Soooooo good. The best dim sum place I’ve ever been! I found some recommended dishes on the internet and they were all excellent.
2. Try Traditional Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes
The tourist map points to Vigor Kobo as the best place but the locals recommend ChaiTe. I tried the Vigor Kobo’s Tai Chi Pineapple Cakes so far but it didn’t meet all the hype. I’m too full to try the ChaiTe…
3. Get a Foot Massage
4. Visit the Longshan Temple
This was the most colorful temple I’ve seen. When I was visiting, they were having a ceremony. There’s chanting, incense burning, and table full of food and flowers donations.
There are great restaurants inside and clubs/bars outside. Some fun facts about Taipei 101:
- Bamboo design concept
- 2 Olympic size pools to support the fire sprinklers
- Enough cabling from Taipei to Rome and back
- Elevators take 30secs to reach the top. Don’t worry it’s pressure control so you won’t feel your ear pop
- 17,000 windows that take 4 teams of 2 workers 3 months to clean
- It’s the tallest building in one of the most hazardous place (seismic)
There are a lot of them everywhere. The most famous night market in Taipei is Shi Lin. Interesting food and cheap shopping. My co-workers wouldn’t tell me exactly what we were eating at the time..because they know I wouldn’t eat it if I knew. They told me later… So far, I’ve eaten, blood jello, pig’s ear, ox’s tongue, pig intestine..
Underneath the Jiangua S. Rd, there are Artist, Flower and Jade Markets. Each vendor has a little table setup with some local gems…They are mostly selling the same things so you kina wonder how they even make money. Maybe they enjoy sitting there and talking to their neighbors? Anyways, I saw this one American girl with a jade bracelet on..the Chinese lady was trying to convince her that smaller is better but the American girl wasn’t convinced. She asked the Chinese lady to take it off…I was standing there about 5 minutes looking at them trying to take this bracelet off..I had to eventually walk away because it was obvious that I was being rude and they were not getting that thing off..
I really wanted to go…but both of my co-workers who were previously in Taipei were already there and fell asleep. They would not budge about re-visiting. I read really good reviews about the museum. They also had a special Marc Chagall exhibition that I really wanted to go see. Without knowing Mandarin, it’s really hard to venture out and I also didn’t have too much time to get lost..A must-to-do when/if I return to Taipei. Pictures is from a random visit to Bo-Pi-Liao Historic Street Renovation area I found when I got lost after visiting the Longshan Temple.
9. & 10. TBD