Day trip to 九份 Jiufen

IMG_4677It had been a while since we last visited 九份 Jiufen, and our main objective today was to laze our afternoon away drinking tea (just like what we did 9 years ago) 🙂

IMG20171030115108We took the train to 瑞芳火車站 Ruifang Train Station, and as it was close to noon, we figured we should grab a bite first at the 瑞芳美食街 (Ruifang Food Street) just opposite the train station.

Once again, we got ourselves a 龍鳳腿 Dragon Phoenix Leg (NT10), which was made of minced chicken and cabbage wrapped by 豬网油 (layer of pork lard which looked like spider web) and then deep fried. This was still as good as ever! We also had 貢丸湯 Meat Ball Soup (NT30) and 豬血湯 Pig’s Blood Soup (NT30) because the vampire wife needed her dosage to satisfy her bloodthirsty cravings 😛

Satisfied, we continued our journey to 九份 Jiufen by bus.

Stalls that we tried:

  • 阿柑姨芋圓 Ah Gan Yi Taro Balls: We had the mixed flavour version for NT50. This really brought back memories of our very first trip to Taiwan back in 2009 🙂
  • 九份古早丸 Jiufen Classic Balls: We tried the 五味綜合魚丸湯 Five Flavours Mixed Fish Ball Soup (NT60), 烫青菜 Boiled Green Vegetables (NT50), and 滷肉飯 Braised Pork Rice (NT30). Despite the name, there were more than fish balls in the soup 😛 We especially enjoyed the bouncy and flavourful huge meat ball 😀 Also, the rice was surprisingly good!
  • 九份好望角餐飮店: We came here during our very first trip to Taiwan too, and we really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. This time, we selected a bottle of tea leaves 金萱茶 (our option cost NT400) and for an additional charge of NT80 per pax, we basically had unlimited tea supply, while enjoying the great view of Jiufen and chatting our way throughout the entire afternoon 🙂

When it was evening, we slowly made our way to 基隆廟口夜市 Kee Lung Miao Kou Night Market.

阿柑姨芋圓 Ah Gan Taro Balls:

  • Location: 224 台灣新北市瑞芳區豎崎路5號 No. 5, Shuqi Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224 (Google Maps)
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 9am – 8pm (Sun-Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat)
九份古早丸 [Permanently closed]:

  • Location: 224 台灣新北市瑞芳區基山街135號 No. 135, Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224 (Google Maps)
  • Phone: +886 2 2496 9519
  • Hrs: 8am – 7pm
九份好望角餐飮店:

  • Location: 224台灣新北市瑞芳區基山街176號 No. 176, Jishan Street, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224 (Google Maps)
  • Website: Unofficial Page
  • Hrs: 9am – 10pm
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