Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lunch anyone?

Okay, I know that it's been a lot of years since I left Taipei, but for some reason I can't seem to remember where we normally ate lunch during the day.

I lived just outside the HSA east compound, and I know there were snack bars within the east and west compounds, but I have no memory of any of them. I often skipped breakfast in those days, but where I ate lunch is a complete mystery. I doubt that I would have packed a lunch because I hadn't accumulated much common sense back then.

I don't recall any sort of vending machines at TDC, so that can't be it either.

My evening meals were often at the 63 Club (China Seas) or even the Linkou Club Annex, which offered up some really greasy fried chicken. Also, I had a small toaster oven in my room that I used to prepare frozen dinners every now and then, though I often dozed off and burned whatever I was preparing.

Seems like my senior moments are becoming more pervasive.


1 comment:

Lacey said...

I lived in the hostel after awhile, but at first, I lived in barracks that looked like quonset huts that I think were behind the youth hostel. There was also a tailor shop back there, and I think a gym, and this little building that was like a snack bar, run by locals. I guess they served burgers and such, but I clearly remember going there for fried rice. A huge plate of fried rice for lunch. It had veggies and pork in it. I also remember machines in the USTDC building. I remember them because I had never heard of Dinty Moore Beef Stew until then. Also there were little cans of ravioli. The stuff was warm, in the vending machine. YUK. But I ate it. Usually at about 3am, as I recall. Also, someone would occasionally go on a food run and bring back fried dumplings, or noodles..sort of like ramen soup. Or greens and "beef". From a noodle stand. What was the name of that main street? Chung san pay lu (chung san north road). I'm probably not spelling it right. It was only 38 years ago!!