THANK KY Vietnamese Noodle House, Yongkang Street, Taipei

One cold night and I was craving Vietnamese Beef Pho, out of nowhere.. I remember passing this THANK KY Noodle House several times while hunting my lunch, so I decided to give it a go, and I didn’t regret it. Having the location in student area, I must say that this store is rather expensive compared to nearby hawkers. Having said that, the food are accordingly good.. DSC03805DSC03804Vietnamese Shrimp Roll for starters. I didn’t like this. I expect Vietnamese rice paper roll to be more than just heaps of noodle and one or two pieces of prawns. Beansprout, chicken pieces are commonly put in vietnamese rice paper roll, but not on this one apparently.. This costs TWD90, which I don’t think is worth it.DSC03749 Continue reading

Taipei 101 New Year’s Art Exhibition

Chinese New Year is coming very soon and to celebrate this Year of Goat, there are these cute art exhibition scattered throughout Taipei 101. When I saw them the first time, I wonder to myself “What’s with the goat?”.. After a while I then realised! Let me share it with you guys.. DSC04188DSC04177DSC04170DSC04183 Continue reading

Saizeriya Italian Cafe Taipei – 義大利料理薩莉亞

With several locations across Taipei, Saizeriya is one of the cheapest Italian Cafe I’ve encountered. Shida branch is my usual hang-around place and since it is located just a short walk from the university, it is jam-packed with students during peak lunch and dinner hours..

The food itself are.. well, you get what you paid for. Taste-wise they are ok, but some taste like out-of-the-can food. Having said that, the portion are generous and they have all-you-can-drink bar for only TWD39, how good is that?

Pizza and pasta are less than TWD100, grill menu cost slightly more but that is expected.. DSC03313 DSC03314 DSC03315 Continue reading

MOOOR Coffee 九慕手烘咖啡 Hsinchu 新竹, Taiwan

Stumbled upon this cozy coffee shop on my way back to Hsinchu Railway Station, decided to stop for a coffee then! Mooor Coffee is a speciality coffee shop and they also sell coffee beans for your needs. If you don’t drink coffee however, don’t worry, they offer a wide range of other beverages.. And I can’t help to take photos of their cute interiors.. Here:DSC03673DSC03677A nice cuppa of americano!DSC03674 Continue reading

Hsinchu 新竹 In a Day

A nice getaway from Taipei, Hsinchu, known as “The Windy City) is a city in the northern Taiwan, approximately an hour and half from Taipei city by train. There are quite a lot to do in Hsinchu, it is well known for the Science and Technology Industrial Park, Glass Museum and the City God Temple and its night market. Let me show you..DSC03679Hsinchu Railway StationDSC03631 The historical Yin Hsi East Gate.. DSC03635 Continue reading

Spring Vegetarian Buffet Restaurant 春天素食

My first experience having Taiwanese Vegetarian Buffet, I was choosing between this restaurant and Evergreen, both have good review. I settle for this one because it is a lot more closer and accessible for me, but next time I would definitely try Evergreen.. Price-wise both are very similar..

I did ended up feeling very full by the end of the meal though.. There were a lot of choices, but my complaint was that they didn’t fill it up quick enough..

Here is the price list:DSC03624And here are some of the photos I took:

Cold Starters..DSC03603Some salads (lots of sprouts…)DSC03609Soup.. They were nice and fragrant (would never guess they are vegetarian..)DSC03615 Continue reading

Ningxia Rd Night Market, Taipei

Located in Datong district of Taipei, you will find this small yet vibrant night market along Ningxia Rd (in case you can’t find it, it is very close to Taipei Circle). The night market isn’t as crowded as other tourist night market, which is a great thing!, but you will find several stalls having pretty long queue as well (and that’s the one you must try..!). The night market is pretty clean, vendors are friendly (mostly..) and a lot of stalls actually set up chairs and tables for sit-down meal.

Here are the must-try food in Ningxia Night Market:

First, the Oyster Omelette is so far the best I’ve had. Generous amount of oysters, not too starchy and the sauce complement it very nicely.. DSC_0616DSC_0612 Continue reading