Continuing with my own journey, after arriving in TPE to connect to my next flight to CGK, I got time to explore and check out EVA Air’s lounge offering. After passing through security, head to middle of the terminal and go up one floor to where the airline lounges are located. I was a little confused at first to see that EVA Air has 4 recently renovated lounges! I have access and checked out two of them. As I took many pictures, I will make a follow up post for the shower room at The Star lounge. Here are the pictures from The Star lounge, all 23 of them!
Star Alliance Gold members can take advantage of The Star EVA Air Lounge. I think by now US Airways is already removed as they merged with American Airlines.
Waiting room with many more cushioned seats behind the screens and on the right side. Left side is where the food are. Don’t worry, power plugs are around!
Right side (edge) of the lounge, more seats, suitable for eating. Power plugs are strategically located around.
One half of the cold bottled/canned beverage offerings. Photo of the other side was unfortunately blurred but they are mostly canned soda so you can picture that.
Coffee machine, pretty fancy.
Blurred tea selection. You get the idea, they have a selection.
Wine and hard liquor. Any time!
Campari, vodka, gin, and bourbon ‘on tap’. Reminds me of something else… *had this back at my last place in Hawaii
Assorted bread, pastries, and mini doughnuts from Mister Donut.
Cheese sandwich and assorted cheese. Cool thing is that they marked things that are for vegetarians or ovo-lacto, etc.
Salad and salad dressings; citrus flavored vinaigrette, thousand island, and sesame vinaigrette.
Steamed buns or bakpao or manapua of all sorts; red bean, creamy custard, vegetarian, and teriyaki pork. Also, vegetarian Taiwanese meatballs.
Baked sweet potatoes with authentic looking container.
Dim sum offerings! Pork and and shrimp shumai or siomay. The shrimp ones are inside.
Condiments for rice porridge or bubur or jook, mostly vegetarian-friendly i.e. tofu. There’s also duck egg.
Hot food, something not offered in American lounges. Fried rice with salmon and braised sliced pork and silken beancurd in soya sauce.
Hot food for vegetarians; stir fried rice vermicelli and wok fried vegetables.
Western-style hot food: assorted vegetable egg frittata, chicken sausage, and hash brown.
For dessert, Meiji ice cream with some fancy flavors: rum raisin, blueberry yogurt, green tea, and brandied cherry.
Meiji ice cream second take, pretty colors!
Dessert display includes mashed taro ball, assorted cakes, and assorted desserts.
Close up of some of the selections (clockwise): pumpkin donut, shrimp shumai, pork shumai, and pork bun.
More dim sum for me please!