Coffee/Tea Break

JWC The Bear and Fish @Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We definitely needed some drinks by now 😛

The Classic Cold Brew (RM16) was really aromatic and the lingering taste after a sip was quite heavenly. The Mixed Fruit Tea (RM17.90) was quite refreshing, and the Cornpuccino (RM15) was interesting, but we thought the Cold Brew was the best! We also shared a sesame cheesecake which was not bad.

We liked the space here and chilled for a while before going for more shopping at the nearby Sutera Mall.

Contact:

  • Location: 65, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 22 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 1pm – 1am
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Restoran Wah Cai 3-in-1 Chinese Cake 华仔三合一招牌年糕 @Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

We were really full but that didn’t stop us from having some local snacks 😛

In addition to deep fried Chinese New Year Cake 年糕, Restoran Wah Cai 3-in-1 Chinese Cake 华仔三合一招牌年糕 also sells a variety of fried snacks including cempedak, tapioca, sweet potatoes, yam, green bean, bananas and durians. Price ranges from RM 2 to RM 4.50 per piece.

We tried the Chinese New Year Cake 年糕 (yam and green bean flavours) and they were yummy! The batter was really crisp and didn’t feel too oily. I felt that the yam was really fragrant 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 86, Jalan Pahlawan 2, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 20 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Facebook
  • Hrs: 10am – 4pm (Thu-Mon)
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Paradigm Mall @Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru is really big and spacious! We spent about 3 hours here but only covered a few shops 😛 This was also where we found this really comfy t-shirt which all 3 ladies ended buying 😀

In between shopping, we found time for drinks at TRDLO (Lot K02, Level 1). Drinks were not bad, and our friends were really interested in the Lunar New Year goodies on display 😛

Hubby and I also had to try Isaac Toast when we discovered a stall here (Lot K12J, Level 3)!

It tasted way better in Seoul… maybe because of the weather?

Contact:

  • Location: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Taman Bukit Mewah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 17 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: www.paradigmmall.com.my/jb
  • Hrs: 10am – 10pm
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My Liberica Coffee @Johor Bahru, Malaysia

It’s time for tea break!

For RM58.30, we had a Mocha, Coffee Latte, a pot of tea and shared a cheese cake. Food and drinks were just alright, but the it was quite nice to chill here 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 73, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Redang, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Maps)
  • Direction: 19 min drive from Johor Bahru CIQ Complex
  • Website: Homepage (Facebook)
  • Hrs: 10:30am – 6:30pm (Mon-Thu), 12pm – 10pm (Fri-Sun)
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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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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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德基純手工水餃 De Ji Handmade Dumpling @ Keelung

In between snacking at 基隆廟口夜市 Keelung Miao Kou Night Market, we decided to walk out to explore the nearby area while we waited for Mr J to arrive.

It was by pure chance that we walked by 仁愛市場 Ren Ai Market and saw some lights, which led us to go into the building to check it out. Being night time, most of the shops were closed, but there was this brightly-lit 德基純手工水餃 De Ji Handmade Dumpling, and the colourful dumplings called out to our hearts 😛

We opted for the 三寶水餃 Mixed Trio Dumplings (NT160 for 12 pieces), which consisted of 紅寶高麗菜水餃 Cabbage Dumplings (with Red Yeast skin), 翡翠韭菜水餃 Chives Dumplings (with Green Spinach skin), and 黃金蝦仁水餃 Prawn Dumplings (with Yellow Pumpkin skin). It was worth noting that the stall indicated that they do not use colouring or preservatives, and these colourful skins and fillings were made from fresh ingredients.

The dumplings were awesome! Plump and juicy, the generous fillings were tasty and fresh. We loved the texture of the skin too 🙂

Contact:

  • Location: 基隆市愛一路8號 仁愛市場二樓)Ren Ai Market Second Floor, No. 8, Aiyi Road, Ren’ai District, Keelung City, Taiwan (Google Maps)
  • Website: www.facebook.com/DGdumplings
  • Hrs: 9am – 8pm (Wed to Mon) (Closed on Tue)
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