Today’s post is going to be crazy picture intensive.
Because..well..just because. i dont know how i ended up with so many pics for the post.
Ximending is an area in Taipei where a lot of younger kids hang out.
Its kinda like the Harajuku of Taipei i think. Anyway i like the area cos a lot of stall holders speak japanese here hahahahhaha
This is around noon and many shops in Ximending are not actually open yet XD
I was wandering around here as i arrived in Taipei on Thursday around noon but my sister did not arrive till later in the evening. Yup i was on my own for a fair few hours.
Look they have Etude house
Its directly opposite of Skinfood XD Both stores are WAY overpriced compared to their stores in korea.
I kinda got a bit hungry so i headed to the afamed Ay-Chung rice noodle store..
There is always a huge crowd here whenever i come visit….
Yummy goodness. The chilli sauce was spicier than i remember!!
Because i didnt think i was going to be talking to anyone for quite a few hours, i actually heaped quite a lot of garlic into this bowl XD Boy did i pay for it. I had to brush my teeth almost 5 times before the smell really went away.
To douse the fire, i grabbed a GreenTea latte from 7-11
Sadly this isnt very good. A lot of tea taste but not a lot of milk. The tea wasnt very good quality either.
Went to Magazine Freak [magazine store under Animate]
I like how they hang all the freebies that come with the mags from the ceilings so people can see the item in real life.
I didnt buy any japanese magazines..picked up a QUEEN magazine instead
Came with a free bag organizer.
The bag organizer had a tag printed with the Queen logo [in mandarin]
Got hungry again so headed to the oyster omelette store….
They are made to order XD
Washed it down with some green tea.
This was so sweet XD i am not used to my green tea having sugar in it.
Around here…[4pm] i fell asleep at the hotel waiting for my sister to turn up XD
She finally arrived in Taipei and at the hotel around 8pm.
We headed to the Shilin night market….
Even on Thursday night, it was packed packed packed!!!
Loads of foooood!
And things to buy like clothes and accessories…
So busy and dark….
Miscellaneous tofu , duck and what not products
loads of stores to shop at
But you gotta eat some local delights!
No idea what this is called…uh sesame noodles?
same as above but with spicy szechuan peppers on it XD
This was called…Moon prawn biscuit? [literal translation XD]
Really yummy and crispy
Got me some yummy milk tea
So many flavours..i chose hokkaido bubble milk tea. SO GOOD!!!
So much food to choose from too….but i couldnt eat too much more…
Ended up eating TianPuRa [sounds like tempura but is not the same as japanese tempura]
I didnt really like this XD
My sister and i were super full by the end of this and proceeded to go shopping instead.
She bought way more things than me..i think i was too sleepy/tired by then from the food hahahah even though i was the one who had a nap at the hotel prior.
I did get me some fake lashes though XD
We ended up leaving Shilin night market around 1am. I was zonked by the time i got back to the hotel.
Will tell you guys more about the beauty/makeup shopping in taiwan in my next post!!
In other news….quite a few of you asked if i could share a photo of the Hello Kitty tumbler i got from the Hello Kitty Sweets Cafe in Taiwan…here it is…
Ok i have to head off to unpack/pack my luggage
I dont fly till Monday morning but I am expecting a very special guest this weekend so i have to finish all my packing/work before she arrives so i can spend some time with her.
Will try to do another post this Friday.