Feb 12, 2017

Taiwan Travelogue: Hello Keelung & Miaokou Night Market! (9 Nov 2015)

Rise and shine! Our stay in Jiufen had finally came to an end.

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Pork Porridge @ Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿
While I was expecting another round of sandwich, we were delighted to find pork porridge in the menu. This bowl of pork porridge was loaded with braised lean pork, promising only tenderest texture and complexity of flavour. It was simply lovely!

After our scrumptious breakfast, we checked out from the homestay and lugged our heavy luggage down the hilly terrain to catch a bus (TWD15 each) to TRA Ruifang Station. One thing worth noting was the alley in the bus was too small to allow a rolling luggage to roll comfortably. So, grab your backpack if you can.

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Mom @ TRA Keelung Station
From TRA Ruifang Station, we took a train to TRA Badu Station, before switching to TRA Keelung Station. Total train fare was TWD30 each. Total travelling time was about 2 hours.

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Lunch Box @ TRA Keelung Station
By the time we arrived at TRA Keelung Station, it was time for lunch. We bought a TWD100 lunch box with braised chicken, braised egg, braised beancurd and some vegetables to fill our empty tummies. It was surprisingly flavourful to Malaysian standard. One thing for sure, it could definitely use more sauce for the rice.

Total damage = TWD100

Not knowing where Keelung Imperial Hotel 華國商務飯店 was, we dared not risk walking around with our luggages, so we hailed a taxi for less than 1km ride. It costed us TWD100.

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Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 nearby Keelung Imperial Hotel 華國商務飯店
We booked a double-bed room with wardrobe, TV, dressing table, pantry and attached bathroom for RM180/night in Keelung Imperial Hotel 華國商務飯店. Despite 10% cheaper than Jiufen Yuan Yee Hostel 緣憶民宿, Keelung Imperial Hotel 華國商務飯店 had preceded my expectation with its 3-star standard.

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Random Noodle Stall @ Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場
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Random Dumpling Stall @ Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場
We spent the rainy afternoon in our comfortable room, watching TV programme and nap for a good two hours before heading down to nearby Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場. According to our taxi driver, there was a food court above the Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 where the locals frequent.

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Mixed Sauce Noodle @ Random Noodle Stall
From the noodle stall above, we ordered a bowl of mixed sauce noodle and a bowl of beef noodle soup. When the noodle was served, it almost felt like a joke: not only the portion was pathetically small, there there was barely any substance in it besides noodles. These aside, it was far from delicious.

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Beef Noodle Soup @ Random Noodle Stall
My beef noodle soup was a photocopied joke but more hilarious. Beef noodle soup was literally beef noodle soup (no meat intended). The only solace I tried to find was a decent beef stock but no, it was not great either.

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Tricolor Dumplings @ Random Dumpling Stall
To compensate the lack of substance, we thought a bowl of dumplings would do the trick. So we ordered a set of tricolor dumplings from the dumpling stall above. I must say it did look pretty but the skin was too thick to my liking. The fillings was alright, I was sure my mom could do it better.

Total damage for 2 pax = TWD240

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Random Snacks Shop
Our disappointment was too great that we seriously needed some retail therapy, so we went into this shop full of candies and snacks to look for potential bring-home-gifts. Everything here was sold by weight, so we grabbed a little of everything we wanted to test.

As the day turned dark, Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市 came into life. Given the proximity to port, Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市 is the night market where you can get cheap and delicious seafood. The entrance to Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市 is located at the intersection of Aisan and Rensan Roads 愛三仁三路口 and is primarily located at both Rensan and Aisi roads.

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Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市 was the most organised night market I have seen. As you can see in the photo, each stall was properly numbered and labelled with the type of food they sell. One could easily find the recommended food they have been wanting to try.

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Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Our first try was Chinese vermicelli from Stall 38 (TWD40). Filled to the brim, this bowl of vermicelli was so silky that one could easily slurp it down, if it wasn't for the heat. The clear soup looked seemingly bland but it was strongly seasoned with vinegar and maybe wine. I just loved it.

