Sunday, 28 September 2008

Taipei Taipei...........................

As usual I made a short one night stop over in Taipei, and this time I managed to cover the hip area of Ximending ( 西門町 ) and food haven cum bargains galore of HsinLin Night Market ( 士林夜市 ).

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.

People mountain people sea in XImending
Just reminds me of Japan
Shin Lin night market, just like Petaling Street( Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown )

Yummy Taiwanese street food !!!!!

Some roti canai look alike which we didnt try....... serves with toppings like peanuts, jams etc
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 !!

The original famous AY Chung mi sua stand in Ximen Ding . Really yummy pork intestine rice vermicelli.

A closer look of this delicious comfort food.

The famous Da Ji Pai ( Jumbo fried chicken ) stand in Shin Lin foodcourt.

This is how the system works. You line up and you would be given a plastic bag, one for each piece of fried chicken.
The much crazed jumbo fried chicken at Nt50 each. Taste's much better than KFC !!

Much choices awaits you in Shin Lin food court.

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 )

My cup of shaved iced frog eggs !!!! Taste just like jelly with tapioca balls to me......

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.


Cybermate said...

The giant tempura hotdogs look good!

tanalan2 said...

Yeah..its not only good...but also filling !!

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