It's the time of the year again. Right, Mid-Autumn Festival! Which means, time for yummy mooncake treats! :D
Exclusively available at The Icing Room outlets island-wide, these adorable baked Hello Kitty mooncakes in White lotus with Cranberries and White lotus with Macadamia Nuts filling are packaged in a pretty-in-pink carrier.
The packaging is so cute that I just have to keep it. Even though it probably will just be collecting dust in my room. :P
When asked where is the best place for good Chirashi, Chikuwa Tei will probably be one of the most recommended location.
Located at Mohamed Sultan Road, Chikuwa Tei is opened by the former Chef of the famous Wasabi Tei @ Far East Plaza. Unfortunately, the Chef has left to be at Mitsuba. I haven't been to the latter, but I find their menu kinda similar to Chikuwa Tei as well.
Anyway, don't be fooled by the emptiness of the restaurant. The lunch crowd is usually insane, dinner as well. So we chose to visit for an early dinner.
ps: we left about 8-ish and there was a queue forming.
What?? I'm only at day 3? Why does it feels like I have already written a lot of posts on Taiwan? I think I'm never going to finish my 9 days journey. :X
btw click here to go back to the posts that I have blogged on Taiwan! :)
So we planned a day trip to Xin She 新社 on the 3rd day of our trip. It has to be a day because Xin She is very far away from the main Tai Chung area and it is highly inaccessible. Thus, the most logical way to get to Xin She is actually to book a driver for the day. :)
But of course, the down side of booking a driver is that it's very expensive. To get a driver who is willing to drive you to about three different places of attraction, it will cost about NT2500 - NT3000.
So the driver suggested that we head to Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 first since it is the furthest away, before we head to Summit Resort 古堡花園 and finally Carton King 纸箱王 before coming back.
Introducing the famous Magic Custard Cake which has totally overwhelmed the baking-sphere. I have been seeing this like every single day on homebaker's blog? What's so magical about the cake you may wonder.
Think a single batter recipe which yield 3 different textures in one cake. How on earth is it possible?!
Speaking of Lee Kum Kee, it's too familiar to us, Singaporean. Do you know that it has been a household brand for 126 years? That's right. Lee Kum Kee has emerged as a reputable icon and established condiment brand in the world of Chinese and local cooking for that long!
According to market research conducted by Nielsen, teriyaki sauces are one of the top 10 fastest-moving products in the food sector!
After settling down in our Hotel, Plaze Hotel. We took a cab down to the biggest night market at Tai Chung, 逢甲夜市. Heard it is also the largest night market in Taiwan? Not so sure about this information.
The cab fare from our hotel (near railway station) is about NT150 (~10-15 mins to reach). By sure to check with your hotel on the taxi rates to your destination so that you won't be cheated by the driver ya? Anyway, probably won't happen as the cab fare is calculated based on meter.
We came here for dinner for both nights of our stay in Tai Chung and both nights, the night market was flooded with human. Tourists or not I'm not so sure. But just be prepared to be squeezed and of course queue for your food.