Total damage = TWD40

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Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Our second try was Ding Bian Cuo from 邢记鼎边搓 (TWD60). Ding Bian Cuo 鼎边搓 is basically a rice noodle soup made with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, dried tiger lilies, dried shrimp, oysters and shredded pork. The handmade noodles are made from rice paste, which is poured on the edges of a heated metal wok and is steamed and “baked” simultaneously. When cooked, the chef will scrap off the rice cake and dunk them into the boiling soup.

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Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
From the look of it, this Ding Bian Cuo 鼎边搓 seemed to skip some ingredients for all I saw was cabbage, a fish paste, and few pieces of Ding Bian Cuo 鼎边搓. The texture of the rice cake was thick, grainy and bland, which was not compensated by either the soup stock or condiments.

Total damage = TWD60

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Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Our third try was Chinese sandwich from Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 (TWD55). It is said this stall has been selling nutritious sandwich made of taiwanese sausages, ham, tomatoes, cucumbers and braised eggs in a crispy, deep fried bread for more than 30 years. Seriously, deep fried bread and nutritious?

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Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Despite the irony, I just had to try. They sure did not lie about the crispy, deep fried bread. Inside the crispy, deep fried bread, I found oozing mayonnaise (the artificial type), half a cherry tomato, and pieces of sausages. I admit it was a blur but my conclusion was firm: it was technically not nutritious and definitely not healthy.

Total damage = TWD55

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Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Our forth try was shaven ice from Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 (TWD45). It is said that one could get peanut flavoured ice here.

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Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市

My choice of flavour (I think) was passionfruit. The texture of ice was smooth, too smooth to be true. Flavour was evenly distributed and most importantly, it was refreshing.

Total damage = TWD45

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Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
Our fifth (also the last try) was Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 (TWD26). Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩, as the name suggests, is famous for peanut coated fluffy balls called ma lao 麻粩.

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Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 @ Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
What you see here was half eaten ma lao 麻粩. Coated with crushed peanuts and sugar, the outer layer encased web of air and nothingness. For the price, I was expecting something more than just empty shell.

Total damage = TWD26


IN SUMMARY,

My personal dining ranking (5 being the full score) based on following criteria are:
  • Ambiance
    • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 2/5
    • Food Court in Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 - 1/5
    • Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli - 2/5
    • Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 - 3/5
    • Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 - 2/5
    • Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 - 2/5
    • Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 - 2/5
  • Price
    • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 5/5
    • Food Court in Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 - 1/5
    • Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli - 3/5
    • Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 - 1/5
    • Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 - 3/5
    • Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 - 2/5
    • Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 - 1/5
  • Food
    • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 5/5
    • Food Court in Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 - 1/5
    • Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli - 4/5
    • Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 - 1/5
    • Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 - 3/5
    • Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 - 3/5
    • Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 - 2/5
  • Verdict
    • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - Surprisingly good despite being a hostel providing free breakfast
    • Food Court in Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 - Save your tummy space and wait for Miaokou Night Market
    • Stall 38 Chinese Vermicelli - Delicious and cheap
    • Stall 25 and 25-1 Ding Bian Cuo 邢记鼎边搓 - Tasted pretty much like a failed product
    • Stall 58 Miao Kou Chinese Sandwich 营养三明治 - Delicious but definitely not healthy
    • Stall 41 Pao Pao Ice 陳記泡泡冰創始店 - Something refreshing on the go
    • Stall 62 and 62-1 Jin Xing Ma Lao 金興麻粩 - I wouldn't bother trying, given a second chance

My personal hotel/attractions verdicts for:
  • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - Spacious and comfortable, it was a nice place to stay, though it was quite a distance from Jiufen Old Street (which also means more stairs and hill climbing)
  • Keelung Imperial Hotel 華國商務飯店 - The hotel was definitely beyond its 3-star rating
  • Renai Wet Market 仁愛市場 - Locals' go-to place for groceries shopping, so you could get fresh fruits and local snacks for munching
  • Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市 - Full galore of food and drinks that a tummy can barely stomach all

