A quick getaway from Singapore into the city of Taipei! We only planned for eating fishballs in XiMenDing (at least for me LOL).
This post will be simple and just for sharing. I think I have more food shots in this trip so enjoy!
I will follow up with pictures from my UWA film camera (included)
The last minute planning resulted in limited hotel rooms but luckily we still managed to get a room in XiMenDing. It is old but bearable and price is real decent.
View from my hotel room. “Awesome” LOL!
Xiao Dou Dou: My favourite Taiwan breakfast shop in Xi Men Ding!
Spaghetti with Tomato sauce
Sandwich with turkey ham
The ever friendly taiwanese cooks that can move around in that confined space (there are 4 of them)
A busy day sees many stickups
Chong Zua Bing Hawker
Summer means lesser pieces of clothing for the ladies. =D
Beardy Zhang’s Ru Rou fan (Braised rice)
Braised rice at its best.
Uber Good Porkchop (MUST ORDER!)
She also think its good loh…
Wu Fen Pu for wholesale market purchases (I personally think its better for women to buy their stuff as I did not buy anything there)
Zhong San Gong Yuan to visit Sun Yat Sen. XD
A view of Taipei 101 behind the building.
Serious marching going on.
I waited for this moment where I can see visitors “communicating” with Mr Sun Yat Sen.
My 1st visit to Taipei 101 (500TWD is not cheap for me but I just wanted a 1st time experience)
The fake photo background the staff made us take. =/
A listening device used while walking around 101 so that one can appreciate the view from the top.
Pay per use (nahhh)
The layers of mountains afar. Phew!
Another scenic view of the city with the mountainous backdrop.
Oh yeah, we were at level 88 and 89.
The metal blob that counters and holds the building together during an earthquake. Ingenious I think.
Expensive corals for sale (nahh once again)
Nearby, we saw this singer, Guo Jing performing. Quite pretty from this distance. XD
Time for RaoHe night market!
My favourite fishcake stall (or whatever you call it!)
Chee Cheong Fun from a nearby stall (so so lah)
Custard pancakes (YUMMY!)
Back in Ximending, this is my favorite section of the street. Our favourite Muah Chee, Korean Noodles and the fishballs (line up one after another side by side!)
Mala and Sha Cha for me, Mala and Seaweed for her. Burpz.
This Korean ricecakes and noodles is also a must try. Cannot skip okay? I am not a fan of korean food but this hawker dish is so nice!!!
Carrot cake at xiao dou dou again (I think our local carrot cakes taste better though)
Sandwich with chicken cutlet for me (too oily for me since I dislike fats)
First time at this toy museum. A must go for toy lovers (especially those who like miniature stuffs!)
Yes, that small.
The toys may be small but they can make it so BIG all together!
This deer can be made up of 1/2 a mahjong tile.
The wolf and the wolf.
YongKang Street for some street browsing
Teabreak at Syros Cafe. Her fruity tea.
Our Brownie that was more like a muffin.
The great beef noodles at YongKang Street. Fabulous! Must eat! (I don’t fancy beef but I love this!)
Mango Ice dessert (We had it to clock the mileage lol but its still not too bad!)
Back in Ximending once again, we ventured for some food in the area. This is fishballs soup with dongfen
Dried Dongfen with the braised pork sauce.
Carrot cake that was pretty well cooked. I enjoyed the sweet sauce that came with it. hehe!
Fishballs again. More to come.
Jiu Fen: Up the mountains, there is this little stretch of road going uphill that have shops along the way.
This dongfen and fishballs is a must order when you are here! See the shop name in the next picture.
The famous taro balls. It tasted much better in summer than winter. I guess it was great for bringing down the heat.
The popiah in icecream, also one of my favourite. The brown powdery stuff are actually shavings of peanut malt candy, which is very yummy!
Time to go ShiLin market (I found more of my clothings here than anywhere else even though it have become so commercialized)
Got some baby clothes for a fellow colleague here too.
Her favourite hot plate kinda dish. lol.
Dory fish on BBQ plate
Steak on BBQ plate.
Fishballs again. More to come. XD
Soy milk time! Despite the long queue, we reached the cashier in 10 mins time.
I personally liked it as I find the soy milk very rich!
Yangmingshan Take Red5 bus from ShiLin MRT station. (Beware that you need to spend alot of time at YangMingShan as we spent 5 hours to and fro but only covered 1 of the 13 scenic spots there. I will not go back again as it zaps up too much time due to the bus waiting time from one stop to another (not talking about the number of tourists waiting for it too!)
Maple leaves. Beautiful yeah!
Many old folks come to this place and I wonder why. Maybe the reason is as simple as it have much greenery and its really cooling when you are so high up in the mountains
The loud creaking sound made in the forest was mainly by this I guess. Mating hur? LOL
DanShui Old Street
Danshui old street for street food now! Time to try the big icecream! XD
Some say, I do it well.
Ah Gei beehoon and their signature Ah Gei. Pretty good.
BBQ eggs with silverfish.
Teabreak again in one of the shops in Dan Shui.
Fisherman Wharf to catch the sunset. Silhouette first!
Sun setting soon. The orange hues are coming!
What’s life without a few selfies.
Basking in orange light.
After the orange hues, comes the purplish hues.
Taking a picture at the love bridge.
Another corner shot.
Risotto by Ah Mao (Frankly, save the money. Not worth it)
The final supper for this trip after a dinner of risotto (Crazy har!)
Thanks for viewing!