Luo Shen Fu and Din Tai Fung

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Luo Shen Fu – The Tale of the Luo River Goddess was written by Caozhi, a famous poet during the Three Kingdoms period to convey his love for his brother Caopi’s wife ZhenFu. Cathy, Ray, and myself saw a production of this legendary poem at the National Theater on Sunday. The dances were beautifully choreographed to absolutely wonderful music. Of course, I had the misfortune of sitting in front of the only person in the theater to laugh uncontrollably during one scene. This was the same person who was overheard after the show asking her friend how a foreigner would understand what was going on in the story. I guess she didn’t see the nice Chinese/English program that everyone who was willing to spend $200 NT was walking around with.

Everyone was in such a good mood, we decided to take a few snapshots.

Here is Cathy and I on the steps to the National Theater, in the background is the gate to the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and the Shinkong Life Tower:

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From the steps of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, the building on the left is the National Theater, and on the right is the National Concert Hall:

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After walking around, we put our names on the list at Din Tai Fung:

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When we arrived, they were seating number 40… we were number 80. Our table was on the third floor, which alone had about a dozen servers, I quickly found out why it was so packed once the food arrived:

Steamed Pork Dumplings:

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Sweet merciful crap this stuff is good!

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The waitstaff (pictured behind Ray) wore wireless mics and never stopped moving. They were all very professional and courteous:

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Steamed Shrimp and Pork Dumplings:

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Fried Rice and Pork:

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I was very happy with everything. If I go back, I will need to bring more people so that I can sample a larger variety of dishes.

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