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Postby Toe Save » 22 Jul 2012, 14:38

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Dining out in Taipei just got a little more exciting this week with the long awaited opening of Whalen's. Alex Whalen is one of the coolest dudes I've met in Taiwan. He arrived on these shores 7 years ago and has really made something of himself, beyond the dreaded classroom. I know he'll do well as I am sure this venture will be a huge success.

Located in the heart of Brunchland, at the corner of LeLi Lu and AnHe Lu, Whalen's specializes in skillets, a piping hot baked egg'n'cheese dish chock-a-block full of other goodies. They also serve a wide array of sandwiches, wraps, omelets and waffles. But it's their eggs benny that I always return for. Easily the best traditional benny in town, I'm also a huge fan of The Desperado, a mexicali-style omelet of spicy sausage, bacon, bell peppers and gouda cheese topped with a tangy and piquant salsa verde.

If eggs aren't your thang, they've got a tremendous pulled pork sandwich that has an exquisite smoky sweetness offset by a tangy vinaigrette-based slaw that puts some south in yer mouth. Equally tasty is the The Philly, a sloppy mess of hearty goodness.

While Whalen's is an equally fine establishment for a quick breakfast, lunch or light dinner, they have plans to open up as a 24 hour shop on Friday and Saturday nights, so I can envision many a rowdy late-nite feasting ahappening.

As well, Forumosans are offered a generous 10% discount on your meal. So run, don't walk to AnHe Lu and treat your palate to a plate of hearty, flavorful goodness. Tell 'em Toe sent ya.

For more information, visit their facebook page.
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Re: Whalen's

Postby BigJohn » 23 Jul 2012, 01:36

Based on the pictures, it looks like an absolutely amazing place to get a huge ass / beer belly / thunder thighs as well as atherosclerosis!

I don't mean to be negative, but those pics all look totally loaded with grease. Not that there's anything wrong with that! :lol:
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Re: Whalen's

Postby Adflob Sales » 05 Aug 2012, 15:50

Whalen's special offer to Forumosans of 10% off your meal is valid only Monday thru Thursday. Simply tell the staff you are a Forumosan and enjoy the discount. They are currently open from 11:00 Am until 9:00 PM.
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Postby headhonchoII » 05 Aug 2012, 16:02

Can I get the Everything with Cheese there?
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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Postby Adflob Sales » 05 Aug 2012, 16:41

headhonchoII wrote:Can I get the Everything with Cheese there?


Try the Juicy Lucy.
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Re: Whalen's

Postby Tempo Gain » 05 Aug 2012, 17:03

Missed this first time around, definitely looking forward to going. The smoked meat sandwich (center of top photo) is awesome.
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Re: Whalen's

Postby adguy » 05 Aug 2012, 17:33

I'll try anything ToeSave recommends. Unless it's cilantro. And bonus, Whalen's is right down the lu from me anyway. :discodance:

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Re: Whalen's

Postby sandman » 05 Aug 2012, 17:48

Is that quiche on their blackboard? I might be able to persuade the old lady in the door if they have something a bit healthier-looking than those photos. Decent salads, for example?
I'm a real man, and I eat quiche, but I prefer it to come with a salad. A proper one.
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Re: Whalen's

Postby Toe Save » 05 Aug 2012, 18:01

sandman wrote:Is that quiche on their blackboard? I might be able to persuade the old lady in the door if they have something a bit healthier-looking than those photos. Decent salads, for example?
I'm a real man, and I eat quiche, but I prefer it to come with a salad. A proper one.


Yes, quiche is on the menu and I do recall a decent enough salad with an excellent raspberry vinaigrette. I spoke to Whalen about the grease content of his pics and he explained that his version of western food should be heart-stoppingly deloozish. But there are plenty of healthy options as well.

I tried the Leaky Skillet yesterday, home fries and sausage mixed with veg baked in a skillet then topped with poached eggs and hollandaise. Luverly combo once the poachers are oozing over the spuds.
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Re: Whalen's

Postby urodacus » 05 Aug 2012, 21:31

BigJohn wrote: totally loaded with grease. Not that there's anything wrong with that! :lol:



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The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!

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