Friday, 12 January 2018

Taiwan 7D6N trip - DAY 5 ( Jiufen 九份 - Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭 - Tamsui Old Street 淡水老街

Day 5 - 21 March 2017 ( Taipei (Da'an, Ruifang, Tamsui, Zhongshan) )

Talmus Hotel Chain - 福祿寶有限公司 - Jiufen 九份 - Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭 - Tamsui Old Street 淡水老街 - Hotel Fun, Linsen 趣旅館林森館

Good Morning...

Having breakfast as usual and waiting for our bus to arrive...

Next destination, unmentioned shopping trip again! This time, guess what...asking us to buy feng shui stuff aka Jade Tian Lu & Pi Xiu ( 天禄 / 貔貅 )

No. 3, Section 3, Xinhai Road, Da’an District, Taiwan 106

Please do not enter the shop if you have no much money or you dont have the intres to buy anything regarding feng shui....they will read your luck based on your date of birth etc etc and then they wil ask you to buy some of their jade stuff that is not cheap...not cheap!!!! A small small tiny tine one ald cost NTD5000...
I will roughly show you what's inside

this is the road outside the shop
And i randomly found some picture on to the photo owner

I didnt take any photo because im not interested and they stick the ''NO PHOTO'' sticker everywhere.

And this blog post help alot...Below here are all photo from this lovely lady, Lee Chin ''i dont own the photo''

This aunty...i recognise her...although the shop is different, but this aunty is the same aunty who give us talk that day....I still remember she scolding our group member for asking but till the end when they notice the price is too much and then they didnt buy it.

If im not wrong, this is their facebook place (福祿寶貔貅)

Im done with it...wasting 1 whole hour here listening people talk crap...Done, and to the next place we go...after 50 minute of driving, we had arrive to~~

Jiufen 九份

Because is holiday and Spring season, there's alot of tourist which make our bus driver drop us on top of the mountain and we need to walk back down for couples minute the way, the weather is chilly and the view is magnificent

Territory marking again

Tummy is growling and lunch is not provided this day, so we need to food hunt our own....

White Radish Cake

Braised Egg

Clear Soup Noodle

Braised Pork Rice

Mixed Balls (Fish, Vegy, Pork, Meat)

I really dont remember which shop we went into...i just remember that day is super crowded...everywhere is full of human...
 After having our proper meal in that shop, we continue to stroll around and find some street food as well.

People Mountain People Sea

Street Food hunting begin

And this is a must try, our tour guide remind all of us, MUST TRY!!!

Chai Tao Kuih....soft fluffy and fresh, so good!!!!

And this as well, Taro Balls sweet soup...a bowl of warm sweet soup on a chilly day....fantastic

Taiwan Xiang Chang

Some random stall

And till the back of the street we wondering why there's so much of human gathering there...and i notice...the view back there is breathtaking.

and time is up....we now gather at the entrance again and wait for all of our group member to arrive

Candy Crush Shop 😀😀😀

Hoooomannnn everywhere!!!!!!

I wounder, whos taking this picture 😒😒😒

High High~~Im so High~~Up Up~~In The Sky♫♫♫🎼🎼🎼

and more human

Owhkay, everyone is here and up we hike again, back to our bus

Saw the white tiny pagoda on the mountain? Actually on that day, we saw people hiking up leh....Too bad, hiking is not for me

Magnificent view

behind the scene

While waiting for our bus~~~

Next Destination, from east to west...1 hour+ of driving and we had arrive to :

Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭

Is dawn, no more natural needed for me to brighten all the photo here, if not, all of it will look unpresentable and yuck just like this one below

Saw the diference? and here we go again...see see, walk walk, look look

Saw the triangular thingy back there? That is the lovers bridge

You may grab some food here if you were hungry

Some kind of music note carving, I dont know 😑😑

Mr tour guide is giving speech out there but i have no interest listening to it, so, snap picture i go

There's a fence full of wooden pieces which you can carve or write your's & your's couple name on it...It is like the lovers lock thingy

Okay, briefing finished and up to the bridge we go

View from above the bridge

This is actually a working jetty tho

Lot's lot's of fisherman's boat and also yacht

Okay, we had arrived to the other end

And this is our Mr Tour Guide taking photo for all of us...He is a very funny and caring guy tho, keep talking jokes and making funny face...He even has his own camera. And by the end of the day, he will make slide shows of the picture & videos he capture and by the end of the trip, he will pass each of the family 1 pen-drive which contain all the pictures and video he have taken...

Okay, back to the topic

Facing the bridge

And the other side of the bridge

And till the other end of the bridge, my little one is enjoying her little moment

Ahahaha, it has been a long time taking photo together


Lamb & Duckie car car

Drumming with Dark Miffy & also uncle

It is almost dark, no one here and we are heading back to our buses and going to another night market for dinner hunting ( dinenr is not provided today )

After 10 minutes of drive, we arrive to our location

Tamsui Old Street 淡水老街

1st, we go jalan jalan dulu...see what catches our eye and we will go for it

Then we saw this shop, so many local eating and also take away, so we decided to give it a go

...The Menu....
And we call one of each

While waiting for our food...

She has been a good girl for the whole trip so her ah yi bough her a fluffy rabbit and also a chicken for her as reward


啊給 Arcade 油揚げ
Basically this is a dried bean-curd (tofu puff) stuffed with glass noodle, topped with fish paste and splashed with some homade special sauce

筒仔米糕 Rice Cake もち米
Glutinous Rice with mushroom and meat in it

清蒸肉圓 Steam Meat Ball 蒸しミートボール
Meat ball wrap with Crystal Skin (Har Gao Skin) and with a splash of homade sauce

古早乾麵 Dried Noodles 乾麵
Wheat noodle served with steamed vegies and drizzle with special sauce

魚丸湯 Fish Ball Soup 魚の団子スープ
Just a very normal soup but the fish ball is very surprising....See, there's minced meat inside the fish ball

肉羹湯 Pork Soup 肉のとろみスープ
Same soup base as above but this is pork obviously...Springy chiewie pork

花枝丸湯 Squid Ball Soup いか団子のスープ
Same thing but different ball (Squid Ball)

Last but not least from the menu

甜不辣 Oden おでん
what's inside? i totally forgot,...haha what i saw here are radish, bean-curd skin and fish cakes

Out from the shop and street food hunting we go again

Tamsui Jumbo Ice Cream

See how they squeez out the ice-cream into the cone

Im not sure how tall it is, anyway, the ice cream is not creamy. The texture are just like Gelato but lighter.


Taiwan's Dorayaki / Pancake's with filling

They sells 2 type of fillings. Redbean & Custard

All the cakes are on the pan. Freshly made, Hot and fluffy.

I personally loves the custard tasty 

Done strolling, wait for the other's member and back we go to our hotel for 2 nights which is 
Hotel Fun, Linsen 趣旅館林森館

And here, we end our 5th day Taiwan Trip, Shall meet you guys again by the next blog

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