Just before our driver drove us to Taipei , we stopped by Green Green Grassland ( Qing Qing Cao Yuan ).
It was really cold and windy. And we get to see alot of sheeps ( cute little meh mehs) .
On the way to Taipei , we stopped by rest stations for some hot food. Weather was cold and it was raining. We need to warm up with some hot soup.
After 4 hours drive from Cing Jing , we arrived at Taipei. Our hotel was situated right smack in the middle of Ximending. So shopping was really easy.
First meal of the day in Taipei was steamboat buffet. 500NT per pax and alot of selections ! It was 3 minutes walk from our hotel.
This was what attracted us to come here for the steamboat buffet..the ice cream selections.
Steamboat ingredient selection was alot but hmmm soup base so so ..so none of us really drink the soup.
Sunset quite early at 6pm during winter.
We took a train to Wufen-pu for shopping. It is a wholesale centre and i bought quite abit of clothes for work. Quite hard to find nice clothings there though mostly are cheap.
After which , we walked to nearby Raohe night market for more street food.
You can shop and eat at the same time. Things here are pretty cheap.
We drink milk tea almost EVERYDAY. You can order hot or cold milk tea.
I cant remember whether i drink more than 2 bottles of plain water during my trip.
Really just eat and eat and eat and eat as we walked down the street and night market.
Reached hotel back at about 1.30am and we woke up early at 8am to have breakfast at a rather famous you tiao shop. The queue was damn long. Queued from the 1st floor to the shop at the upper floor. The egg prata like thing was very nice !
阜杭豆漿: Fu Hang Dou Jiang which is on the 2nd floor of Hua Shan Market. We took the MRT to Shan Dao Station from Taipei Main Station.
Look at the queue. Cant even see the ordering counter nor end of the queue which was few floors down.
Then we took a train and bus to Jiufen and Shifen.
Here is Jiufen.
The quite famous and popular Ah Ma Rice Balls at Jiufen.
We realized alot of nice food are always named Ah Ma XXX .
Just like the Ah Ma Tea Leaves Egg we ate at the moutains on one of the islands.
Actually the train station at Jiufen reminds me of Jinhae in Gyeongsan-Do Korea which is a famous place for cherry blossoms. So if you are going to Korea in Spring , remember to go to Jinhae to view the beautiful cherry blossoms. I blogged about it before and you can check my March/Apr/May post on that. I can’t remember when i blogged it because i went in late March 2015.
That’s the place we “fang tian deng” . Me and a colleagues shared one and i wrote all my wishes in a mixture of Korean , Chinese and English. Lol..Korean for my new Korean family , Chinese and English for my family and work in SG etc.
After which , we took the train back to Shilin night market and it was time for dinner.
Ah Zhong Mian Xian at Shilin. The chilli is da bomb ! But the vinegar so so only. I must put like 6 spoonful of vinegar. The chilli is really “powerful” so just put abit first and taste before you add more.
Long queue at Cheese Prince. It is located at the street food near the entrance of Shilin. Damn nice.
Very cheap too about SGD 3 bucks for this. No wonder long queue lah. Really long queue.
Alot of shopping and eating here.Hmm..don’t expect to find alot of fashionable shops here because most of the stuff sold here are pretty cheap. If you are looking for cheap gadgets like hp covers , phone external camera lens, stockings , cheap or replicas , night markets seems to be a good place to go to. I got quite afew cheap stuff here and of cos i stuffed myself with alot of good and cheap street food.
** To be continued.