Level Up! Darren bloggie is not only cafe hopping in Singapore, but is venturing out to other countries as well! :) First up on darrenbloggie, we have 9 September Cafe, located in Taiwan where it’s only open in September! haha~ nah… just kidding :P Located along the alley in Taipei city, this cafe is decorated in a woody and industrial ambient where you can see wooden crates and metal grills topped with lots and lots of flowers and plants which create a relaxing vibe ;) the cafe is seperated into indoor and outdoor seating, where you can spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee people watching or getting some inspiration. Let’s take a look at the menu Was there for the brunch menu and here’s what we’ve ordered. Every brunch set comes with either an americano coffee, breakfast tea, fresh juices or you may top up an additional NT90 for any drinks of your choice in the menu. I ordered the signature September Brunch set (NT340) which comes with a selection of bread, scrambled …
[台北演唱会初体验CONCERT IN TAIPEI!] series is coming to an end, and in case if you are wondering why you don’t see any concert related entries in this series, no worry as i will be posting them up soon. Stay Real cafe is located in dong qu where there’s alot of nice boutique shops which is very similar to our haji lane here in singapore. You might be able to find cheap deals but at the same time, you might be leave empty handed too haha~
If you guys know me well enough, you will know that i don’t take beef, despite people telling me how good it is etc. So on my last taiwan trip, we were introduced to this infamous beef noodles stall located in one of the alley near taipei main station. Upon checking they they have other noodles instead of beef, i agreed to go check it out with the rest ;)
Whenever i visit taiwan, there is one particular food that i must eat. Not chicken cutlet nor bubble tea. It’s LU ROU FAN! and my favourite 滷肉飯 gotta be the one from 鬍鬚張 Famosa Chang!
鼎泰丰Ding Tai Fung, where everyone go for their infamous Xiao Long Bao, originated from Taiwan and since i’m there, and upon hearing from friends on how good it is in taiwan, we decided to try it there! The outlet we visited is located at Tien Mu SOGO and initially i thought it wouldn’t be crowded since its a weekend morning at 11am, but was surprise that the queue is super long lor!
Not sure if you have the same feeling as me, i noticed that there isn’t alot of places that you can go to for breakfast in taipei, or probably at ximending (maybe there are other nice places for breakfast but yet to explore them out), 永和豆漿 Yong He Breakfast Shop is one that i will always go to whenever i visit taipei :)
June was one of the month that im looking forward to as i’m finally flying off once again on a holiday since my last trip in sept last year. Other than that, it’s also the first time i’m heading to Taipei to catch my favourite group S.H.E comeback concert and most importantly with my ambloves! :D In this entry, i’m introducing you VIA HOTEL that we stayed at. It’s a pretty new hotel located in the heart of Xi Men Ding and it’s actually quite good leh! Here’s my room throughout the stay :)
Finally the last entry of this whole series. You must be wondering why only 3 entries since i went for 4 days right? That’s because i’ve already blogged about my day 4, which is my last day in taiwan quite some time ago～ never read?! GO READ HERE NOW! Itinerary for the day is much less hectic than the other 2 days as we will be focusing more on SHOPPING today! and to celebrate mother’s day as well ;) (mother’s day falls on the next day.) Starting our late breakfast with oyster mee sua! 阿忠面綫！
Continuing on my DAY 2 taiwan trip and we woke up at ard 8am in the morning as it will be another fully packed day :D Head out for breakfast at this small little 早餐店 just beside the 红楼广场..
Hooray! Finally done with my day 1 pictures of my recent taiwan trip with my parents! :D and here you go, presenting you : 來去台彎走一走！: 台中半日游 Half Day Tour in Tai Chung ! As usual, we took the flight from jetstar but something different this time round as usually, there’s only a morning flight there but surprisingly this time round, i managed to book a midnight flight there! which means you will have ONE FULL Day in taipei! :D Flight was at 1am and we will be arriving taipei at 6am in the morning (i know it’s freaking early la~).
