Friday, July 25, 2014

Taiwan Trip - Day 4 part 2 and Day 5

We went to 东区 later that night because my brother in law want try this particular restaurant.
Plus I wanted to go to the different label stores to buy something for J.

I managed to see xiao gui in his shop! OMG
Super regret not asking him for a photo!!! And my brother in law said I'm really lucky! He went a couple of time and have never bumped into any artists but I DID!!! OMG hahaha!

But personally I think 1 of his staff is handsome than him. HAHAHA!!
I think my mum reaction was really funny. She keep asking me to take photo with him.
Maybe I should the next time I bumped into any artists. Do tell me how to approach them if you ever encounter! HAHAHA

Side track a little, I did purchased something from his shop AES for J because it was the most affordable label I can paid without using card. Haha. Actually I wanted to buy clots but it really way over my budget and I think my mum will scold me when she saw the bill. HAHA

Back to the food!

We went to this restaurant 度小月 (Tu Hsiao Yueh / du xiao yue) which I have no idea where it's exact location.
It was really crowded and to be frank, I don't think the portion was enough as a meal.
Even a toddler, Nicole was still hungry after this meal.

However, taste wise is really YUMMY! Service too! 一级棒的啦!

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This is where they prepared and cooked the noodle!
I think it's so cool!!! 
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I ordered their 肉燥饭 (Braised pork rice) and it is super awesome~
I can't seem to find any 卤肉饭 on the street. So this is the closest I can get to try the authentic  肉燥饭 which I think is almost identical to 卤肉饭. I might be wrong~
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卤豆腐 (Braised Tofu) 
Taste normal but the texture of the tofu was very smooth and silky!!
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炸脆皮大肠 (deep fried intestine). DOPE! I love it whenever the 大肠 is handle by deep fry! 
Super crispy and it does not have any weird smell.
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温泉丝瓜蛤蜊 (Steamed luffa with clams). Very refreshing and the clams were really fresh!
I think because Taiwanese like eating and have access to seafood easily, thus most of their ingredients are super fresh and nice! 
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We ordered this 龍蝦卵河粉卷 (Rice Vermicelli Roll with Lobster Roe). Taste wise was really nice. But this was serve cold? As in it wasn't hot or warm and the vermicelli was a little too "springy". Overall, still very refreshing!!! 


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My family ordered their noodle 擔仔麵 (Tan Tsi Noodles). I tried some and it was really nice!
The soup was really fragrance and sweet. The noodle wasn't overcooked too! 

No. 12號, Alley 8, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhōngxiào East Road, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106
02-2773-1244


Since we weren't really full, we headed to some bubble tea cafe along the street before heading back to the hotel. They have tons of bubble tea cafes around. I'm sure most of them taste similar or equally good!
I saw a Little Twin Stars cafe on the way too! But we didn't went in because the queue was quite long and was drizzling. 
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PUDDING MILK TEA!!!
Super fattening but how to not drink bubble tea when you are in Taiwan!!!
This glass is their standard 500ml bubble tea.
I was super full just by drinking the whole glass. 
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We ordered some snacks too, but I only ended up having photo of this snack.
It's just fried tofu with rice cake. 

As for the next day which was our last day in Taiwan, we didn't take photos because we didn't go anywhere far. I went back to 西门町 with my mum because she didn't managed to went down the previous night.
Wrong timing because it was Saturday, SUPER CROWDED. Although part of me was hoping I will be able to bump into any artists fan meeting session since they usually held over there. Too bad, no luck. HAHA


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The only photo we took that day. 
Some Thai restaurant at 新光三越. The hairstylist cut a bang for me. HAHAHA
She said suit me better than my side fringe.
Oh well~~ 

I guess I shall end my Taiwan trip post here.
It had been really a long time since we travel as a family.
Although there were many hiccups but at least we get relax and enjoyed ourselves.
Nicole finally get sit on a plane after sending us off so many times.
HAHA (:

Till then,
-Gwen

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taiwan Trip - Day 4 Part 1

Have been really really lazy to blog recently despite being very free.
Nonetheless, it was our 2nd last day in Taipei and my sister suggested to go 淡水.
We took their train all the way to the last stop. The weather was fine when we reached there.