    DINING INFO:

    Miaokou Night Market 基隆廟口夜市
    Rensan Rd, Ren’ai District, Keelung City, Taiwan 200
    Operation Hours: 24 hours
    Tel: +886 2 2428 7664
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

    Feb 1, 2017

    Taiwan Travelogue: Exploring the Charm of Jiufen (8 Nov 2015)

    Everything will be all good after a good night sleep. By 6.25am, my biological clock automatically woke me up to this beautiful morning view of Jiufen. It was chilly on an autumn morning but it did not deter me from admiring this view at the balcony for minutes.

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    Morning View of Jiufen @ Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿
    Come to think of it, it was lucky for us to get a taxi driver from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that could accept credit card payment for the bill came up to be TWD2,000. Luckier still, our taxi driver was kind enough to contact Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 to inform them that we were on the way so we could check in for the night around 10pm. Of course, it required the kind assistance of the manager of Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 too.

    Our double-bed room in Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 was spacious and well equipped with wardrobe, TV, dressing table and attached bathroom filled with all toiletries we needed. For RM200/night, it was worth the money. The only area which I failed to consider was the steep slopes/staircases leading to and from Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿. That being said, I believe most homestays in Jiufen would have the same topography complications that proved to be less desirable for elder travellers.

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    Sandwich @ Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿
    Did I mention that complimentary breakfast was provided to all guests? To be honest, I wasn't expecting much. To my surprise, our breakfast was properly buttered toast with sauteed chopped onions, sunnyside up, a piece of meat patty, and cucumbers. It was so delicious that I wanted to have another!

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    Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 @ Jinguashi
    Our first destination of the day was none other than Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布, which is located within 4-5km distance. Since we did not have a driver to chauffeur us around, we took a bus (TWD15 each) from Jiufen Old Street, which we waited for half an hour or so. Not only the bus was way off its scheduled arrival time, the bus driver was impatient and reluctant to assist travellers like us with clarifications. Something worthy to note is the road in Jiufen is very winding and dangerous.

    Golden Waterfall is located near the Gold Ecological Park (黃金博物園區) in Jinguashi. The waterfall derives its name from its golden hued riverbed, which is rich in heavy mineral elements deposits as a result of gold mining activities in older days. The contrasting green surrounding the golden hued riverbed made it a splendid scenery to behold.

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    Greenery around Golden Waterfall @ Jinguashi
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    Golden River @ Jinguashi
    From the Golden Waterfall, the golden water flowed into the river, before it ended in Ying Yang Sea. It is said the Ying Yang Sea derives its name from the contrasting yellow water against the blue ocean, which is liken to the concept of dual forces, Ying Yang. Due to infrequent bus schedule, we decided not to go to Ying Yang Sea. However, if you do not mind a steep hike up the hill, you would be rewarded with a bird eye view of the nearby Ying Yang Sea.

    If you plan to visit Jinguashi, I would strongly suggest a tour guide or driver to bring you around. There was just too many attractions around that we couldn't go due to steep hill or inconvenient commuting.

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    Food Truck @ Golden Waterfall
    Opposite the Golden Waterfall, we spotted this food truck, selling grilled squid, oyster, lamb skewer etc. They had a good selection to satisfy most appetite. Out of curiosity, we ordered the ever famous Taiwan delicacy, Big Sausage Wrap Small Sausage 大腸包小腸, and grilled squid.

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    Sausages and Octopus @ Food Truck
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    Big Sausage Wrap Small Sausage 大腸包小腸 @ Food Truck
    What you see here is the Big Sausage "separated with" Small Sausage. In all intents and purposes, the small sausage should sit on top of a bed of pickles and big sausage made of densely packed glutinous rice. To some, it might look obscene but damn, it was insanely good that my mom proudly declared it was the best of Taiwanese cuisine.

