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travelogue taiwan day 1/2: shida and ximending

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This is the surroundings of our hostel, which is situated in the neighbourhood area. So this place is really quiet and peaceful, without any crazy crowds like xmd and shilin. I would really recommend you to stay at this hostel because the place is clean, beds are comfortable, the showers are a lil erratic (probably because of the cold weather) but we got the hang of it after awhile, and for people who would like to interact with koreans (in taiwan!), it’s your chance! This is because I heard from a dutch friend I met in the hostel, that someone blogged about it in their kr website, naver.com, Korea’s version of google and which got the hostel really popular among koreans. 80% of the tourist staying are koreans, even the staffs are koreans too! Except for the boss, who’s taiwanese, and good looking (the koreans said it hahaha). I managed to dig the website out, you can take a look here.
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1983 Hostel
台北市大安區泰順街54巷17號1樓
1F., No.17, Ln. 54, Taishun St., Da’an Dist. Taipei Taiwan Republic of China
Nearest MRT: Taipower Building Station

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Wistaria Tea House

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Ximending

Somebody Cafe was a meeting point for our friend who arrived a day later than us. It’s situated within the bustling area of xmd which is truly a hiddem gem among the other clothing stores below it. Definitely a place to just hang out and chill. But you have to be reminded that you have to spend a min amount per person to stay in the cafe tho. It’s a little weird because we’re not used to that kinda culture I guess. Like needing to spend a certain amount of money to stay in a cafe. But overall, it was like a mini art gallery where there are lots to see and appreciate the little notes and quotes written by their staff.

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Somebody Cafe
台北市萬華區西寧南路131號2、3樓
2F. No.131, Xining S. Rd.

While waiting for our friend at the cafe, Jinkee and I went down to walk around the xmd stretch and decided to have some famous taiwanese chicken cutlet at Hot Star. If you all haven’t know, tw’s chicken cutlet is not cut into smaller pieces whereas sg’s staff will help you get it cut. Also in tw, they will leave the bone with the chicken. Guess it brings out the flavour of the chicken? But then I still prefer sg’s shilin XXL Chicken cutlet tho haha.

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Shredded chicken mee sua – this is totally worth the try! (eventhough it was said to be overrated) At first I was expecting it to be oyster mee sua, like the one we always eat in shilin (sg store) but for this, it is shredded chicken! For people like me who don’t really like oysters, this is a good alternative for me. Just add some cilantro, chilli and garlic and all the flavours just start bursting in your mouth. It’s super delish! Go try it out when you’re there.

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阿宗麵線
Ah Zong Mian Xian

台北市峨嵋街8號之1
No.8-1 Emei StreetTaipeiTaiwan (Wanhua District)
Nearest MRT: Ximen

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福州世祖胡椒饼 (a.k.a Black Pepper Pork Buns)
Please don’t miss this out when you’re at raohe night market!
It tastes amazingggg with all the spring onions and marinated black pepper pork yummz.
The best dish I have eaten in tw. Up top.
No. 249號, Ráohé St, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105

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All these food above can be found at Raohe Night Market.
Nearest MRT: Songshan Station

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Written by Ching

April 13, 2014 at 11:34 pm

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