Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Taipei - Day 4

Headed to Jiufen on Day 4 and to get there, we used a train to Rui Fang. 
PS: You need to change to another train at Taipei Main Station, tickets can be purchased there as well
Train schedules can be found online, you just have to be there about 30 minutes before departure to get the tickets. 

Happy campers on board the train!

40 minutes later at Rui Fang (: 

Follow the signboards until you get out of the train station

One touristy shot with the yellow taxis :D

There is a bus stop directly opposite the train station and there you can get a bus to Jiufen (: 

Here we are!!

Some beef noodles before anything else
This shop is right at the main entrance of Jiufen and pretty prominent

I personally like this better than Lao Zhang. 

There is dessert in the same shop too!

Shaved Ice with Beancurd

Zomg, best Asian dessert ever

Off to explore the area after filling the tummies! 

Haha this is funny. 

Gorgeous view from one of the highest points

Romper on me still available (Only Size S) in limited quantity!

Who this hamsum boi

Awesome lighting perfect for camwhoring :P 

Also visited the "Jin Gua Shi" but it was too foggy that day :( We couldn't see shit

Tea break!! 

On board the Public Keelung Bus, the most memorable bus ride ever

The bus went through those roads and the view was magnificent 

We were so lucky to be the only 2 in this bus!! :D 

The bus driver was so nice he even stopped for a while so we could get a picture of the iconic waterfall :D 
I love Taiwanese.

The bus driver recommended that we go to the Keelung Night Market but it was raining pretty heavily then 
and we didn't want to risk running into the typhoon (Weather forecast predicted the typhoon to come that night) so we decided to use a bus (Journey took 45 minutes more than train) back to Taipei. 

Dinner at Five Dime Restaurant, located opposite Mirarmar Entertainment Center
No.8, Lane 32, Section 1, Neihu Road, Zhongshan District

Designed by a local artist

Every corner of the restaurant is a piece of art

The food was as yummy as the art pieces albeit too much MSG used.

My favourite dish!
Scallops fried with egg whites! Zeeliciousu

Curry Crab

Black Pepper Beef

Wrapped up dinner with some Mochi :D 

We were caught in a sudden huge downpour with crazy wind while getting a cab
Thought it was the typhoon and ran like wild horses to look for a shelter.
That scene was just hilarious. 
We were running at full speed, Jy was holding my arm and shouting, ITS HERE!! ITS HERE!! Lolol 
Thank god we managed to get a cab in the end and no it wasn't the typhoon.
(The typhoon came one day after we left Taipei!! Phew) 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Taipei - Day 3

Got up a little later on Day 3, because we were out till very late the previous night. 
Just in time for steamboat lunch in the Xi Men Ding area!! <3 

We spent about half an hour looking for the most promising steamboat restaurant, 
& this was out final choice :D 
Located right next to Rainbow Hotel. 

Large variety of meats to pick from

Buffet, ala-carte style (: 

Kimchi soup base with ramyeon <3 

The scallops were my favourite! 
The very considerate Taiwanese even gave us little cups with sauce to cook them so it'll be more flavourful!! 

My favourite Japanese fishcakes

Chef in the making

And with our bursting bellies, we headed to Danshui! 
One of my favourite places in Taipei <3 
There is this old rustic charm about this place. 

Love this street snack!
Even though I always make a mess while eating this, 
it is a must to have at least once every single time I'm in Taipei.

Le boyf and his Fried Milk Balls


Picture perfect, minus the 2 people in the background 

Those of you who find the Dreamsicle Lace Tunic too short will be happy to know that I am manufacturing something similar, arriving before Christmas! :D
Cutting is similar to the Modern Madeline Crochet Top as an A line dress (: 

J practicing his photography skills

2nd time we caught a rainbow overseas! :D First in Luzern a few months back! 

Sat by the park, shared a packet of "Tie Dan" and wished everyday could like this. 


Last of Danshui before we headed back to the city area for dinner

Ninja Restaurant aka "Ren Che" in chinese, just in case you can't find your way
126 Civic Blvd, Section 4, Songshan District
Tel: 02 25773300

The dimly lit restaurant

This is our 4th visit there and the food never ever disappoints. 
We ordered way too much for 2 stomachs but still managed to finish everything below: 

Super duper fresh sashimi served on ice

Cannot see the Ebi, Ebi Roll

Garlic Fried Rice

Hotplate Beef
Our favourite!!
The cheese and garlic bits goes so well with the meat, the taste is unforgettable. 



Fried Tofu

Besides the awesome food and great ambience, 
a magic-trained staff will do a short performance at each table! 
Gotta love the innovative interaction with guests. 

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