Wednesday, 16 April 2014

#03 - 台灣 Spring 2014

{ Day 3 / Day } Did lunch over at Yongkang strt's Kao Chi. It was an alternative rendition to the Din Tai Fung Flagship which was also just around the corner. Pity we didn't order the Signature pan-fried pork buns (生煎包), regretted immediately after seeing it being served on every other table. Nonetheless, their crab roe xlbs were out of the world good! 

Kao Chi 高記 (Taipei Yongkang Street)
Address: No. 1 Yongkang Street, Taipei City, Taiwan. 台北市永康街1號
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 10.30pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am to 10.30pm
Getting there: About 5-minute walk away from Dongmen Station Exit 5

Also took on a day trip to Wulai after lunch. Wulai is small town in Taipei, rarely visited by the tourists but it would really be a waste to skip this place. Then again, true that the arduous journey was dreadful. Having to stand and balance in the bumpy bus ride for 40 minutes to and fro was quite a feat. Seats were all taken up by elderlies, so do not expect to get a seat.

Other than the travelling woes, I found so much peace in this rustic old town! This picturesque village has a beautiful mountain backdrop with really calm surroundings. We took a stroll , sipped latte atop a cliff with a view over the river and town. 

Directions: Take the MRT to Xindian MRT station. At the bus stop in front of the station, take bus 849 which terminates at Wulai bus terminal. The bus journey takes around 40 minutes. Wulai Old Street is a short 5 to 10 minutes walk from the Wulai bus terminal.

love, bella