16 May 2014
Started the day with yet another caramel-pudding flavoured stuff – pudding milk!!! :D
It’s super nice too!!!!!!! Omgggggg~ Missing all my caramel pudding stuff already D:
Today’s itinerary was no more sight-seeing but mainly shopping! Since it was the second last day and I was still not satisfied with the amount of loots I had, I was looking forward to splurge all my remaining money in Wufenpu! If Platinum Mall is the Bangkok paradise for females, then 五分埔 shall be the Taipei paradise~!
But before that, we had to stop by this cute paradise first! xD
Hello Kitty cafe!!!
So pretty please!
All the cakes are so pretty too!
A peek into the cafe~
Hello Kitty & friends!
With my cute friends! :D
Such cute kitchen!!! Awwww~
Already looking so comfy, isn’t it?!
Table nicely set up! (:
Hello Kitty menu!
Even coasters are Hello Kitty!
Hello Kitty ceiling!
Pretty pretty ceiling!
Hello Kitties everywhere~
Yes, the waitresses actually had to dress up like that!
The cafe has a minimum spending of NT 300 (S$12) each person which I thought is quite ridiculous because if you’re there purely for desserts, it’s quite impossible to hit with just one. Furthermore they have a 1.5 hour maximum dining time, and all these rules do not even exist in Korea’s Hello Kitty Cafe! Zzzzz.
Yea so because of this, Mommeyyyyy kept saying I gotta take like 100 pictures in the cafe to make up for it…hahaha! Which is why, I was even cam-whoring in the washroom! xD
SUCH CUTE MIRROR!
With the cute menu! <3
And cho~ cute coasters! :D
Then, even cuter desserts & coffee mug!!! *MELT*
Because we were planning to have lunch at 胡须张 after this, we were only there for desserts~ But I don’t usually order drinks outside, so I had to order TWO desserts instead to hit the minimum spending x.x
June’s crème brûlée tart!
My mango tart! YUMS!
And ultra-chocolatey tart!!!
Isn’t it so cuteeeeeeeeeeee??!
Managed to stuff both tarts down into my stomach but we were both too full for lunch after this! And I still had 3 cute Hello Kitty heads that I couldn’t bear to stuff down x.x
Endless cam-whore after!
With the cute friends!
The humongous seat!
ALL MINE! :D
Dragged Mommeyyyyyy to help me take pictures in the ladies! xD
In my paradise <3
Isn’t the kitty-shaped sofa so cute?!
One last picture!
Taipei Hello Kitty Cafe – checked! :D
Finally off for shopping! Love to shop shop shop after 吃饱饱! Hehe! Travelled few more stops down to 五分埔 and started combing the place! We already found loots in our first shop and it just went on and on~!
Mommeyyyyyy kept saying no more shopping for her because she’s afraid that her luggage will overweight plus she had bought more clothes than me for the past few days, but after seeing all the really cheap clothes, she just couldn’t resist and we ended up with bags after bags of loots! xD
I seldom shop in Singapore because the things are overpriced to me, so every overseas trip is like a chance to stock up my clothes and revamp my wardrobe! :D My last time really “stocking up” was Bangkok trip so this was definitely a super shiok and also my most shiok shopping day in Taiwan!
Oh did I mention that all my loots are only between 100NT – 200NT (4-8 bucks)?! HOHOHO~ I loveeeeee cheap clothes because then I can use the same amount of money but buy MANY!!! Hehe!
One of the shirts we spotted…hmmmmm.
Spotted the mee sua uncle that Ping told me about pior my trip and despite not being very hungry, we still bought 1 bowl of mee sua to share! Ping highly raved about this motorbike uncle’s mee sua when we were arguing about Ah Zhong mee sua being nice or not~
Indeed, after trying this, I realised Ah Zhong mee sua is nothing much. The Taiwanese actually don’t like Ah Zhong mee sua and I guess it tasted so heavenly to us back then because it was cold and it just felt super shiok to have that mee sua! Haha!
