Day 4 (Taipei)
Places visited: Jiu Fen 九份 ｜Wu Fen Pu 五分埔 ｜Rao He Night Market 饶河夜市
Food: ? Breakfast 问号早餐 ｜Formosa Zhang 胡须张
Breakfast at ? Breakfast place 问号早餐.
? Breakfast 问号早餐
Hankou Street Section 2 Lane 83 Taipei 108
Reason to return: Croissant Burger, saw someone ordered and we need to be back to try this.
Haha food was not bad and very homely. Haha We had a full breakfast before proceed to Zhongxiao Fu Xing Station to take bus 1062 to Jiufen 九份.
I was hoping that the weather will be cooler or maybe rain but it was mad hot and crowded.
Ordered a cold brew coffee to quench our thirst!
Light and crispy pastry with taro paste from misty! Super love!
Tried their fish ball soup and tau pok with fish paste. I don't really fancy the fish balls because the texture is very dense and doesn't feel bouncy. Haha however the tau pok is quite special.
Something not to be missed in my itinerary was to eat taro balls. We tried the famous Ah Gan Yi Yu Yuan 阿柑姨芋圆 which is located uphill. It was a total disappointment. I tried every flavour before discarding into the bin. The standard must have dropped because there were many good reviews.
Jiu Fen 九份
Jishan District Ruifand District, Xinbei Taiwan
Took bus 1062 back to Houshanpi station to shop at Wu Fen Pu 五分埔 where is the garment wholesale area. The whole place was quiet which was unlike the crowd I had seen 2 years ago. Anyway we didn't buy any clothes. The clothes were either low quality or too expensive. I think we are so spoilt with the good quality clothes our local e-commerce can provide.
Wu Fen Pu 五分埔
Yongji Street, Xinyi District, Taipei
Avoid Mondays. I think you should just avoid it. Haha
Since we were near Houshanpi station, decided to eat Lu Ruo Fan 卤肉饭 at Formosa Zhang 胡须张
Delicious rice and pork chop!
Formosa Zhang 胡须张
No 533, Yongji road, Nangang District, Taipei City 115
Reasons to return: Lu Ruo Fan 卤肉饭 and try other dishes
At Rao He night market that was extremely crowded which I find a little breathless. Tried this spring onion wrap with Taiwan sausage. It wasn't good. The spring onions were too raw.
Told my sister to get a bubble tea while I queue for a black pepper bun. She was looking around to choose which store and I told her that bubble tea can never go wrong in Taiwan. Just pick anyone. So this bubble tea from this store really cannot make it. Hahaha I should slap myself.
Not to miss the black pepper bun in Rao He Night Market. The queue was very long but fast!
Rao He Night Market 饶河夜市
North end of Kee Lung Road, Taipei
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