Ximending which is located in the Wanhua district , is also fondly known as the Harajuku of Taiwan, where you can get the hippest and trendiest fashion apparels, Japanese manga, magazines and anything to do with Land of the Rising sun .
As usual..I dont travel by Taxi in Taipei as the MRT are so ever convenient !!! Believe me, you wont get lost, just follow the colour lines !! Here in Taipei MRT, they uses a magnetic RFID coin/chip to replace a ticket which is much more environmental friendly as they are recyclyable. That is when you are entering the station, you simply scan with the chip ! And when you exit, you simply put the chip back into the gantry.
Shin Lin night market, just like Petaling Street( Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown )
Fried giant tempura hot dog. A bargain at NT30/each
The local way of eating vermicelli ( misua ) is just standing by the road and slurping away !!
Wok-fried Squid ( 生炒花枝 Sheng Chao Hua Zhi) - Fresh squid is sliced and then wok-fried with garlic, red pepper, bamboo shoot slices, and carrots, and boiled with stock soup to make thicksoup. Tasted yummy with a dash of vinegar.
Oa Chien ( Oyster Omelette )
Fried Smelly tofu (臭豆腐,chòu dòufǔ) an aquired taste. The king of Taiwanese Steet food !! Without failed I would get my fix everytime I step my fot into Taiwan !! Eaten with some pickled cabbage ( resembles Saurkraut ) and a dash of sweet sause and chili paste !! Heaven !!!!!!
Pigs blood pudding with rice o· bí-ko ( 烏米糕 ) - a dish made from pork blood and rice. Fried and eaten with a soya sauce dipping and chilli sauce.