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    Grilled Squid @ Food Truck
    This Grilled squid was no less impressive. For a non squid lover like myself, it was neither too chewy nor soggy. Sufficiently charred and sauced, this grilled squid was a delight for most seafood lovers.

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    Ice Cream @ Food Truck
    To end our brunch with sweet note, I ordered an ice cream from the same food truck. Icy and coarse, it was not the right texture I was hoping for. Flavour was somewhat lacking too.

    Total damage for 2 pax = TWD190

    After our tummies were filled, we grabbed a bus ride back to Jiufen Old Street. Again, the bus we were expecting was late. We ended up waiting for half an hour before the right bus came along.

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    Exploring Jiufen Old Street 
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    Exploring @ Jiufen Old Street
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    Exploring @ Jiufen Old Street
    Jiufen Old Street is the most prosperous shopping district in Jiufen. Souvenirs, decorations, biscuits, ginger tea, almond powder etc, they had it all at Jiufen Old Street. One would simply be spoilt for choice! For the hungry ones, food and snacks was one thing you would not find lacking in every corner of Jiufen Old Street.

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    Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 @ Jiufen Old Street
    One of the famous eats in Jiufen was this Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 at Lot 23. It is said that tourists come here for their Mixed Balls Soup (TWD45), comprising of cuttlefish 花枝, Fuzhou and traditional fish balls.

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    Our Order @ Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸
    Being touristy, I ordered tofu with century egg (TWD35), mixed ball soup (TWD45), and braised pork rice (TWD30) (clockwise) to share with my mom.

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    Braised Pork Rice @ Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸
    To be honest, there was nothing to shout about their braised pork rice. Of plain rice and seriously oily pork lard in braised sauce, it lacked the contrasting texture which would be complemented by minced pork. The proportion of pork lard and rice was imbalance, so you would most likely end up with tasteless white rice.

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    Tofu with Century Egg @ Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸
    Their tofu with century egg was not impressive. Of chilled tofu with oyster sauce and bonita flakes, and century egg, the only thing I enjoyed most was the gooey century eggs. The rest was not worth noting.

    Total damage for 2 pax = TWD110

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    Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 @ Jiufen Old Street
    Another famous eats in Jiufen was this famous Big Sausage Wrap Small Sausage stall called Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 at Lot 85. Despite its fame for Big Sausage Wrap Small Sausage, I found the complexity of flavour pale in comparison to the one we had at Golden Waterfall.

    Total damage for 2 pax = TWD135

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    Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 @ Jiufen Old Street
    For dessert, taro balls is something that you should not miss in Jiufen. One could either come to Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 at Lot 143 or go to Ah Gan Yi Yu Yuan 阿柑姨芋圆 for their fill of taro balls.

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    Mixed Taro Balls @ Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓
    We had ours at Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓. Their mixed taro balls (TWD45), consisted of taro balls, sweet potato balls and green tea balls in a mildly sweetened concoction, was delightful pieces of chewy goodness. My personal favourite was sweet potato balls for its subtle sweetness.

    Total damage = TWD45

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    Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓 @ Jiufen Old Street
    After some taro balls, we came across Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓. The piping hot pink glob of whatever-it-was looked super scrumptious, so my mom decided to give it a try. The chewy pink translucent skin encased chopped mixture of meat with what-I-guessed-to-be pickles and herbs. Its flavour profile was unusual but mild. All in all, I found it to be an acquired taste.

    Total damage = TWD45

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    A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 @ Jiufen Old Street
    A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 was another dessert that you should not miss in Jiufen. The lady in the cap was A-Zhu, busy preparing roll after roll of desserts for her line of customers.

