There are alot of interesting cafes available in Taiwan and I came across this cafe, located in some housing estate beside the Taipei City Hall bus station. It took us quite a while to find the exact location, but thanks to google map, we managed to find it. I got to know about this cafe through Selina’s FB page and told myself that I should go visit this cafe when I’m in Taiwan…. last year hahaha. Yes, I visited the cafe last year Oct during my trip to Taiwan and only managed to blog about it now 😛 The very first impression I have of the cafe was very english-inspired. True enough, the Cafe is a combination of both olden Italian and modern style. Focusing on the passion in cafe lifestyle. they provide premium coffee and light bites where you can truely enjoy a relaxing afternoon. That’s one large cup of Latte (NT150). Enough to last you through the whole afternoon. From the no. of celebrities autographed mugs in the cafe, you can tell that …
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 😛 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 …
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The Small and Medium Enterprise Association (SMEA) under Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is organizing a Taiwan Fair in Singapore for the first time to showcase the best products. Based on the theme of “Tea Time in Taiwan”, the SMEA has selected top quality food, tea and ceramics makers to participate at this Fair. The production and quality of Taiwan products are a reflection of our local customs and cultural diversity. As such, through this Fair, we hope that Singaporeans can understand and appreciate Taiwan’s cultural heritage, our values and our lives as they enjoy the various teas, confectionery and ceramics at this event.
[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! 😀 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 🙂
After attending Aaron Yan 炎亞綸The Moment 音樂派對 Music Party, go read if you’ve not, i went for the autograph session the following day (partially also because we needa help out in the event) and here’s some pictures and videos that i’ve taken for you fans out there! 😛 The anticipating crowd which’ve been queuing up since morning under the killer sun… It’s SOO freaking hot and sunny that day~!!
Special thanks to HIM Music, i got invited to the Aaron Yan 炎亞綸 [The Moment] 音樂派對 Music Party and manged to hold a giveaway for you readers, whom are a fan of aaron yan as well to attend this party 😉 The queue to the entrance of the was pretty long which extended all the way till the overhead bridge linking vivocity to st james power station. The moment i arrived, quickly collected my pass before looking for a spot to set up my tripod and stuff..
Cha Ba Lang Blogging time! I’ve scheduled this entry to be published during my ict so that you guys will not miss me too much when im away 😛 (okay i know very thick skin :X) Finally after 2 months, i managed to meet up with my bbfs~ got so many things that i bought from taiwan and korea to pass them.. finally can clear them from my room hahaha~ but most importantly is they like it 😉
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 😀 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! 😀 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! 😀 Flight was at 1am and we will be arriving taipei at 6am in the morning (i know it’s freaking early la~).
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 😀
Yesterday after work, meet up with my buddies for dinner as RACHEL is BACK IN SINGAPORE from her trip to taiwan`! She’s really lucky as the typhoon hit taiwan the moment she reached there and all she can do was to pack lots of food, cup noodles to eat in the hotel. that’s how taiwan welcome her for her very first trip there LOL~! She bought alot of stuff of us or i would say me? haha~ it makes me feel like i’m there for the shopping trip as well or she’s my so call assitant that help me to shop for clothings over there ~ (ok i’m thinking too much.. 想太多~) Total of 4 shirts and tees with HOODIES, a pair of BLUE Shorts and 10 pcs of MASK~ haha.. We settled down for dinner at chin chin which includes marc, jamie, row, jac, rachel, diana and myself… and guess wat, they simply ordered TOO MUCH FOOD!!! we have fried kai lan, hay zhor, 1 white chicken and 1 roast chicken (SIAO ONE LOR~ …
Since i became jobless like a week ago, been busy hunting for a new job… but till date, i’ve not managed to get one that i like with pay that i’m happy with… Since i’m jobless now, it means i need to be extremely careful when i spend… *shit* i miss shopping k… grhzzz So, cup noodles are wat i rely on for my lunch… at times, i’ll simply skip my lunch or if not, i’ll just grab a cup of noodles, and that’s how i’ve tried quite a wide variety of cup noodles. hahaha 🙂