On the fourth day of our Taipei Itinerary, we had Ah Zhong Mian Xian as it’s located just right below my hotel. Personally, I didn’t really like it as the pig intestines were too overwhelming for my liking. Roy liked it a lot thought! I guess I’m just too picky!
Since I didn’t eat much of Ah Zhong Mian Xian, we headed to Yong He Dou Jiang for PROPER breakfast! It is only within walking distance from my hotel. Love the location of my hotel, so much good food around and very accessible!
The eatery was full-house so we could only order takeout.
Happy me with my you tiao (dough sticks) and soy bean milk!
After filling our hungry stomachs, we finally went for the Hello Kitty Exhibition. We took the train to Song Shan Cultural and Creative Park.
Very surprisingly, there wasn’t much of a queue.
There were quite a bit of people in the merchandise section but not many people were buying anything because it was so freaking expensive!!
After the exhibition, we went to Zhong Xiao East Road to hunt for Dazzling Cafe. It was highly recommended by a few of my friends. However, we walked around the whole place but couldn’t find it!! So we settled for this cafe which looked pretty promising. It’s called Dante Coffee. (Just checked out TripAdvisor and saw good ratings for it!)
THIS WAS A PLATE OF SGD 6 EGGS BENEDICT DISH WTFFFFF!!!! COME GIVE ME 10 OF IT!!! For SGD 6, the quality of the food is fine! I would pay for this than any other $20 bucks mediocre brunch in Singapore. However, please do note expect 5 star standards for the price you are paying okay.
The cafe is air-conditioned and divided into 2 levels. Basement 1 and level 1.
We were full from brunch and walked around.. Then we chanced upon quite a bit of nice cute cafes around!
After getting lost around Zhong Xiao East Road, we returned to the metro and went to Hou Shan Pi station for Wu Fen Pu.
Perhaps because I wasn’t in shopping mood, or maybe because the clothing wasn’t really my style, or maybe the clothing were more suited for autumn season, and since I probably won’t need much autumn clothing in Singapore, I left the place only with 4 pieces of clothing I think.
The highlight of my trip to Wu Fen Pu was the Wa Kueh (in Hokkien), made of white radish, drenched in sweet sauce and accompanied by some cai po (preserved turnips)
We randomly walked into a shop and ordered Pork cutlet rice. It wasn’t as nice as the one we had at the Jin Gua Shi park. After the meal, we decided that was enough of Wu Fen Pu for us.
Next stop was Rao He Street Market (饶河夜市). It’s a 800m walk from Hou Shan Pi metro station.
We chanced upon a stall selling roasted pork and wanted to give it a try although roasted pork is also easily available in Singapore. Hahah, but we don’t see it at our night markets!
Oh oh and there were a few Teppanyaki restaurant that were very crowded so we decided to try it too!! I think we only spent around SGD 10 in the restaraunt. It’s so affordable! I think a teppanyaki meal in Singapore would probably set us back at SGD 40-50 at least.
And it was desserts time! Mango shaved ice with flavoured nata de coco!
And the famous Hu Jiao Ping (Pepper bun). The texture is soft and chewy on the outside. Shiok shiok!!
You can also find it at Shi Lin. The one at Rao He has a superrrrrrrrrrr long queue. The one at Shi Lin doesn’t have any queue at all lol! So if you miss the one here, you can try Shi Lin! 🙂
Taipei Day 1 – Air Line Inn Hotel （头等舱）| Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall |Xi Men Ding（西门町）
Taipei Day 2 – Fu Hang Dou Jiang | Yeh Liu Geo Park （野柳） | Jin Gua Shi 金瓜石 | Jiu Fen Street 九分）| Kee Lung Miao Kou Night Market（庙口夜市@基隆）
Taipei Day 3 – Mao Kong Gondola (猫空缆车） | Shi Fen Old Street （十分老街） | Shi Fen Waterfall （十分瀑布）
Taipei Day 4 – Ah Zhong Mian Xian （阿宗面线） | Yong He Dou Jiang （永和豆浆）| Hello Kitty Exhibition | Wu Fen Pu （五分铺） | Rao He Night Market（饶河夜市）
Taipei Day 5 – Breakfast at Xi Men Ding | Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall （国父纪念馆）| Shi Da Night Market （师大夜市）