Monday, April 18, 2011

Taiwan Day 5: Wufenpu & Raohe Night Market

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Back to my taiwan trip. takes forever for me to finish blogging on my taiwan trip...sorry if I bored ya..tis will be the 2nd last post of bear with it ya.. ^^

Day 5, we decided to pay a visit to Wufenpu, 五分埔, a shopping haven for the ladies. Before heading to Wufenpu, we had our breakfast somewhere near our hotel.

Day 5: run out of clothes to wear and the skirt is way too long for me and the hotel sandals are way more comfortable than my boots thus fashion disaster. At day 5, our room seems like had just survived a tornado attack.

Our breakfast. Random cute schnauzer. Note: We did not have dogs for our breakfast. The menus are all in chinese, we used our kindergarten level chinese to try hard to understand the menu and we had:

Dry noodles (NT$35), we wanted something soupy, guess we need to improve our chinese. But this noodle is very tasty, this bowl only contains noodle, meat sauce, green onions and bean sprout. I think the secret to the tastiness is in the sauce and the meat. yum yum...

We also ordered the Sou Gong Tan Ping ( Handmade Egg Biscuit?), NT$25. I still prefer the one in Fu Hang. This one here is a bit dry. Oppss..I think I did not order this in Fu love the skin, very crispy, but can rarely taste the egg.

After the breakfast, we proceed to the suppose-shopping-haven. We reached there at about 11 am, and no shops are open. After asking the locals, then only we know that the shops there open after 12pm, and some 12.30pm.

And so, we explore the area around and we stumble upon:

*anime Big sparkly eye* when we saw dis, Lu Rou Fan, already had lu rou fan like 3 times during this trip and Imma Lovin it' ^^ I guess tis Formosa Chang is quite famous, judging from the shop's size...

Lu Rou Fan, NT$30. Yummy..yummy...tis is the best that we had tasted during our trip.

We also had the Bento, NT$79. The bento contains abit of everything from fish, chicken, taiwan sausage, egg to beancurd. There's only 1 word to describe the bento, sucky. The egg and beancurd is hard, rice- no taste. But the meats are ok.

From what I observed, you must order the eggs and beancurd separately, it seems fresher than the ones in Bento.

Then, we went across the street to Cosmed, to stock up on mask and some hair products.The 'My Beauty Diary Mask' there are dirt cheap-NT$396  for a box of 10 pieces. Another must buy for ladies when they are visiting Taiwan is Liese hair product range.I bought the Liese Juicy Hair Shower and the Hair Cocktail for only NT$199 each. Can you imagine the satisfaction?

Next up is time for 12.30 pm, most of the shops in Wufenpu are opened. Clothes, bags, shoes everywhere.I dislikes the service of the shopkeeper there, what to do, there are also cons behind every pros, und und (understand)?

We did not really get many stuff there, it is the cool season and most of the stuff are jackets, coats and thick clothing, which is so useless in Malaysia.

Us at the Raohe Rainbow Bridge. Nothing much over there, just loitering around while waiting for the Raohe Street Night Market. It is about 15 mins walk from Wufenpu to the Night Market.

Nice-grand-looking temple next to the Raohe Street Night Market. The famous pepper biscuit, which I had mentioned before here, is located in this night market. It is so easy to spot, just next tot he entrance, look for the stall with the queue. We did not queue bcos we wanted to save our tummy for other foods, as we had tried the pepper biscuit during our visit to Shihlin Market.

小龙包/ 汤包 aka Xiao Long Bao/ Tang (Soup) Bao, NT$35. People who dislikes 'greens', please stay away from this.

3-inch Mini Burger. Price differs according to flavor. Quite expensive, judging from the size. Can 'kao tim' (settle) in one bite. I personally dislikes the sweetness of the bun but my sis loves it.

Gloves for the babies. Cuteee!!

Red Bean soup with Taro Ball and So Ping, NT$ 60. I love the So Ping in the soup. It is a type of biscuit or should I call it pastry, idk. It gives the soup a buttery taste and I love it so much I'm missing it now. If any of you who does not like the red bean soup, there is also the peanut soup.

When we were about to leave the market after deciding that we were too full to consume any more food, our nose attracts us to this stall:

MUST TRY : 麻油 鸡腿 ( Sesame Chicken Drumstick), NT$120. There are also other parts of the chicken other than drumstick which cost NT$90. You can also order their mee sua to be eaten together with the chicken. We did not order the noodles as our stomach can no longer fit any more food. We got no choice but to order the chicken because of its irresistible smell.

Idk why but all the drumsticks in Taiwan are like Jumbo size, Malaysia ones are mini size. Why? Can some one tell me why? It is so nice to have a bowl of soup in cold weather. The sesame oil is so fragrant and the soup is so tasty. One thing bad is the oily-ness, but who cares, it is so tasty. Spot my sis hand wanting to steal the soup from me.

Other foods that we tried in Raohe Street Night Market:

After the delicious food feast in Raohe, we took a bus back and rest till the next morning. Our stomach's gonna explode from all the food.

Raohe Street Night Market is one of the best night market we had visited during our trip (besides Shihlin, of course) with wide varieties of food.

Signing off now. Stay tune for the next post where we went to the much awaited Jay Chou Restaurant.


Brocade Blue said...

where's u get the money to go places? everything looks expensive here

IuhniX said...

looking forward to read ur 2nd post :)

meichi said...

brocade: is actually not that expensive ^^
luhnix: >.< thks ^^

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Nava.K said...

am drooling over all the wonderful food, esp the noodles in soup.

bacterium said...

how long did you spend in taiwan? 3 weeks?

meichi said...

nava: ^^
bacterium: taiwan trip is for 7 days...seems forever for the post rite..

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