This was a very last minute trip. Mum and I saw the SQ promo prices of $588/pax to Taipei, and in less than 30 minutes, we had our tickets booked for the following week! I was in a dream state for the rest of the day, fastest trip planned ever!
We were there for just 5D4N, but it was sufficient, cos we only had in mind 2 things – catch up with relatives & FOOD, glorious fooooood from all the usual haunts!
We had a 1:30AM flight, so we reached Taoyuan International Airport around 6AM. After that, it was a 1hr+ ride to my aunt’s place in Hsin-Chu. First thing we did was to unload the luggage and head to the noodles store behind her house.
Pork with zha-jiang sauce
Accompanied by zha-jiang noodles
After that, we went to pray to my grandpa & grandma.
And then its off to Cheng-Huang Temple for lunch!
My favourite stall – You-yu geng (Squid Potage)
We ordered 2 other dishes – gong-wan (meatballs), ba-wan.
Desserts @ A-Zong
Then we crossed the road to visit a shop, it was sad to hear that the old grandma was no longer around. But we saw our old friend… Dan Dan!
Instant noodles heaven..
The next morning, we were off to Taipei and checked into Hotel B at Ba De Road. It was decent, clean and had free Wi-Fi. So that’s good enough for me.
Walked around the area and had pork bun, Lao Tien Lu, and of course, Ya Rou Bian (goose meat w vermicelli).
The next day, I popped over to Lin Dong Fang for beef noodles. Brought my aunt along cos she had never tried it. We queued for a short while before getting seats.
Then it was a cab ride to Chia Te to buy pineapple cakes & wife cakes for gluttons back home. It was packed!! With TOURISTS!
All freshly baked, cos they are snatched off the counters the moment staff place them on display.
After 2 nights there… We took the How-Tai bus back to Hsin-Chu. And here comes more food pics.
I refused to miss out on having my duck noodles. Just talking about it and looking at the photos, I’m having a pregnancy craving, which sucks, cos I can’t have something which is not in Singapore!!
Well, at least THIS, I can still buy from Chinatown. Maybe I should head there tomorrow.
Now… Yan-shu Ji. I could gobble down 2 packs at a go!
Obviously by now, you could be thinking, how can this crazy woman stuff so much food into her tummy and still have place for 2 packs of fried chicken? Yea, I couldn’t, so I did the next best thing, I did takeaway of that plus Tian-Bu-La to bring home and munch in front of the TV.
Along with corn!
I ate as much as I could that day, cos it was the last day in Taiwan and we had a 7:30AM flight to catch the next day – which meant no breakfast!
It was a whirlwind trip of endless eating, but totally enjoyable! If only I could do that now, but no travelling for me for at least 1-2 years with the little one on the way.