Taiwan (Taipei & Kenting) Part 2 台湾:台北垦丁之旅 2 Eat & Stay

 Back in Taipei
I'm back 2 years later since the previous trip.
I'll cover on my trip & my research in this post.


Vendome Hotel
忠孝东路四段 Zhong Xiao Dong Lu Ave 4
Location: ZhongXiaoDunHua Station(忠孝敦化

It's my second time staying in Vendome. I love how convenient it is located!
My first stay 2 years ago I would definitely give it 9/10 but now I guess it's a 7/10.
Service is still good but not for the room. 
1. Air conditioning wasn't working well when we book in. It takes so long to get chilled.
2. Their toilet are build in glass door. and there's a curtain covering it for privacy, but this curtain in my room got stuck and it left a gap which people on the outside can see.
What if I went with a male friend? This is awkward!
3. Dust, Why is it so super dusty this time round?! I don't wanna wake up feeling sick or scratching all over my body.

I guess it's important for hotels to do regular checks quarterly in their facilities.
You know when the hotel is soooooo good that's when you'll keep on revisiting. But when quality drops people move on.

The Pros:
Located right above Station, even if it rains, no worries!
Starbucks, 7 eleven, Club Luxy, 24/7 cafes,SOGO, Watson! This night forever feels young and you'll never feel hungry!
This is why and why I love this hotel.
and right at the back of the building is the popular lane filled with brands and restaurants


Sato Castle Motel (theme hotel)
No. 75, Jìngyè 2nd Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
Location: Jiannan Road Station剑南路站

It like a childhood dream come true when you live in a room that is decorated with your favorite theme or movie!
and yes, this hotel is absolutely beautiful. 
Exterior is a huge castle! 
Theme: Mermaid, Dragon Cave, Superman, Pirate Ship, Dungeon, Spiderman, Casino ......
It's more expensive but come on! This is lifetime experience and so much effort is put into every single room!

iTaipei Service Apartment 
Location: Taipei Railway Station (台北转运站) Y3 Exit

It's fully booked when I'm booking my trip. T.T
Apartment, what does it tell? Family Room!!and it feels like a HOME!

Reviews on web:
It's located right across the interchange! Metro, Railway, HSR!
Food, Travel, Shopping, Book Store!
Great Service, Great Location, Value for money

"Nice and comfy hotel with washing machine! Long stay can wash clothes!"
"Itaipei is located above Q-Square"
"Rooms accomodating 3 or more person are very much bigger. Service is always with a smile. I would recommend independent travellers to choose this apartment. You will need 2 sets of lift to get to your floor, this added inconvenience adds an extra level of security. You cannot operate the lift without your pass." 



良品牛肉面 (Beef Noodle)

万师父牛肉卷饼 (Beef wrap)

八方云集 (Dumplings)

 This is my FAVORITE!!! I can eat this everyday! Their dumpling is so damn good!
It's located in Taipei Main Station.



Famous Chicken feet, duck feet, duck neck,beancurd...


The famous mee sua everyone knows! Best eaten during cold season, it's so shiok! Warms up my body so quickly!

HotStar 超级大大鸡排,甜不辣,,雪冰,巨大冰淇凌( Dessert )

Late night dessert and takeaway! Happy treats eating in hotel! Easily spotted when entering street of Ximending.

Brain Freezeeee! I bought because it's in a CUP! they give u this big cup!

