Saturday, 20 April 2013

Travel Journal: Taipei

Next stop on my adventures was Taipei, just over an hour's flight from Hong Kong but very different - for a start, hardly anyone speaks English! My friend P moved to Taipei last year so knew all the good places to visit and saved me from having to use my rather poor sense of direction. My pictures from Taipei are mainly of food:

The Diner: Taipei style.

Pancakes. Because as much as I love sampling local foods, pancakes are sometimes a more appealing brunch choice.

A sleeping giant panda at Taipei Zoo. Still, I can now say that I've seen one.
The tea house had some unusual food offerings. This was the star item on the menu - deep fried prawns with mayonnaise and sugar sprinkles, anyone?
Of course, I wanted sushi for lunch (again). I also tried Taiwanese food and Japanese food but sushi will always be my favourite, especially when its cheaper than a sandwich is in London.
There is no such thing as "too much" sushi. The ones with the egg on top are my favourite. It was still raining but a visit to outdoor hot springs meant that the rain didn't really matter when you're getting wet anyway. By this point I'd given up all hope of my hair looking normal. Rain and humidity are not a good combination.
Hot Pot for dinner. For someone who cannot cook and finds raw meat terrifying, this was surprisingly fun. You order various things and put them in the boiling water until you think that they're cooked. If I say so myself, I was impressed although all the steam in the restaurant may result in frizzy hair (although by this point I was embracing the frizz, there's really no other way). 
An art exhibition in a bar. Taipei has great nightlife, bars are open until really late and when you feel like a 1am snack the night markets are there to provide you with steamed buns and octopus balls for around 50p.

Have you been to Taipei? What's the most unusual food you've eaten on holiday?


  1. my mouth is watering just looking at the pancakes and sushi mmmmmm cassie xx

  2. Panda! I love Pandas!!!!!

  3. It looks so amazing! Those pancakes, om nom! <3

    Jennie xo |

  4. This all looks incredible!

    Maria xxx

  5. I am so jealous of your trip! The food looks amazing, and the sites! What a stunning cable car view.


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