There was a small 永和豆漿 Yonghe Breakfast Shop outlet near our place at 早餐街 Breakfast Street (and a more atas looking branch opposite street), so we thought why not have a local breakfast here since our hotel did not provide breakfast, but only some light bites.
There were very limited seats here, and many people were doing take-away. We opted to eat-in, so it was a 15min wait for an assigned table, and the food followed quite quickly after that.
Since we already had some light bites earlier, we shared some 豆浆 Soy Milk (NT$23), 油条 Fried Fritters (NT$17), and 培根蛋餅 Bacon Egg Wrap (NT$33). The food was very typical Taiwan food. Not bad for our first local breakfast in Taipei 🙂
- Location: 台北市中正區漢口街二段30號, No. 30, Section 2, Hankou St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan (Google Maps)
- Nearest MRT: Ximen Station 捷運西門站 (Exit 6)
- Hrs: 5:30am – 2pm
We were going on a hiking trip today at the outlying island Lamma Island 南丫島!
We took the 08:50 ferry from Star Ferry Pier 4 at Central, and it was a quick 25min ferry ride on choppy waters to Yung Shue Wan 榕樹灣!
Being so early, most of the shops were barely opened at Yung Shue Wan Village 榕樹灣村, but we saw this Sampan Seafood Restaurant filled with people having their morning dim sum. Too bad we had already eaten at Lin Heung earlier 😛
Other than the crowd at the restaurant, the rest of the village was basically a small sleepy town!
Today being our special day, hubby and I spilt up from the girls. We did quite a bit of research on alternate plans before this trip for this day. Some plans included a side trip to Tai-O if we didn’t make it there on Day 1, day trip to outlaying islands like Cheung Chau etc., and exploring further east of Hong Kong island. But we also thought of doing/visiting something that is not quite ‘popular’ or ‘must-visit’ places in Hong Kong, like Yuen Long. Hubby’s old impression of Yuen Long was that it was a really distant place (he took a bus to Yuen Long on his previous pre-1997 trip and it was a long, long journey). But the MTR map told us that it’s only a 40-minutes ride on West Rail Line. Seeing that its so accessible now, we decided that we should venture into this New Territory for the day!
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.