200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Taiwan

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)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

View from my hotel room. “Awesome” LOL!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Xiao Dou Dou: My favourite Taiwan breakfast shop in Xi Men Ding!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Spaghetti with Tomato sauce

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Sandwich with turkey ham

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The ever friendly taiwanese cooks that can move around in that confined space (there are 4 of them)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

A busy day sees many stickups

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Chong Zua Bing Hawker

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Summer means lesser pieces of clothing for the ladies. =D

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Beardy Zhang’s Ru Rou fan (Braised rice)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Braised rice at its best.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Uber Good Porkchop (MUST ORDER!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

She also think its good loh…

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Zhong San Gong Yuan to visit Sun Yat Sen. XD

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

A view of Taipei 101 behind the building.

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Serious marching going on.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

I waited for this moment where I can see visitors “communicating” with Mr Sun Yat Sen.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

My 1st visit to Taipei 101 (500TWD is not cheap for me but I just wanted a 1st time experience)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The fake photo background the staff made us take. =/

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

A listening device used while walking around 101 so that one can appreciate the view from the top.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Pay per use (nahhh)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The layers of mountains afar. Phew!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Another scenic view of the city with the mountainous backdrop.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Oh yeah, we were at level 88 and 89.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The metal blob that counters and holds the building together during an earthquake. Ingenious I think.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Expensive corals for sale (nahh once again)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Nearby, we saw this singer, Guo Jing performing. Quite pretty from this distance. XD

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Time for RaoHe night market!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

My favourite fishcake stall (or whatever you call it!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Chee Cheong Fun from a nearby stall (so so lah)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Custard pancakes (YUMMY!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Peanut flavoured

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Mala and Sha Cha for me, Mala and Seaweed for her. Burpz.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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!!!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Carrot cake at xiao dou dou again (I think our local carrot cakes taste better though)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Sandwich with chicken cutlet for me (too oily for me since I dislike fats)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

First time at this toy museum. A must go for toy lovers (especially those who like miniature stuffs!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Yes, that small.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The toys may be small but they can make it so BIG all together!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

This deer can be made up of 1/2 a mahjong tile.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Gulliver Travels.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The wolf and the wolf.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

YongKang Street for some street browsing

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Teabreak at Syros Cafe. Her fruity tea.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Our Brownie that was more like a muffin.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The great beef noodles at YongKang Street. Fabulous! Must eat! (I don’t fancy beef but I love this!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Mango Ice dessert (We had it to clock the mileage lol but its still not too bad!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Back in Ximending once again, we ventured for some food in the area. This is fishballs soup with dongfen

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Dried Dongfen with the braised pork sauce.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Carrot cake that was pretty well cooked. I enjoyed the sweet sauce that came with it. hehe!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Fishballs again. More to come.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Jiu Fen: Up the mountains, there is this little stretch of road going uphill that have shops along the way.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

This dongfen and fishballs is a must order when you are here! See the shop name in the next picture.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The famous taro balls. It tasted much better in summer than winter. I guess it was great for bringing down the heat.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Teabreak again.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The popiah in icecream, also one of my favourite. The brown powdery stuff are actually shavings of peanut malt candy, which is very yummy!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Time to go ShiLin market (I found more of my clothings here than anywhere else even though it have become so commercialized)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Got some baby clothes for a fellow colleague here too.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Her favourite hot plate kinda dish. lol.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Dory fish on BBQ plate

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Steak on BBQ plate.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Fishballs again. More to come. XD

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Soy milk time! Despite the long queue, we reached the cashier in 10 mins time.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

I personally liked it as I find the soy milk very rich!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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!)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Maple leaves. Beautiful yeah!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

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

200713-240713 Taiwan with MeiLC-wide

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The loud creaking sound made in the forest was mainly by this I guess. Mating hur? LOL

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

DanShui Old Street

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Danshui old street for street food now! Time to try the big icecream! XD

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Some say, I do it well.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Ah Gei beehoon and their signature Ah Gei. Pretty good.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

BBQ eggs with silverfish.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei
Teabreak again in one of the shops in Dan Shui.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Fisherman Wharf to catch the sunset. Silhouette first!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Shadow casters!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Sun setting soon. The orange hues are coming!

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

What’s life without a few selfies.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Basking in orange light.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

After the orange hues, comes the purplish hues.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Taking a picture at the love bridge.

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Another corner shot.

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200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

Risotto by Ah Mao (Frankly, save the money. Not worth it)

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

200713-240713 Taiwan with Mei

The final supper for this trip after a dinner of risotto (Crazy har!)

Thanks for viewing!

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