But this is really super niceeeee! With lots of 料 inside~ So everyone, please look out for that cute mee sua uncle going around 五分埔 on his bike! We actually spotted him once we stepped into 五分埔 but we were way too full to eat, luckily we spotted him again later! :D
Uncle: 下次你们可以打电话给我 *points to his delivery hotline on his bike*
Continued shopping and shopping and 五分埔 just felt like another never-ending Chatuchak~ But I wasn’t tired at all, instead, poor June was the one being dragged on and on by me for several hours of non-stop shopping…hahaha! I think this was the day she realised how a shopaholic I can be! Usually in Singapore, she’s the shopaholic and I’m the companion, but that’s because SG things are so expensive!!! =/
Yea so we finally called it a day at 五分埔 even though we had not finish the place~ But June was getting hungry and I was already super satisfied with my loots, plus we still have Raohe night market to cover! Hehe!
Lanternssssssss at a temple nearby~
Did not get to have 胡须张 during lunch so we had it for dinner instead! I made it a must-try for this trip not only because 卤肉饭 (braised pork rice) is one of Taiwan’s local delicacies, but also because during the previous trip, we gave 胡须张 a miss as TCC was having tummy upset, so this time I just had to try!!! :D
The famous 胡须张!
With the side dishes!
Indeed living up to its fame!!! :D
Set off for our last stop and also our last night market – Raohe! It was of walkable distance from 五分埔 but we still had to ask around a few times before we finally found the place (:
Beautiful temple beside!
Hello again, Raohe! :D
Raohe is not a very big night market – just two long rows of shops so it was quite easy to shop, just that it was rather crowded and June was so happy after we finished the whole lane, but I reminded her that we still had to U-turn to shop the other side of the lane! xD
Did not buy much clothes there because Raohe is more of a food place I think, but I still managed to get like 3 pairs of shoes there! Whahaha~ That made 8 pairs for this trip, but 1 pair is for my Sis! And did I also mention that my shoes are all within NT200 (S$8)?!?!?! TEEHEE~
Oh I was so happy to find this “tang yuan” thing again because I was so disappointed when I didn’t see it in Ximending!!! This is one of the street food that I miss the most and have the deepest impression in! Although it’s not colourful like before, the taste is still the same! Hehe! MISSSSSSSES!
Happiest buy for le loveboy!
Went back to start packing because it’s the last night of our trip~ Almost had a hard time squeezing everything into my luggage! :P
17 May 2014
Woke up much earlier on the last day to fulfill my promise of having breakfast with TPQ, who just arrived in Taipei the previous night~
Take a selfie first :D
Mac breakfast with my pudding and milk!
Headed back to reunite with Mommeyyyyyy for check-out and luggage deposit before we headed to fulfill her last crave for the trip – beef noodle! The shop is just opposite our 民宿 and there was already a queue before the shop was even opened, so we figured that it must be good~
Luckily it didn’t take us too long before we got in!
It turned out to be our most expensive beef noodle ever because I did not know how to read the menu so once I saw 牛肉面, I chose that, but what I chose was actually the premium 红烧牛肉面 which costs NT300 (S$12)!!! Luckily it was indeed very nice, but I was too full to finish after the breakfast =/
Collected our luggage and Super girl 要回家咯～！！！:D
Grabbed a cab to get to Taipei main station before taking a bus to the airport~ In the end, our Scoot flight was delayed for like 40 minutes! Zzzzzz. Invested all my remaining Taiwan currency on a new bottle at duty-free! Hehe!
Overall this has been a fulfilling trip because I visited places for the first time and fulfilled many things that I had been wishing to do. Although it wasn’t the best trip, I still enjoyed and managed to cover most of my itinerary! (:
For those who are interested in my itinerary, I have uploaded to my Google drive again so you can retrieve it there – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByzYd62RZ-o3WFdGZFFKdWxmcGc/edit?usp=sharing