We arrived at Taipei rather late, after our long lunch at 羅東 Luodong. We were still very full by dinner time, so we decided to swing by the nearby 寧夏夜市 Ningxia Night Market for some small bites.
We recalled in our previous visit, we tried 2 oyster omelettes. This time, we decided to try from 圓環邊蚵仔煎. In addition to 蚵仔煎 Oyster Omelette (NT65), we also ordered 蛤仔湯 Clam Soup (NT65). The oyster omelette was fluffy with some chewy but light bits. It had at least 11 fresh juicy oysters, which was definitely way more than the non-existent version that we tried previously. We also like the sauce, as it was not overly sweet, and the amount was just right. The clear clam soup was light and sweet, and filled with plump clams.
Happy with our first bites, we went to revisit an old stall for 豬血湯 Pig’s Blood Soup (NT45) and 鲁肉飯 Braised Pork Rice (NT25). There were plenty of huge pieces of pig’s blood :D. The gravy of the braised pork was very delicious, but the rice used was just alright.
Finally, we decided to pack some vegetables from 李家鄉滷味 back to our hotel to eat. The queue was slow-moving, as the lady was rather meticulous in weighing the items to ensure fairness. For NT160, we had a huge bag of 杏鲍菇, meat balls, broccoli, beancurd, white bamboo shoots. We enjoyed every bit of it and went to bed very satisfied with the entire day!
- Location: 台北市大同區寧夏路, Ningxia Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
- Nearest MRT: Zhongshang Station 捷運中山站 (Take Exit 1 and walk westwards along Nanjing West Road for 10mins)
- Website: www.nx-yes.tw
- Hrs: 6pm – 12am
The previous fishhead steamboat place had closed down, and a new air-conditioned eatery has spring up last week. This was just next to the famous zhi char, and we were glad that there was a new option! Service was quite good, as all the staff were very friendly, and the food was served very quickly… But we were the only ones eating 😛
马来风光 Sambal Kang Kong
海鲜生面 Seafood Crispy Noodles
蒙古烟鸭片 Sliced Duck with Mongolian Sauce
妈蜜排骨 Fried Pork Rib with Marmite Sauce
We did a short getaway over the weekend to Malacca with my parents over the weekend.
Malacca has lots to offer but our last trip was more than 5 years ago. So we were quite lucky and thankful to have taken Luxury Coach because a guide was on board to share much about Malacca and its attractions when we were en route after Woodlands Checkout to Malacca. That helped to frame our expectations and refreshed some of our memories of the beautiful place.
While the speed of eating was definitely slower this time, we still managed to try a few things 😀
Famous Fried Oyster
After so many years of working in this area, I finally discovered Whampoa Market and Food Centre!
There were 3 blocks – Blk 90 caters to the evening crowd, Blk 91 is more for day crowds (only the fish head steamboat plus a couple of drinks stall opened on both evenings that we were there), while Blk 92 is the wet market.
I was in the east for work and we decided to have a local dinner for tonight! It’s National Day after all 🙂 Happy Birthday Singapore!!
It was really crowded on a Saturday evening, and the snake-long queues in front of the more popular stalls were quite daunting. We decided to eat one dish at a time 🙂
We were in Chinatown this evening and decided to go Maxwell Food Centre for dinner. The place was still buzzing with people having dinner/supper and whatever in between. The queue at Lao Ban Beancurd though was not to be found. Guess everyone has outgrown dou hua already?
We finally made it to Geyland Serai after talking about it for a rather long time 😛 We brought our niece along since she has never been there before too! We were initially quite worried about the crowd, especially since it was just a couple of days before Hari Raya Puasa, and after reading that people had to walk in single file in order to move around during the weekend
Many stalls at Haig Road Market & Cooked Food Centre
We managed to reach Paya Lebar MRT before 7pm and basically just followed to the crowd to walk to… the largest pasar malam that we have ever seen…! Perhaps we were too early, or we must have gone to the less popular area, so it was actually quite quiet… which was good for us, since we could enjoy a leisure stroll. Ended up having dinner at Haig Road Market & Cooked Food Centre, and getting some snacks from the pasar malam after that.