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Taiwan 2017 Itinerary

IMG_4638Taiwan remains as our favourite short-trip destination!

Despite the slightly more expensive and longer flight as compared to Hong Kong, food and entertainment are definitely much more affordable in Taiwan, and I supposed it helps that we know the language.

We tried to do some different thing every trip, but we also love to revisit old places that brings fond memories to us as a couple… 🙂

Like the picture of 九份 Jiufen on the top banner, a place we love going back to, especially to sip tea on the balcony! Haha…

Here’s what we did in the short 4 days.

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ILHA Formosa Cafe @Taipei

(Permanently closed on 28th Mar 2018-see FB post at the end of post)

IMG20171101162855IMG_4773We had a bit of time left before we had to depart to catch our flight, and so we decided to check out a cafe. There were quite a few options in this area, but this one looked more inviting 🙂

With a 拿鐡 Latte (NT140), and 凍頂烏龍 Oolong (NT120), we had a great time just chilling out here.

Contact:

  • Location: 103台北市大同區赤峰街41巷8號 No. 8, Lane 41 Chifeng Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 2 min walk from Exit 1 of Songshan-Xindian Line or Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan Station 松山新店線或淡水信義線中山站
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10am – 6pm (Tue-Sun)

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三多屋爸爸嘴 Sando House @Taipei

IMG20171101125503Our hotel staff recommended going to 華陰街 Huaying Street area for lunch, and we must say, it was a great recommendation!

We had been here during our previous trip, and unfortunately, the 麻醬涼麵 Sesame Cold Noodle stall had already closed down. So we kept walking, till we saw 2 long queues side-by-side, one for 脆皮鮮奶甜甜圈 Crispy Fresh Donuts (Taiwanese donuts that was apparently even better than the big brands), and the other for 三多屋爸爸嘴 Sando House, a place selling value-for-money sashimi.

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早餐坊 Breakfast Bistro @Taipei

IMG_4756IMG_4752We were taking a stroll after breakfast, when we were attracted by this 早餐坊 Breakfast Bistro… and had our second (and third :P) 蛋餠 Crepe of the day!

Both the Cheese Bacon 培根起司燒餅 (NT45) and Smoked Chicken 燻雞蛋餅 (NT40) versions were quite good!

Now we really need a good long stroll to walk off everything…

Contact:

  • Location: 103台北市大同區長安西路51號 No. 51, Chang’an West Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 4 min walk from Exit 1 of Songshan-Xindian Line or Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan Station 松山新店線或淡水信義線中山站
  • Hrs: 5:30am – 12pm (Mon-Sat)
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四海豆浆大王 Four Seas Soy Milk King @Taipei

IMG_4749Our first breakfast on the final day was at 四海豆浆大王 Four Seas Soy Milk King along 長安西路 Chang’an West Road which is very near to our hotel.

For NT90, we got ourselves a 豆浆 Soy Milk, 燒餠夹葱蛋夹肉排 Chinese Pancake with Spring Onion Egg and Meat Patty, and 肉鬆蛋餠 Crepe with Meat Floss.

It was always quite satisfying whenever we have this simple local breakfast amidst the bustling busy morning traffic  🙂

And off we go to explore other parts of the city before our flight in the afternoon!

Contact:

  • Location: 103台北市大同區長安西路29號 No. 29, Chang’an West Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103 (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 3 min walk from Exit 1 of Songshan-Xindian Line or Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan Station 松山新店線或淡水信義線中山站
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 6am – 10pm
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寧夏夜市 Ningxia Night Market @Taipei

We are back here again at this compact and easy-to-get-to night market 🙂 This time, we managed to try out a few new stalls!

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亓家蒸餃專賣店 Qi’s Steamed Dumplings @Taipei

We were chatting with the staff at PK Caffe that we were on our way to check out 陳家涼麵 Chen’s Cold Noodles, and she recommended that we should try out 亓家蒸餃專賣店 Qi’s Steamed Dumplings nearby since we were in this area. We were glad that we took up her recommendations!

We tried the 蝦仁絲瓜蒸餃 Prawn and Luffa Dumplings (NT120 for 8 pieces), and we were wow-ed! Each dumpling was juicy and filled with a generous amount of fresh fillings covered by thin layer of dumpling skin. The luffa complemented the meat well.

We felt so lucky to be able to eat really good dumplings for 2 consecutive days 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 105台北市松山區南京東路五段123巷4弄3號 No. 3, Alley 4, Lane 123, Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
    (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 4 min walk from Songshan-Xindian Line Nanjing Sanmin Station 松山新店線南京三民站
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 9pm (Mon to Sat) (Closed on Sun)
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陳家涼麵 Chen’s Cold Noodles @Taipei

Wow, we really walked a lot today!

Our objective was to check out 陳家涼麵 Chen’s Cold Noodles (raved about by an award-winning ex-DJ), which was a bit out of the way and so we never did make it here in all our previous trips 😛 This time, we decided to make an effort 😛

When we reached the place, we were a bit surprised that the place was modern and air-conditioned, and signage had Japanese! Hmm, didn’t realise that this was a popular tourist food place.

We decided to share a small plate of 涼麵 Cold Noodles (or Chilled Noodles, NT40) which tasted pretty decent. Perhaps the sauce was a bit too sweet to our liking. I think that adding the chilli could have given it a better kick 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 台北市松山區南京東路五段123巷29號 No. 29, Lane 123, Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 4 min walk from Songshan-Xindian Line Nanjing Sanmin Station 松山新店線南京三民站
  • Hrs: 24 hours (Mon to Sat) (Closed on Sun)
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PK Caffe @Taipei

IMG20171031160126We did another pit stop at PK Caffe after 克爾咖啡 Quel Cafe, and we were very glad that we did!

A small cosy cafe in a rather quiet neighbourhood, we had a 卡布奇諾 Cappuccino (NT70) and 红枣黑木耳露 Red Dates Black Fungus Drink (NT60).

The coffee was aromatic and strong, which was a really good perk-me-up for we had been walking the whole day in search of Chen’s Cold Noodle.

My first time trying this Red Dates Black Fungus Drink, and I thought it was pretty good and not overly sweet 🙂

The staff here was also very friendly, and even gave us some recommendations for dinner 🙂

(which incidentally was also dumplings, haha)

Contact:

  • Location: 105台北市松山區南京東路五段123巷8弄2號 No. 2, Alley 8, Lane 123, Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 5 min walk from Songshan-Xindian Line Nanjing Sanmin Station 松山新店線南京三民站
  • Website: www.facebook.com/pkcaffe
  • Hrs: 7.30am – 5pm (Thu to Mon), 7.30am – 2pm (Tue) (Closed on Wed)
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克爾咖啡 Quel Cafe @Taipei

We had actually intended to check out a sit-down cafe, but its prices proved to be quite exorbitant 😮 So we decided to give it a miss, but a good cup of coffee was still needed!

Google suggested 克爾咖啡 Quel Cafe, which turned out to be an excellent choice and super value-for-money. Our NT55 cup of aromatic happiness in a latte form 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 105台北市松山區民權東路三段140巷2-1號 No. 2-1, Lane 140, Section 3, Minquan East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 5 min walk from Wenhu Line Zhongshan Junior High School Station 文湖線中山國中站
  • Website: www.facebook.com/QuelCafe
  • Hrs: 8am – 6pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 5pm (Sat) (Closed on Sun)
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