Shopping in Taiwan is an great enjoyment as the city shopping malls are always flooded with latest International fashion. However, Wu Fen Pu is another decent place to shop. There are a variety of fashion from Japan, Korea and Thailand offered here at very affordable price.
Besides, Wu Fen Pu has been recognized as the biggest distributor place at Taipei. The place is huge and we sometimes got lost within the vicinity as every where looks about the same here. To get to Wu Fen Pu, take MRT blue line to Houshanpi station and exit on exit #1, walk about 10 minutes then will arrive here.
There were a few hawkers stalls selling various snacks within the vicinity of Wu Fen Pu as well. Actually we walked around but have no idea on anything to purchase.
Coincidently there was a China opera nearby Wu Fen Pu, hence we stop by for a while to take a rest while enjoying the local opera. There was a significant crowd, majority constitute of elder citizens. Well, we have no idea on the language spoken in the opera. Haha!
Initially when we were planning to stay at Songshan area, we were told Yong Ji Road Lane 30 is a popular spot among locals for dinner and it was not tourist based. Intrigued by the reason it was not tourist based, we decided to make a trip there.
Furthermore, we should know what are the nice food around the places we stay right? We knew that YongJi Road Lane 30 is famous of the braised dishes (meat, pork, organs etc) but those were not our cup of tea, so we headed for something else.
This small stall selling red bean cake immediately caught our attention and we ordered a red bean cake and butter cake for 10 NTD respectively.
The red bean or butter was encapsulated in a cake similar to a wheel. Hence the cakes are well know as wheel cakes too. The butter cake tasted good initially but after a few bites, we felt the butter was slightly soggy and tasted like corn instead.
Walked further down to the lane and we realised this cute shop using Shin Chan as the icon for the restaurant, and its name was even more special - Sad Super Hot Noodles! The restaurant only has a few tables thus we believe it could go chaotic at peak hours.
They offered a range of dishes but we made up our mind with Sad Sour and Hot Noodles (60 NTD). The verdict? The noodles will not cause any sadness but will made us delightful instead because it was good.
Instead of conventional noodles, they were using potato noodles which were chewy in nature. Peanuts were added as toppings to enhance the taste. It was not hot but the chillies were provided at the counter in our expenses to alter the hot level.
We were keen to explore what were the best stuff of this street then we reached this corner shop with a big signage on meat dumpling in chilli oil. However if translated directly from Chinese words, it means red oil fries hand. This dish originated from Szechuan, China actually.
As the real name suggested, it was actually meat dumplings and red chilli oil was provided separately to douse the dumplings.
We really in loved with this dish! The dumplings were compact in meat and inner fillings provided a slight salty taste. However, when the condiments - red chilli oil was added, it really spiced up the dumplings and make it extremely pleasing in taste!
Kong Jun Liang Mian
68, Song Long Road, Xing Yi District, Taipei
Oh well, we had a fulfilling dinner and it was time head back to hostel for a good rest! However, our plan failed again and we headed to Xiao Li Zi for supper!
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