In my itinerary for Day 3, everything was alright except for one particular experience that I think its the kind of place where I’ll only go once! Stay tune to find out more! Anyway my day 3 is a bit unorganised as we woke up a bit later, so we just decide where to go, spontaneously! =D
- As usual, breakfast + Fish Spa @ Hotel
- Proceed to Taipei Main Station to take MRT to Jay Chou’s restaurant. But But But But, we went to the wrong side of the world cos I wrote down the wrong direction and was lost for a while as i didn’t have the address in Mandarin! So the locals didn’t know when we show them the address in English. They only direct us to the Jay Chou restaurant at one of the branch inside the University but I thought that particular branch is kinda hard to go (I remember you gotta take bus and stuff), so I did not proceed to that branch.
- We were walking, like a lost person for a while and almost gave up!! I tell myself I just gotta see Jay Chou’s cafe, so I went into one of the cafe and start browsing the internet *thank god for wifi phone*. In addition, the staff at the cafe was super friendly. They even help us to google the map for the place. Ended up I found the website and drew the map our for easy reference.
The cafe interior was quite cool (but didn’t take much picture cos busy looking for map)
- So next up, lunch @ Mr J French-Italian Restaurant (opened by Jay Chou) at Guangfu S Road.
- In comparison (from pictures), the branch at the university has more to offer in terms of ambience and its interior. So my piece of advice, go to the one in the university. =)
- You can go duringlunch time as they offer a few set lunch menu that is pretty affordable!
- Don’rforget to get some souvenir if you are a big fan of Jay Chou! I did not buy as the only thing that I wanted to buy which was the poker card actually sold off a day earlier! Even when I offered to pick up at the other branch, the lady told us that the branch in the university also do not have any more stocks. Sob Sob
- Directions : Take MRT to Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall exit and take Exit 2. When you come out from the Exit, walk straight and keep on the most right hand side of the road. Continue walking straight until you see Green Olive Restaurant (Signage in green) on your right. You will see Lane 308 on your right, turn into that lane and walk straight until you see Mr J French Italian Restaurant on your left.
- Don’t miss the entrance as its housed in a very cosy place and you might missed it. The entrance is a wooden door. Hope the pictures below can do much help. =)
- Address : No 43, Lane 308, Guangfu S. Road, Da-an District, Taipei.
The not-so-grand entrance
Can you spot Mr J?
The interior (Ground Floor)
The bar counter
Interior (1st Floor)
The set lunch we had (Inclusive of salad, pasta salmon in cream sauce with one ice milk tea). All for only NT$160. We ordered another Escargot. =D
Pasta Salmon in cream sauce
Iced Milk Tea
The satisfied face =D
Get some souvenirs before you ciao at the cashier. =P
Can’t get enough of Jay Chou!!!
- Next up, we make our way to the infamous P.S. Bu Bu Restaurant for dessert. Can you remember what is P.S. BuBu? No? Come on, just try to remember a bit la. =) Okie la, remember the show Meteor Garden that was like a hot craze in 2001? F4 remember? Ok la, remember the famous character “Tao Ming Shi”? Yah, this is the cafe where “Tao Ming Shi” brought “Shan Cai” to have dessert in the restaurant where the designs are based on “used cars”.
- Ok, this was the place that I mention that it was a disappointment. After making our way there (need to take bus ok), we were so happy that we manage to find the restaurant cos we were quite lost lar. Then when we reach the restaurant, there was only ONE staff working le. So obviously she takes time to sit us lor. FYI, the “Pink car” is only available upon reservation by phone! How ridiculous hor? I mean if at the point of time, no one is occupyingthe seat, why you refuse walk-in customer to sit la, right or not? (The pink car is made famous by the show Meteor Garden). Not forgetting, she’s a bit rude k. Not friendly like the rest of Taipei ppl.
- Never mind lor, then we were seated in another car la. Obviously we were quite full from lunch at Mr J French Italian Restaurant, our objective there is to have dessert. So we proceed to order a banana split (not cheap hor…NT$250) to share. Then the lady only inform us, “Sorry but we got minimum order imposed per person. NT$100 per person”. So I say NT$100*2 = NT$200 and our banana split is NT$250. “Oh, one order one person”. Ok lor, got rules have to follow lor. Ender up ordered another drink and the banana split and one drink cost us NT$370. Not worth it k. If I know, i’ll order more in Mr J. )(##(#(#…
- This is the place that you will only consider to come once, cos I don’t find the dessert any good. Some more Oreo also split to make it look like there is two side of it.
