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Plaza Premium Lounge in Taipei

Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei

Welcome to my world of traveling with young children. We’re all too familiar with the common scene in the airport. Let’s face it, traveling can put anyone, no matter what age out of rhythm. Long lines, flight delays, circadian rhythm totally out of cycle! You end up with cranky, tired and hungry kids with even more exhausted parents needing a quiet and comfortable place to rest and eat decent food!

I finally tried the Plaza Premium Lounge service at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport because we left Taipei on an ungodly hour. I do like the edgy and modern decent with clean lines and atmosphere.

Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei

You can choose to sleep in dimly lit rooms with couches or get a working pod where you can set up your laptop and have your own space and privacy. What a luxury to have in airports!

Plaza Lounge Taipei

Hungryyyy kids!

Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei

On the menu that evening for freshly cooked hot meals:

Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei

Salads, yogurt, fresh fruits to tide one over while waiting for your hot meal order.

Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei

hot meals taipei plaza lounge

Every nook and corner has sockets for recharging our laptops, cellphones and other electronics.

Plaza Lounge Taipei

Our little haven of peace and refuge!

plaza lounge taiwan

Filling up our bellies before another red eye flight. For the adults, there are also alcoholicabeverage

Plaza Lounge Taipei

Yawn! Children get to snooze, too!

Plaza Lounge Taipei

Clean bathrooms too to freshen up right before your flight!

Plaza Lounge Taipei

Plaza Premium Lounge (Terminal 1 Zone D) is open 24 hours daily.

Located right above the Departure Immigration Hall, the Plaza Premium Lounge opens 24 hours a day for your convenience. Guests are more than welcomed to enjoy comfortable seating and some light food and beverages. Besides complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone service is also available to keep guests connected all the time.

4/F, Terminal 1, Departure Hall, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Book for your passes here.

Bijin Nabe, S Mason, Conrad Manila

My family and I like to try out new places to eat especially when it has healthy dishes because I try to feed wholesome foods to our children at all times (of course we’ll have the occasional cheat days or weekend treats, too!). Recently, we tried the newly opened restaurant in S Maision, Conrad Manila called Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo to try their most prized dish, the signature Beauty Hot Pot soup which has many beauty and medicinal benefits.

Here’s what we had:

Romaine Lettuce Caesar Salad to start because we need our live enzymes from fresh greens!

romaine lettuce salad

Maximum Fried Eggplant was my favorite appetizer of the meal! The mix of textures of the outer crunch and soft eggplant inside just melts gloriously in the mouth!

Nikumaki is a pork based dish (rice ball wrapped in bacon) so my daughter and I passed on this but my parents had a go and really liked it, too!

Now comes the main dish! The Beauty Hot Pot Collagen Soup which has its origins from Japan and now is very famous also in other countries. Apparently, this is the beauty secret of many women. We heard that to get a table in their Singapore branch, you will need to wait in line for 60 minutes! Glad we were able to try it sooner than the crowds came!

Here’s what I lifted from their main website, here:

“TSUKADA NOJO is located in Miyazaki prefecture, Kyushu Japan. It has the most historical and popular way of poultry raising. Miyazaki Jitokko known as the organic chicken is appreciated by everyone. We provide the best quality of golden collagen chicken stock, in a safety and natural environment.

Our signature Golden Collagen chicken stock is stewed more than 8 hours until the chicken bones are fully dissolved. Eventually, chicken stock turns into a smooth and silky collagen pudding. The BIJIN NABE is a combination of the freshest vegetables, seafood and chicken cooked in our Golden Collagen Chicken Stock. We ensure that collagen will be the key of your beautiful skin and health.

You can enjoy our BIJIN NABE with genuine organic vegetables which is safe and healthy for your body. —- Ooooh, I love that! There is a tremendous difference in life forces of organic and non-organic produce. I am glad that they choose to support organic farmers, too!

Of course, we always leave room for dessert!

kamote fries

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo
S Maison, Conrad Manila, Pasay City