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It was already half past one when we left Taipei 101 and it’s time to feed our tummy, so off we went to YongKang street in Daan district for lunch.
To get there:
From Taipei 101 to Daan : Board the shuttle bus back to Taipei City Hall Station. Take the MRT and alight at Zhongxiao Fuxing station and then transfer to Muzha Line (brown) to Daan, which is only 1 station away. Follow exit 2 which lead to Sec 4, XinYi Road.
To go to Yongkang street: Wait for bus that will pass by YongKang street. eeee, let the picture tell you. From exit 2, follow the green line i drew, get it??
Heard there are lotsa nice food in Yongkang street but we were to hungry to explore further, so we settled our self in Din Tai Fung which is almost similar to Dragon-i in M’sia. Your trip to Taipei wouldn’t be complete without a meal at Din Tai Fung because that’s where every tourist go but later I found out that Taiwanese prefer another outlet which I forgot the name. :p
We have nothing but a sandwich since morning – we could eat a horse but on the other hand we do not want to stuff our bellies to the max coz we wanted to leave some space for some other snack😀
For starters, we ordered spicy pickled cucumber at NTD 60.
Then the famous steamed pork dumplings at NTD 180 for 10.
Fried rice with eggs, shrimps and shredded pork at NTD 220. I don’t know why Taiwanese fried rice always look so oily.
Steamed chicken soup at NTD 180. Yummy yummy but a lil expensive for its portion.
After the scrumptious meal, we took the bus back to Daan station and continue to the next station, Longshan Temple.
But before that, I have to complain. Based on my initial itinerary, we were suppose to go to Wu Fen Pu, shopping heaven for girls for some retail therapy but but due to time, argghhh… time again, mydaling canceled it. Burned my plan to bring back a whole bag of clothes!!! *grumpy Then I thought we can go to Danshui but because it is the last station in Danshui line (red), kena canceled again!!! *double grumpy but but someone say will bring me go again so, help me pressure him 9 9 ya!!!😀
Next happening and must go place on the list is Xi Men Ding but since it is still early, we went a station further to visit the famouse Longshan Temple.
To get there: From Daan station, take the MRT and alight at Zhongxiao Fuxing station and transfer to Bannan line (blue) to Longshan Temple station and follow exit 1. The temple is few minutes walk from the right exit.
This is what we saw on the way to the temple, exactly like a scene in one of those tvb drama, senior citizens gather at the park for gossiping or playing chess. It’s like a district dedicated for old people, so many of them.
Nah, this is Longshan Temple. Dunno what so special but everyone seems to be visiting it. So do we :p
There were some singing or chanting going on for some prayers, I guess.
I wish that the year ahead I will have a prosperity, healthy and wealthy lifestyle… toto, magnum, 3d, all come come… lol!!
After about 30 minutes exploring, we left for Xi Men Ding.
To get there: Xi Men Ding is only one station away from Longshan Temple station. Take MRT to Xi Men station. To go to the famous Red House, follow exit 1, to go to the famous Xi Men Ding street, follow exit 6.
This is the Red House, just opposite Xi Men Ding.
Christmas deco all the way…
Never ending business. People just flocked to this shop whenever it is open even though it is raining and indigestion never came across their mind. No chair for you kay. This is how you enjoy the famous mee sua…
Open 7 days a week… Hahahaa~~~ Monday to Thursday from 11am to 1030pm and Friday to Sunday from 11am to 11pm. Small bowl at NTD45 and big at NTD55 if not mistaken.
This is total thumbs up. I’m not a mee sua fans but I started to like it. Instead of using oyster, they substitute it with pig intestine. We actually have it twice, another one on the last night in Taipei… Oucchhh, I’m craving for it…
Then we strolled around Xi Men Ding and saw this…. cute leh!!!
then this… warning for some unforeseen disasters but the date written is for year 2009. I guess we are safe now😀
His new obsession, starfruit juice.
from Family Mart, NTD20 only… nice and cheap and can’t get in M’sia.
This is what we saw on the second visit to Xi Men Ding. I wonder if the paint/make up/watever will fade because it was drizzling.
The famous “lu wei”.. Anyone know how to tell in English??
First time trying duck tongue… Ouchhh, sound geli but actually taste good.😀
Ending the day with dinner from this shop that sell beef noodle which claim to be No2.
No 2 beef noodle. The soup is nice but the noodle a tad too thick.
That’s all from Taipei. Time to pack our luggage and get a good rest because we are leaving for Kaohsiung on High Speed Railway tomorrow😀