淡水老街 Tamsui Old Street
Arh~~~the famous Tamsui. Learnt about it from those Taiwanese series. This pedestrian shopping area offers a wide selection of local specialties.
I knew there was one thing I came here for....the gigantic ice-cream!!
Seen it a few times in those Taiwanese series and it felt really gratifying having to lay my hands and mouth on it! Muahahaha Only if I have a second stomach, I would have gone for 2nd round
My choice of flavour: Green tea & mango!
It's an old gold mining area also dubbed as little Shanghai due to it's close resemblances of old Shanghai's scenery. I haven't been to Shanghai so can't comment much on that. All I know is, this is the place that you can find a lot of famous Taiwanese munchies and local handcrafts.
Heaven of food! The place that offers many local delicacies. You would literally drown in there!
Fried fermented toufu
Then, later at night, we were out in 西門丁 to search for food again although we were mainly shopping around experiencing the night life in Taipei. I was particularly looking for the famous 阿宗麵線 (Ah Zhong thin rice noodles).
We walked around and asked around, and eventually found it! And, WOW! I was stunned by the huge crowd standing in front the shop, along the street and even at the front of the next door dumpling restaurant (how pity), eating their hot 阿宗麵線! The queue was incredibly long too!
Now you can see how I put on 3kg of weight!