我爱台湾 – Day 6

Last day! Oh my… We dreaded getting up. It was also the furtherest we’ve travel out. We took the local train (not the MTR) to 瑞芳 station. Thing is, this train is extremely confusing. So we spent most of our time asking for directions.

We took a cab up to 九份. Cost us about NT$180. Wasn’t too bad considering that the route up is quite an uphill task.

The place was packed with tourists from their tour groups. We walked around quite a fair bit, looking at more local products. Including tea, snacks, fish balls and loads more goodies.

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I don’t think I’ve had that many different types of balls before. It’s a must try!

We strolled around for a while and took more scenic pictures.

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We had yam starch balls in red and green bean soup, ice cream in po piah skin with peanuts, more taiwan sausages, BBQ mushrooms. The list is never ending. I’m just glad I brought KM along to finish my food. Heh!

Soon after, we grab a cab down to the train station and board it to head back to our room before we grab MORE food.

Yes. We did. We visited the flagship Din Tai Fung. It’s a small place with a number of levels. I have to say, we were really impressed with the service. How the ladies were so well groomed, polite and how they could speak more than one language.

As usual, we had to order their Xiao long bao. (Small steamed pork buns with soup) ordered a couple more of their dishes and gobbled everything within 30mins!

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We arrived at about 5pm which was pretty early. The crowds came swooning in at about 5.30ish.

Next stop, we had to get our 太阳饼 and pineapple tarts. We made our way to buy boxes it.

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It’s a little pricy there but well worth the money. They packed semi warm biscuits in to their little bags and told us to seal it only when it cooled. Everything we bought were freshly baked.

Soon after, we made our stop at a unique street known for its good food. Popular with the locals, tourists don’t usually frequent this place.

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You HAVE to try one of the best donuts I’ve ever eaten there.

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Very crunchy. Once you’ve bite into this baby, I’m pretty sure you’ll never consider another regular glazed donut.

Another interesting item on the menu on this street is their dessert. You can pick and mix any items you’ll like and include it in your iced dessert.

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Really good! Soon after, we decided to head back to rest before we work our stomachs at the last stop tonight 西门丁。 again. Yan wants her long awaited hair wash. And I wouldn’t mind another before we head home.

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We hurried out to buy some other items and more street food. Woohoo..

We were exhausted when we got back. Keke. Probably spent as much time out as possible 🙂

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