Showing posts with label 4 years. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 3, 2014

台湾游 2014 part 3: Chiong night markets and eating in Taipei!!

The place we stayed in Taipei was called 民生西路 (Min Sheng Xi Lu)... just in front of Shuang Lian TRTC (mrt) station.
We stayed at an apartment (Min su/ 民宿) which was clean, convenient and cheap. Only sgd$106/night!
Walked around in the morning for breakfast and were spoilt for choice on what to eat.

Took a cab to Chrome Hearts boutique at No. 37-1, Chung Shan North Road, Section 2... Almost everything OOS, then open boutique for what. Left empty-handed. Damn you, CH!

So Hubby and I went to do hair instead. Had the most orgasmic head and neck massage, hair wash and tong styling for only SGD$10!!! So cheap!! SO love!!!

Hubby had a haircut..

Taipei 101, we meet again.

At Xi Men Ding

At Shilin Night Market where the kids played a myriad of games.

Ashton 人小小 also clever to play, until he won a small Thomas toy.

Preserved snakes in Chinese wine and turtle testicles (睾丸 gao wan) at a corner of Shilin night market.

It's true when they say the Chinese eat every damn thing that moves man!

Snake soup tastes like herbal chicken soup. Really.

The moment we reached our 民宿 after all the night market shopping at Shilin, Hubby & I left the kids with my in-laws while we chiong another night market just a stone's throwaway from our apartment, Ning Xia night market (寧夏夜市). Gawd... we just died and went to seafood heaven.
Palm-sized oysters anyone?

The further we walked along 寧夏夜市 Ning Xia, the more food we came upon. Uniiii~!!!! So fresh that it was still alive when we picked it.
We gorged ourselves silly with the food, then bought fruits from roadside stall, and went back to apartment eat some more. Never been so happy from eating!
On the last day, before heading to Tao Yuan airport, we had to stop by Chia Te to queue for their famous pineapple tarts and Wife cakes. Of course we did.
As we reached there early, we only queued for about 10 minutes. By the time we left, there was a snake queue forming outside the shop.

Chia Te Bakery
No. 88, SEc 5, Nanjing East Rd,, Taipei.

After queuing and paying for them, we went to Yang Ming Shan.

Lily garden at Yang Ming Shan

Had lunch at Yang Ming Shan and then had to come back to Singapore
That's all for our Taiwan trip. I'm packing up and getting ready to jet off to Bangkok next week for Mother's Day celebration. Have a great celebration, wherever you are!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

台湾游 2014 part 2: CingJing and night market in Tai Chung.

On our last day at Tai Chung, before heading to Taipei, we visited the Evergreen Grassland.
See what my kids are up to:
"Don't bite my jewels!"

Adam had a love-hate relation-sheep. He loved to feed them, but he hated their saliva. Kidssss...
This friendly ewe kept following Adam around like a dog, so cute!

Adam with Mei Hua ah-yi... This is the 2nd time we booked her. She's really excellent at all the planning. As a matter of fact, we only told her the dates we would be going to Taiwan, and roughly what we had in mind, eg. to stay at hot spring... bringing 2 young kids, with in-laws, etc... and she had brilliantly arranged E V E R Y T H I N G.
We only had to turn up, and pay up. LOLssss

Mei Hua ah-yi can be reached at:

mobile / Whatsapp: 0932-295277
Line ID: may chao

At Taroko Mountain, with an elevation of 3282 metres.

Lunch beckoned. We had this "Ong zai chicken".. these urns (ong zai) were what the chickens were cooked in.

Makan on top of mountain sure everything also tastes niceeeee

"Ong zai" chicken

After lunch, we went to the Tai Chung night market.

The stuff at Tai Chung were 50% cheaper than those sold at Taipei night market.

Remembered eating pork blood cubes at Yung Tao Foo stalls with my parents when I was a little girl... Then suddenly Singapore stopped selling... so whenever I see them overseas.......I love PORK BLOOD CUBES!!!

After this meal, we walked around Tai Chung night market, where I bought many boxes of 我的美麗日記 (My Beauty Diary) face masks, which came in Bird's Nest/ Caviar/ Wine yeast/ Pearl etc flavours... Sounds so good to be put on the face!
After all the shopping and walking, our guide Mei Hua Ah-yi drove us all the way to Taipei.