Gonna combine my day 3 and 4 into one entry as i didn’t take much pictures for these two days. AND YES! you will get to see my shopping loots in this entry as i know you guys are always very curious with my shopping loots overseas. LOLx :P So, here’s my outfit for day 3~
Gd MORNING! Day 2 was a tiring and hectic one as we will be visiting a few places and spending quite a fair bit of time on traveling. SO… we needa have a PROPER breakfast right! before that, a pic of my outfit for the day ;)
Yoohoo! If you guys still remember, i went for a 7 days 6 nights taiwan trip last august with my bbfs right? We had so much fun then and this year, i brought my mum and aunties for a shorter yet quite fulfilling 4 days 3 nights taiwan trip! Early flight in the morning and we meet up 2 hours earlier before the flight for check-in and breakfast…
sad to say, it’s our day 7 in taiwan, also our last day in taiwan… 好舍不得哦！but what to do? still have to go back to reality ma LOL! ok.. pardon me for my emo-ness~ our last day in taiwan, we went for our lunch at this food street, somehow similar to our food court in singapore. There are alot of varieties to choose from… be it local taiwanese delicacies, to korean bi bim bab, tepanyaki and many more!
Day 6 in Taiwan! Woke up slightly earlier with zhi wei & rachel and we went for a haircut at the saloon below our hotel… :) Loved the way they greet their customers, the services they provide and afterall, i’m happy with my hair cut, though i find it a little too short.. When we are done, they sent us to the lift, press the lift for us and thank us when we enter the lift, saying bye bye.. they even did a 90 degree bow leh~ really got the feel sia~ LOL! Went back to our hotel before we head out for the day! it’s a bathing ape day as we’re all wearing the tees from bathing ape.. lazy to explain why we are have the bathing ape tee.. go read here and u’ll know.. OK? hahaha ~ Extremely sunny day! went for lunch at our favourite lu rou fan stall… and tada.. that is my new haircut :D
Day 5 in Taiwan! Decided to have Mac Donald for breakfast! as i wanted to eat the pork burger… but too bad, we didn’t manage to make it on time.. so we have the lunch value meal instead. But i still managed to have something different from singapore meal… Grilled Chicken Burger 板烤鸡腿堡 not bad.. quite nice and it’s quite a big burger too! just nice for me! ;D After breakfast, or i would say brunch, we went for ice cream dessert!
our 4th day in taiwan and it’s a saturday! usually pple love to go for yum cha on weekends right? ( ok, maybe u may not agree with me, but whatever~ haha ) So we decided to pamper ourselves a little and we went to this restaurant, Hung Kan Restaurant 红墈 for DIM SUM 点心breakfast! :D (it’s the same writing as the hong kong famous hung kan stadium if u notice the chinese words.) Initially, the waitress told us that we needa make reservation beforehand.. but she managed to squeeze out a table for us just when we’re about to leave haha.. nice right? They have quite a wide variety of dim sums for us to order.. and they are not as expensive as those we eat in singapore…!
Rise & shine! it’s another busy day haha.. today, we will be going to Jiu Fen 九份, Dan Shui 淡水老街 and Yu RenMa Tou 渔人码头! SOO FUN! as we will be taking mrt, railway train and ferry!! Alright before we start our journey proper, we needa fix out stomach first with yummy breakfast!
Despite going to bed in the morning at 5am from our KTV session the previous night, we managed to wake up quite early! haha :D What a Sunny Day to start with! the weather was extremely HOT!!! wee.. saw S.H.E on the bus :D
Alright! finally managed to finish at least half of the images and videos for my taiwan trip one week ago. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN! and thanks to my bbfs, my mum and aunties for sponsoring my air tickets and a little allowances for this trip as my birthday present! Wee~~~ 04th August 2010, Wednesday Was still packing my luggage the night before my flight and i slept at ard 12am. Actually wanna create a few blog entry to be scheduled during my trip but was so busy that i didn’t have the time to complete them. ps : eyes damm red.. not enough sleep…