Surprisingly not much jetlag so when I woke up, it was close to 10am already, and there still was a line when I got to Yung Ho for breakfast.
Masters at work, making the sesame bread and the youtiao!
My egg wrapped fan tuan. There's probably 10+ pictures of this same thing here already, but who cares, I love it.
Decided to splurge a little and got the turnip cake. Perfect with a bit of soy sauce.
After breakfast, I was just about to head out to explore, then I saw an old man selling some zhuabing (hand-grabbed green onion cake), so I had to get it. With egg of course.
清玉, which is a "new" chain known for their lemon drinks. They are not that new, but new to me :P Oolong milk tea just to check it out. A little bit sweet, even at half sugar.
Needed to get some work done so went to Cafe Trouve near 師大. Recommended by Cyeh and Diana Cheng haha. I guess there's lots of these homey, hipster cafes popping up in Taipei now!
Why not some beef noodle soup? Decided to try 龍泉街牛肉麵. Pretty packed when I went. There's also some awards displayed that they won from the Beef Noodle Festival.
How does it compare? Not too bad! The soup's lighter even though it looks quite oily. Beef brisket is pretty cooked. I liked the tendon a lot more though. The preserved greens were whatevers.
Hot spring egg. Ordered it on the side. Definitely Japanese influenced. Essentially a poached egg with a light soy sauce. I just added it to the beef noodle soup haha.
So while I was walking back from 師大 to 科技大樓, I saw a frying stand, so had to stop by and get some late night snack. Picked up an oolong milk tea too haha.
Popcorn chicken and pig's blood! The cool thing about this spot is that they add garlic. Lots of it! Pretty generous with the basil too.
Garlic goodness :]
Coming up: my day trip to Yilan, Taiwan!