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We flew Jetstar. We stayed at Beauty Hotel B7. For transport, we took the MRT and bus. As usual, we bought the Easycard which is very useful. Be mindful where you buy it from. Why ? At the airport, we went to a 7-11 kiosk wanting to purchase the Easycard. The service man was kind enough to inform us that we cannot get cash refund should we want to return the card. Ask before you buy.
Since our travel this time around will be mainly on food, I will be writing on the food adventure we had. I noticed there were not many big changes in Taipei since 2 years ago when we were here.
Having arrived in the morning, we went to the foodcourt at the basement of the airport to get some food. Not many stalls were opened at this hour.
Saw Tim Ho Wah restaurant opposite Taipei Main Station. As usual, the queue was long. Did not manage to try back in Singapore. This time, must try. Food was good. Service was good too. Price was not cheap.
Two years ago, we were crazy about the hand made noodle and spicy hot soup at a cafe near Zhongshan Station where the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store is. We made a point to revisit. Glad we found it and food was as good as before. However, I did not like the meat dumpling which was too large.
By chance, we saw this café selling simple Taiwanese cuisine near Hotel B7. This is typical Taiwanese food the locals will patronize. I like the green cabbage. Food was good and cheap.
We decided to skip hotel breakfast and went to try this hearty soya milk with yutiao. Having a bowl of hot steaming soya milk at this cold weather was gratifying. The shop is very near to Hotel B7.
We had this QQ rice that I liked so much two years ago. The old lady owner is still there. It’s good to see she is doing fine. I just love her fresh and delicious QQ rice.
Having read so much about Kao Chi resturant, I made a point to patronize it while we were there. Alight at Dongmen station and it is less than 5 minutes walk to Yong Kang Street where food is the drawing attraction here. Kao Chi’s dim sum is as good as the ubiquitous Ding Tai Fung chain of restaurants. We had a delicious lunch here. Service can be better. I needed to ask three times for my tea to be filled. Quite pricey.