Mid-working week brings the blues, particularly when dealing with the aftermath of a season of languor. Comfort food, at whatever price, brings relief.
Given the timing, conversation with ex-colleague invariably steers towards the ill-health of the economic environment and lacklustre life prospects in general. Only the camaraderie and comfort food can uplift.
Canton-I's Japanese fatty braised pork with its signature skinny wantan noodles saves the day. Check out that cut of meat, flavour-packed and laced with tender slivers of diet-defying fat and soft bone.
Shanice's soupy craving was answered by noodles in steaming, clear soup, with fat juicy wantans to refuel her tiny frame.
Over-priced drinks - lemony tea concoction dribbled over crushed ice at RM8 and soy bean milk at a little less.
Sure a meal that simple could've cost us less, and we could've done away with the annoying presence of flies that demanded our attention, but for this particular mid-week, Canton-I delivered safely.
Shilin Night Market, Taipei
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