I visited Taipei again this July, with my friends – it’s gonna be a long post ahead about my experiences there 🙂 I’ll post my beauty haul (really now, mostly masks) sometime soon!
Our day trip out to Yehliu, Jiufen, and Shifen. Absolutely beautiful seas – they were a joy and certainly provided some respite from the scorching sun!
Once again, we visited Addiction Aquatic on our first day – amazing, as always. You can read my previous review of the 立吞 restaurant here. We actually also visited the grill restaurant!
The freshest oysters, ever. Creamy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I’d definitely recommend that you try some grilled fish at Addiction – we had some grilled 紅喉魚 inside, and had some tuna jaw outside. The flesh is so tender and sweet as it’s grilled with shio, enhancing the sweetness of the fish :’)
Ah yes, back to Shifen here – this teahouse, known as 阿妹茶樓, is supposedly the teahouse that looks like Yubaba’s teahouse from Spirited away!
This is called 青蛙撞奶, basically – the classic bubble tea! While I typically don’t eat black pearls in Singapore because my mum thinks that it’ll give me cancer, these were truly delicious – although I couldn’t finish them all :p
Selfie in Taipei City Hall Xinyi Shopping District! I was shopping around alone while my friends were climbing elephant mountain, and I got to visit all the cool shops in the area slowly 🙂
This is Ximen, where our apartment was. We stayed at an Airbnb apartment about 5 minutes away from the MRT station from Emei street, and it was soooo convenient. We could easily head back to the apartment at around 11-12.30am and it’d be totally cool and mostly safe 🙂 Lots of people around the area, the photo above was taken at about 9pm! I’d definitely recommend you visit Ximen for shopping – all the Korean beauty shops are there (TFS, Innisfree, Etude, Skinfood, Tonymoly, etcetc) and there are quite a number of general beauty stores (Mirada, 86 Shop, Watsons, Cosmed, Sasa) that you can visit!
We also visited the Hello Kitty Cafe :> While it is a cute experience and an opportunity to take photos with so many Hello Kitty things, the food… isn’t the best. Cute though!
Hide from Dad was amazing as always as well! I chose to order the same dish, while my friends ordered the Premium Sashimi Don, Basic Sashimi Don, and Halibut Don. We also shared a prawn-head miso soup which was greeaaaaaat 🙂 Sweetness galore – the prawn heads were soooo sweet! My previous review here.
One of the things I’ve bought without fail every year from Taipei are these Made in Taiwan shoes – you can find them for about 190-199NT throughout the night markets! So comfy, and they never gave me any blisters 🙂
That’s all for now! Beauty post coming up soon 🙂