Taiwan 2013 - Part 4
Breakfast at our second hotel - Relite Hotel. I wouldn’t stay at this hotel again even though the location is not that bad.. The hotel was really old it gave me the creeps sometimes
The food variety was lacking and looked really unappetizing so I only ate a little..
Wearing the dress I bought at Huaxi/Shilin (I forgot..) for NT200
XMD. Wanted to have goose meat at this famous shop but it wasn’t opened for business yet
This umbrella shop is totally cute. The signboard says that you get a 10% discount on a sunny day and none on rainy days lol
Nothing to do or shop so we went to a local eatery to do what Singaporeans do best - EATING!!!
Oyster omelette. Not bad
Cuttlefish soup with cellophane noodles. So-so
Walked to Hsin Tung Yang to get some food souvenirs but none looked good so we only got a box of pineapple cakes
Cabbed to ChiaTe to get their sun biscuits and pineapple cakes
There was a queue because the staff were managing the number of customers allowed into the shop. Good organization. Because even with the human traffic management some customers were still rushing and grabbing stuff like WW3 was coming…..
We got two big boxes of sun biscuits and pineapple cakes. I went there for their sun biscuits bc I had it before and liked it. But I was surprised that their pineapple cakes tasted really good too! They sucked when heated and can only be eaten at room temperature though
Same design hehe
I find no difference between Tw and Sg’s version
Back at hotel. Mini haul from Watsons
I hardly watch TV so I was fascinated when EXO came up on our hotel’s TV *silently spazzing bc my Mom don’t know about my crazy fangirl side looooll*. Anyway look at that diva Tao hahahaha
When kris was still there and all was well..
I don’t know what they were doing and I was just spazzing lol
My boys ㅠㅠㅠㅠ See you this Saturday~~!!! ㅋㅋㅋ
Finally dragged our lazy asses out for a late lunch at XMD
My kimchi soup which was really worthed the money. Lots of ingredients in the soup
Mom’s pork galbi set was really good too
I tried the meat and it was quite tender
HAHAHA why the fk would u call your own products stupid
Wild boar sausage
Quite yummy though really fattening
Shopped for a bit before settling at a Thai place for dinner. Lol idk why we were eating Korean and Thai food in tw
Mediocre green papaya salad
Expensive looking rice pot
Normal steamed white rice in it lol wth. This pot of rice was really expensive but we didn’t really had a choice
Spicy water spinach which was pretty good
Green curry chicken. The chicken was in strips.. quite different from what we expected. But I liked the curry still.
Bought some cut fruits for dessert
Loots from XMD
There was a beauty shop doing a clearance sale and I got these falsies bc they looked really pretty even though I don’t really wear falsies now. I really like falsies with thinned tips bc they look really natural and pretty!! I don’t think I’ve worn them out yet though lol
Next morning. Last day in Taiwan!
Mom had the hotel breakfast while I went out to get some Taiwanese style breakfast
Wanted to try Yong He but it was closed so I just bought food from random shops that were open
Super huge glutinous rice dumpling. It was the size of an average-sized egg!
Black sesame filling oozing out. The skin was too thick for my liking. Red bean soup was quite good though
Egg crepe with ham. Tasted better without the ham.
Poor mom couldn’t have any of these bc her gastric was acting up :(
Bread from 7-11 for snacking on our flight later. The bread were pretty good surprisingly!!
Otw to airport on cab and we saw A LOT of black smoke. Supposedly a factory fire :O
Xiao long baos at a Chinese restaurant in airport. I was too full from breakfast so I skipped lunch and only had some of these
Cute painting :)
Wifi is life
OH MY GOD DON’T DO THIS TO ME
CLOUDS KILL ME MORE THAN EXO DOES
WHAT KPOP YEOSHIN
MOTHER EARTH IS THE REAL YEOSHIN
Quiznos at airport for dinner
Iron eggs from Danshui. Those from the brand De Yu (middle and right ones) had a weird taste
Some of the stuff bought from tw airport. The green bean cake from Wei Ge was really good!! Sun biscuit was quite nice too. Should have bought more orz
Ok I’m finally done with this TW trip!! Yehet!!
WINNER | Inkigayo debut stage
Mino and Taehyun looked so good ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Now I demand another winner variety show!!
love triangle between traffic light(Xiumin), Trash can(Tao) and Mailbox (Sehun)…
tragedy of millennium tbh (-᷅_-᷄๑);;
Bintan Lagoon Resort
Extra-ed for a camera TVC quite some time back.. Could only publish this post now due to production reasons
The beach is GORGEOUS
Been so long since I’ve gone to the beach since I’m an Internet junkie hahaha. But I loved it!! The sun, the sea breeze and the salty air was simply refreshing :D
Lunch for the crew
The burger was actually quite mediocre but I managed to finish it because my mood was really good haha
The fork handle is soooo long lol
The set! So pretty!!!