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    Deconstructed Peanut Ice Cream Roll @ A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 
    Somewhere between savoury and sweet, I found it oddly interesting. What you see here was two scoops of ice cream (yam flavour if I remember correctly), sitting on a bed of crushed peanuts and parsley. Yes, parsley was definitely the odd part.

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    Rolled Peanut Ice Cream Roll @ A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 
    In its constructed form, the roll was a neat presentation. Their ice cream was inclined towards icy texture, giving a little crunch along with the crushed peanuts.

    Total damage = TWD40

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    Bittergourd Juice @ Jiufen Old Street
    For thirsty travellers, one could use a cup of bittergourd juice (TWD70). Used only the small wrinkly bittergourd, it promised bitterness that few could endure (okay, I was just kidding!). It was surprisingly pleasant to the tongue but yes, it was still bitter.

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    Herbal Egg @ Jiufen Old Street
    If you must eat, do stay away from herbal eggs (TWD10 each). It was bland and tasteless compared to those in Malaysia. So, do your body a favor by saving the calories intake.

    Food aside, it would be best to spend the calories consumed by walking around Jiufen Old Street to enjoy the breezy evening and to enjoy the splendid night view. Beyond the winding path and steep steps, this mountainous gold mining town does have its charm that keeps people coming back.


    IN SUMMARY,

    My personal dining ranking (5 being the full score) based on following criteria are:
    • Ambiance
      • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 2/5
      • Food Truck near Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 - 1/5
      • Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 - 2/5
      • Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 - 3/5
      • Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 - 2/5
      • Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓 - 3/5
      • A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 - 3/5
    • Price
      • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 5/5
      • Food Truck near Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 - 5/5
      • Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 - 2/5
      • Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 - 2/5
      • Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 - 3/5
      • Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓 - 3/5
      • A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 - 4/5
    • Food
      • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - 5/5
      • Food Truck near Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 - 5/5
      • Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 - 2/5
      • Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 - 2/5
      • Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 - 4/5
      • Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓 - 3/5
      • A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 - 4/5
    • Verdict
      • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - Surprisingly good despite being a hostel providing free breakfast
      • Food Truck near Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 - An unpolished gem, try it when you are there!
      • Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸 - Overrated
      • Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸 - Overrated, try the Big Sausage Wrap Small Sausage from the food truck near Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 instead
      • Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓 - A delightful dessert indeed
      • Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓 - Definitely for acquired taste only
      • A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒 - Odd assemble of dessert that actually tasted good!

    My personal hotel/attractions verdicts for:
    • Jiufen Yuan Yee Homestay 緣憶民宿 - Spacious and comfortable, it was a nice place to stay, though it was quite a distance from Jiufen Old Street (which also means more stairs and hill climbing)
    • Golden Waterfall 黃金瀑布 - Scenic place to be but nothing could be done besides phototaking and enjoying some local delicacies from the food truck nearby.
    • Jiufen Old Street - One could imagine how this prosperous mountainous mining town would be with its cobblestone walkway and old fashioned shop lots. Spend some time exploring the web of streets, you would definitely find something interesting along the way.

    DINING INFO:

    Zhang Ji's Jiufen Traditional Fish Ball 張記九份傳統魚丸
    No. 25, Jishan St, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
    Operation Hours: N/A
    Tel: +886 2 2496 8469
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

    Wu Di ‘Flower Lady’ Taiwanese Sausage 無敵香腸
    No. 85, Jishan St, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
    Operation Hours: N/A
    Tel: N/A
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

    Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan 賴阿婆芋圓
    No. 143, Jishan St, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
    Operation Hours: 8am - 8pm
    Tel: +886 2 2497 5245
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

    Ah Ying's Red Meat Ball 阿英紅糟肉圓
    No. 114, Jishan St, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
    Operation Hours: 9am - 8pm
    Tel: +886 2 2496 9945
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

    A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll 九份阿珠雪在燒
    No. 45, Jishan St, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
    Operation Hours: 9am - 7pm
    Tel: +886 2 2497 5258
    Credit Card: N/A (We paid cash)

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