Part 2 of my Taipei Travelogue! Travelling all the way to Dan Shui and back for ShiLin Night Market! Dan Shui is the end of the metro line and it takes about 40 minutes to an hour from DongMen station where our hotel is located. And of course, Shilin night market is located at Jiantan station!
Selfie first with The Mum before heading out for the day!
On the Metro towards Dan Shui. It’s a pretty long trip but the scenery along the way are worth it!
The Mum in front of Dan Shui Metro Station. It’s essentially an old brick building transformed into a Metro station.
A better view of Dan Shui Metro station! The bus terminal is at the other end.
As it was raining, we decided to ditch the idea of heading to the famous Yu Ren Ma Tou and just explore the Dan Shui Lao Jie. I found this shop selling the famous Taiwanese Snacks in form of HELLO KITTY!
Must take photo with the Kitty Mascot and even made The Mum did it. Hahah. Look at her expression!
It’s a pity that it was raining and was pretty cold. However, the view is still breathe-taking in real life.
Must have a selfie with the view.
We stopped at this old look old point area to snap some photos. It’s actually near the Fish Ball Museum. Yes, there’s a Museum on Fish Ball in Dan Shui.
Peace* I looked fat cause I was feeling super bloated from PMS-ing. Sandals are first day buys from XiMenDing!
I did mentioned it was raining and super cold but one cannot not eat the super tall ice cream cone! I opted for the shorter version as I really don’t think I can finish it. End up I can’t even finish the short one. It’s for NTD30 if I didn’t remember wrongly. They have this other snack, which is the Octopus Tempura which I love!!
After a whole day of shopping at Dan Shui, we proceeded to our first night market of the trip. Shilin Night Market!
This is just the outside and there’s many food stalls selling local Taiwanese delicacy.
My first buy at Shilin is this Prince Cheese Potatoes!! Have seen this at many variety shows and I can finally taste it for myself! Long queue but the guy is pretty efficient. They will take your orders first while you are queuing!
This is really some cheesey goodness! It is really very delicious and you wont be sick of eating it despite it being mainly starch(potatoes) and cheese. The cheese is the nacho cheese kind.
Mum saw this cute Mascot of a Fashion Brand and asked for a photo. How cute!
Another must eat when in Taiwan. Mango ice! This is actually Mango Snow Ice with Mango Ice Cream. Very fresh mangoes and this is NTD140 I think.
When at Night Market, beware of the fruit sellers. They like to kind of cheat tourist money. We ended up buying a packet of mangoes which is really nice I must say but for NTD300 which is about SGD 15. They charge by per 100 gram despite they just stating each fruit is about NTD50-60. Not say cannot buy, but don’t end up buying too much. We could not finish the mangoes in the end. As I bought Pig Blood Tofu Soup and Smelly Tofu to eat back at the hotel.
Ending Part 2 with a photo of me with the yummy Mango Snow Ice!
Read Part 1 here if you haven!