Didn’t prepare sunblock as we thought filming would be indoor. And so I got sunburnt..
Chilled drink to the rescue
M made me do this weird heart-sign-at-the-side pose haha
Beehoon goreng dinner before leaving for home
Bought some snacks at the ferry terminal. They were quite expensive but the only other choice was to not buy lol. The kueh lapis was surprisingly good :)
Why so cute?? ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Taiwan 2013 - Part 3
Lol sorry it took me so long to write this post. Well editing large amount of photos is a hassle.. or maybe I’m just lazy lol
Breakfast for the third day
That rice with bonito flakes and mayo seemed like a weird combination but it worked!! The thai style tempura were quite yummy too. And ofc I had to get their juicy sausages and hashbrowns~
Mini second round. Couldn’t resist another piece of their yummy hashbrown. That black rectangular block was pig’s blood cake. It tasted awful.. though I’d never liked pig’s blood cake lol. Well no harm trying since it was just a small piece
Changing hotel urgh. Actually ootd lol
Quick stop at a temple supposedly famous for people wishing for wealth
The temple was full of tunnels like this with statues of different gods
There was a kau chim machine (yes machine not wooden sticks talk about modernizing) where you slot a coin into it and a card shoots out. Literally. The card shoots out really far from the dispenser hole and everyone had to get their cards from the ground LOL
Like the traditional method, you have to read your fortune from the booklet provided
Mine was pretty bad :( It said not to have high expectations. That said this year has been pretty average for me so far. Not much big accomplishments meh
Mom’s one was not too bad
Tamsui old street. Mom took this. The banner seems more like the focus of the photo than the mountain lol
It was quite misty so we didn’t take a lot of scenery shots
Fish roe sausage
Quite a disappointment. Its less greasy and taste lighter than the usual sausages but a little bland
LOL THE BANNER. It says (if you drink their tea) you can go for Miss China no matter how bad your complexion is. Basically saying that their tea will make you have better complexion/look prettier
Did some research and apparently ah gei was the must-eat item in danshui. And our guide confirmed it!
Its basically cellophane noodles wrapped in tofu with some gravy poured over it. Hmmm I didn’t really like the taste of the gravy. It was tangy in a weird way
Next stop was Fort San Domingo
Our guide said it was a popular place for shooting wedding pictorials
Random flower Mom asked me to take a shot of lol
Tamsui fisherman’s wharf next
Simple local fare for lunch. The braised pork rice was surprisingly nice for a tourist spot!
Heading to the next (impromptu) destination recommended by our guide - Dingshan temple
Saw some cherry blossom trees along the way!
Our guide couldn’t find the place so we took quite a while to reach and almost gave up
Well fortunately we managed to find the place because
Yeap. Chinese temple decorated in lots of seashells and coral reefs. Interesting no? My guide said that the temple is moving to another location soon.. Have no idea how they are gonna move those shells and all though
Guide treated me to a pack of spicy spiral shells. Taiwanese like to pair them with beer. Anyway you are supposed to suck the meat out of the shell. Quite a pain to eat this actually.. Could barely sucked any meat out (why does this sounds so wrong wtf) and all you could taste was the spiciness from the sauce. I wonder who will get the non-spicy flavour..
Another “exclusive” destination of the guide.. by a roadside haha
Lol wtf. The attraction of this “destination” was that the water was flowing against gravity (we were on a slight slope). Turned out to be some kind of illusion (…) which I can’t be bothered to explain. Conclusion is our guide was kinda lame lol
Heading for another impromptu destination lol
Xiaoyoukeng near Yangminshan
Went to yangminshan for the flowers next. But the jam was CRAZY and we had to give up ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Our guide was so frustrated with the jam its funny. We ain’t even as annoyed as he was haha. And he kept comforting us saying that the flowers were not in full bloom yet anyway lol
Dinner time! It was really late by the time our guide decided to give up on Yangmingshan hahaha
He drove us to a nearby hot springs place which had a restaurant too because he thought that we should have a “decent” meal instead of night market food again lol
Erm.. vegetables lol
Sweet and sour pork
Oyster mushrooms. I liked this dish while the rest were so-so
After the temple we officially said goodbye to our guide as it was the last day of the guided tour. Gave him a red packet as his hospitality was great!!
Huaxi street near the temple
Lots of snake soup shops around
This snake was HUGE. Its body was twice the size of my arm O.O
Went to huaxi street night market to hunt for street food even though we were still stuffed from dinner
This was SO GOOD. The mochi skin was soft and black sesame and peanut just goes well with mochi
This was OMFG OUT OF THIS WORLD. Made me officially in love with black pepper biscuit!! The stall owner asked if I mind getting one with a slightly burnt top and I said ok and she gave me a NT10 discount lol. Even though its a little burnt, its still amazing. Crispy skin and juicy meat filling. I want one now!!!