I'm splitting this into 2 part because I think 淡水 deserve a post on it own!
And I clearly forgot to take photos for my last day in Taipei. Heehee

Below is the scenery that we saw after exiting from the station. Click to enlarge!
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We reached pretty early about 11am thus, most of the shops are not open yet. 
But the fragrance from all these BBQ shops are soooooooooo tempting!! 

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We bought this ice cream which I totally forgot what is called. But we ordered the shorter version as we do not want to fill ourselves to the brim with ice cream~

I shared the mango favour with Nicole. It wasn't the best, but oh well Nicole enjoyed it and that's great! 

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After walking around aimlessly when most shops are still not open, we decided to take a boat across the bank to 八里老街.
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After arriving at 八里老街, we were greeted by the street of foods!!!!!!!

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This store sell the best fried finger foods!!
Please go try if you happen to be there!

I LOVE ALL THIER FOODS and the best thing is, 
you get to sample some before purchase! 

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There is this small vendor at the start of the street which sell lots of yummy pastries! 
I bought the doughnut and find it pretty alright but a little too oily. 

My mum and sisters bought this Yam biscuits and they swear by it! 
They said it was the best yam biscuits ever! 

So, do drop by and try it! This is the only stall that sell this. 
Definitely not a problem to find this stall! 

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The rain started pouring after we purchased our snacks.
Since there wasn't much thing to shop over there, we headed back to 淡水.

Luckily most shops are opened by the time we reached back.
We went to starbucks to chill and waiting for the rain to stop. 
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On my way, I finally got to buy BUBBLE TEA!!!
It was super cheap and nice!!!
LOVE IT! 
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Also got to try 阿给 which is tofu with some rice vermicelli inside. 
I think it's the sauce that make it super yummy!!  

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We also made this family zodiac over there. 
I can't remember how much this cost because my mum paid for it. 
The shop 传艺工坊 is located at 
淡水区中正路168号!
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Lastly, I had my hair wash and cut at David John Salon.

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Super affordable and the service is SUPER GOOD!
You can never find the same standard of service and quality with the price we paid in Singapore.
I only trimmed my fringe and wash my hair. If i'm not wrong it was only NT300!

David John Hair salon
台北市
南京西路8号3楼
Tel: 2523-2003

That's all we did in the day~
The next post will be a short one on our dinner.
Because there are quite a few photos on foods!!!!!!!

Til then,
Bye~

Monday, July 7, 2014

Taiwan Trip - Day 3

Hello everyone.

Really sorry for the lack of update because I been traveling recently and I didn't pre schedule any post beforehand. Therefore, now i'm trying to clear a few backlog.

We went to 九份 and 十份 that day.
My sis booked a car for us to travel up. Even though the weather was pretty bad, we managed to do quite a number of sight seeing.

The 2 kids are able to sleep on the car and have enough rest which is good! Because they were less annoying. Haha

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If you ever happen to pass by this store, do try it!
It's really YUMMY!!!
Although it is a little expensive for the serving but just give it a try! 

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Managed to try a few snacks around there too. 
The pork sausage is really nice!
Smell super nice too! But it's definitely on the oiler side. 

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I don't really eat this but according to my family, they say it is really nice!
I shared with my mum the hot version and it is not too bad.
Perhaps if I ordered the ice version, I would like it better. 

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Once again, we were caught in the rain.
Went into 1 of the cafe to avoid the rain. 
Really like the theme and the view suppose to be very nice, but it was raining heavily.. 

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Despite the rain, we still want and managed to 放天灯.
I alway wanted to try putting 1 and make wishes.
It was really crowded despite the rain. I guess majority are tourists. 

There are trains coming through our path. 
We need to act fast before another train approached.
A very different experience. Haha. 

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We managed to shop at 师大夜市!!!
YAY!!
The 卤味 is freaking awesome la!!!!
2 huge plates for our whole family to share!
I think the stall is 灯笼卤味

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I think that's all I can remember from Day 3.
My memory are getting from bad to worse..
Haha. Really need to pen everything down as soon as possible!!

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Till then,
Bye~