Daniel Chew is back and this time he travels to Taiwan. It has been 4 to 5 long years since he has gone to Taiwan. Unlike the previous trip which was on a tour, this will be a leisure trip around Taiwan.
It was Sunday, October 26th 2014 and the plane has finally landed at Taoyuan International Airport. The time was 230pm and I think its best to take a cab straight to the hotel that we are going to stay.
The hello kitty reminds me that we are indeed in one of the land where the people adores Hello Kitty.
The fare was about TWD530 and we arrived at Hua Yue Hotel (花語旅館) after a brief chat with the taxi driver. We found out that there are many foreigners in Taoyuan based on the conversation. Well, we have 1 Malaysia, what about 1 Taiwan?
The hotel is rated 3 star and we booked a room where it only TWD1180 (equivalent to about RM100+). I can see why is that with the cleanliness at a very good level and also my favorite part is that there is a bath tub too. Ahhh… relaxation time.
Nah… didn’t do that (save it for later).
Some notes about staying in Hua Yue Hotel
Address : No.22, Fuxing Road, Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, 330 Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Generally this place is a value for money with the bath tub which is long enough to put your legs. The staff at the counter is also friendly. The staff is also able to speak in English which is another plus sign. Conditions of the room is fairly clean. Transportation to the nearest train station though is about 15 minutes walk away which is quite a distance, but still easily found.
We went out walking around Tauyuan county and decided that it was already getting dark at about 5pm. (Searched for awhile about places to visit at Taoyuan but decided that why not walk about and surprise ourselves). In the end, ended up walking towards Taoyuan Tourism Night Market along Beipu (北埔) street (not to be confused with Beipu town). Some finger food and some street food was enough to quench our hunger during dinner time.
Of course here is the track and how far we walked to the market. It was a simple walk around and then we saw the market entrance.
It took us about 45 minutes walk from one end to another, what better way to travel other than walking? Good way to maintain a great physique. Ahemz…
Here are some of the Taiwanese food we tasted over here.
The Oyster Mee Suah here is one of the local delicacies in Taiwan. Unlike the ones we had in Malaysia where it taste way sourish, this has a very delicious taste and sweet taste. It must have been some hidden ingredients over here.
Damage: TWD 40
The Shrimp Cheese Balls is not necessarily a local delicacy, this ball of flour filled with shrimp and cheese topped up with mayonnaise has an unique feel. Though price wise, there are better options out there.
Damage: TWD 100
The Special Mashed Potatoes topped with ham, pineapple, brocolli and cheese is definitely one food that can likely fill a stomach. Using 2 full potatoes, this is one highly recommended food to try over in Taoyuan market. There are also other toppings which one could try too.
Damage: TWD 45
This Sweet Tofu Dessert is the best way to quench one’s thirst and for something sweet to end the meal. Beancurd or Tofu with your 3 toppings of your choice is a great deal for the amount paid. It is one of the corner shop near the market starting from the entrance of the street.
Finally it is time to go back to the hotel to call it the night.
As with all my travel posts, here am I impatiently posting my travel pose. I can’t wait to tell you what else you can do in Taoyuan in the day and where my adventure is next. If you need any help about traveling in Taiwan on your own leisure, why not give me a holler or follow my blog here to learn more about adventuring in Taiwan.
PS: Live blogging now in Taiwan.