- Directions : Take MRT to Shipai exit. Cross the road on your right and find the shop know as Cosmed (the signboard is Orange in colour). There’s a bus stop in front of the shop and take bus number 601, R19 or 224. Once you board the bus, inform the bus driver to inform you once they reach the last station. Once you reach the end stop, walk down the slope (Not up) and continue walking straight until you see P.S. Bu Bu Fusion Food on your right hand side.
Check out the door handle (Its a steering wheel!!)
The over-rated pink car….
Maybe its the autograph that attracts the crowd
This is where they made all your expensive drinks
I think its a bike, right?
Even the clock is decorated with cars, cars, cars
I’m “happy” enough to be sitted in the half-cut car compare to the pink car.
The “kena-force-to-order” ice lemon tea
The “not-worth-my-money” banana split. They really show me how they SPLIT the oreo. Cheapskate le, give la two oreo for a NT$250 banana split. Not like they use Hagen Dazs right?
- Then we spend our time around TienMu area for some window shopping. There’s a number of factory outlet shop here. But I think its okie okieonly. Nothing great lor. I came to this area only because of P.S. Bu Bu but then it disappoint me la. So I think if i’m coming back to Taipei again, I will definitely give a no-go to this place!
- After boarding the bus back to Shipai MRT area, we took the MRT and make our way to Miramar Entertainment Parkfor ferriswheel. =) Like kiddo only. No la, the name is just grand la. Its actually a shopping mall with a rooftop ferris wheel and also one of the biggest IMAX theatre in Asia. We only went there for the Ferris Wheel cos it was a bit early for night market. =D
- Remember to show your Youth Travel Card to enjoy discounts when purchasing the ferris wheel tickets ya!
- Directions : Take MRT and go to Jiantan station. Go to Exit 1 and once come out, you’ll see people queueing for buses. Take the free shuttle bus to Miramar Entertainment Park. Usually its the longest queue, if you are not very sure which line to queue, ask the peoplearound you. Oh and remember, when you want to take the free shuttle bus back to the MRT station, its not the same place where they alight you earlier on. There’s a booth under the Ferris Wheel.
Next up! Ferris wheel! *woot*
Show your Youth Travel Card to get discounted tickets
The queue was manageable
And here we go!
I’m cool, k? =D
Enjoy the view!
Everyone is also busy “snapping” away
The view from top
One last picture!
- And this should be one of the most satisfying time for the day. Shilin Night Market! Shilin Night Market is situated opposite Jiantan station. =) So once we got back from Miramar, we head straight on to Shilin night market! Eat and eat and eat. See the pictures below ya!
The famous Shilin Night Market
This is the first stall we came across
As much as the fruits looks super nice, don’t try it ….. cos we make a mistake ..we order a slice of mango (mind you, its a slice, not even half of the mango ar), one slice of dragon fruit and peach. Cost us NT$300!!!! I eat a set lunch at Mr J also not that expensive le. Felt so cheated lor. Either that or its just the fruits in Taipei cost a bomb!
You can get all sorts of lingerie and “uniforms” here, no?
The Boss went crazy!
Accesories with sold by hot chicks
Cute Boxers for Guys! Cater up to XXL!
There’s a lot of such machine in Taipei. But I think my money is better spend at food!
Hello Kitty is just one of them!
The *star* of the night. Check out the queue. FYI, I’m taking the picture from the queue and i haven’t even got to the queue next to the stall!
Its actually Hao Da Chicken Steak. In front of Yang Ming theatre.
While queueing, each customer is given a plastic bag that spells “hot star”.
After much waiting and waiting, I finally got my chicken.. hahha =D
Next is the super big, thick sausage!
Shanghai Fried Bun ( I was too excited munching down the food, I forgotten to take pics)
I don’t know what is this called but its all over the night markets. =D A bit sourish yet sweet. I think its called “A-yi-pin”.
End my food-spree with ballspearls. Its superb k. I can basically drown myself with Pearl Milk Tea, Taiwan style!!!
- Next : Piggie la… Go back and online and sleep. Kekeke…
Last picture of the day! Elmo!