成都杨桃冰 ( Dessert )
11:30- 22:30 

阿毛石鍋燉飯 ( Western )
108, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wanhua District, 武昌街二段48之1號

王记牛肉面 (Beef noodle)


信義區 Xinyi District

曉確幸 LIGHT HOUSE (dessert)

<西門neoWEST店> 02-2311-1391
營業時間:AM11:00~PM10:00,Last order PM9:00

<信義neo19店> 02-8780-1391
營業時間:AM11:00~PM10:00,Last order PM9:00


義芳福州魚丸 (Fish & Meat balls)
台北市中正區臨沂街75巷1號TEL: (02) 2395-1181、(02) 2357-0419

TEL: 02-23968098
平日 Weekdays 8:00-19:30

週六 Saturday 8:00~15:00
周日公休 Close on Sunday

老熊牛肉麵店  (Beef Noodle)
TEL: 02-2395 7181
週一 Monday- 週六Saturday: 10:30 - 20:00
週六Saturday: 10:30 - 14:30
週日休 Close on Sunday

100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, 羅斯福路一段10號
TEL: 886 2 2396 0808
08:00am- 01:00am


MaLu 圓.創藝和食 (Japanese Food)
台灣台北市內湖區瑞光路583巷31號1F 114
Opens Everyday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 


哈餃子 (Dumpling)
No. 41, Sānmín Rd, Xindian District New Taipei City, Taiwan 231
TEL: 02-2915-0102  傳真:02-8665-5501


鼎泰豐 Din Tai Fung (Tim Sum & Chinese)
台北市 忠孝東路三段300號B2樓 SOGO復興店
TEL: (02) 8772-0528

106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Daan District, 信義路二段194號(永康街口)

Why eat DinTaiFung in Taiwan?
It's the taste of Taiwan and most importantly! It's CHEAP and FRESH!

106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Daan District, 敦化南路一段232巷16號 
TEL: (02)2731-2269


敦南概念店 |
TEL: 02 27510090
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-22:30
Sat.-Sun. 11:00-23:00

民權店 |
台北市民權東路二段144號 南山人壽大樓右側
TEL: 02 25176780
Mon.-Fri. 10:00-19:00

復北店 |
TEL: 02 87719887
Mon.-Sat. 8:30 - 19:00


I call this place my energy boost! Freshly Squeeze Fruits and Vegtable!
More than 30 choices of fruits and vegetable to choose! and They believe in providing the best juice possible. Doing less is more! So NO NO NO diluted fruit juice anymore! YAY!!!

吾爱吾家 Wu Ai Wu Jia Steamboat(頂級麻辣鴛鴦鍋)
台北市大安區忠孝東路四段210號2F(明曜百貨旁), Taipei, Taiwan 10686

TEL: 886 2 2731 8908 
11:00 am - 3:00 am

My regular must must must visit steamboat restaurant! It is so awesome! everything taste so good!
and one of my favourite is mochi! boil the mochi in soup. BEST! Can't stop eating!!!!!! 


Hot Restaurants & Cafes to visit:

Jay Chou's Restaurant

Déjà vu Restaurant by street jury

A joint venture by Jay chou and Liu Qian, this “Magic” themed restaurant features some of the personal collections of the 2 well-known Taiwan celebrities. Here, you can find a batman mobile, many century-old antique chairs and tables, antique piano as well as many props used by Liu Qian in his magic shows. Each item in this collection tells a story and bringing these pieces together, they will bring about a Déjà vu feeling.
 Restaurant features:
  •  In-house Magic and Musical performances. They have a schedule for their performances. You can check it out in their webpage.
  •  European styled interior design along with antique collections.

Prices: 300 NTD for appetiser and 680 NTD for mains.

Location : 台北市八德路一段一號  ( 華山1914文創園區  中四A館 )
No.1, Sec. 1, Bade Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., taipei city 100, Taiwan.

TEL: 886-2-2396-8296
Time: 12:00 ~ 24:00

How to get there: The restaurant is located between Zhongxiao Xinsheng  & Shandao MRT stations. You can walk as suggested by the map below.

Mr. J 藤原豆腐新生店 Teng Yuan Tofu Shop

No. 6, Lane 74, Wēnzhōu St
Daan District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Nearest MRT: Taipower Building

TEL: 886-02-2364-3456
Mon – Sun: 11.30am – 2pm, 5pm – 8pm

MrJ 義法廚房北醫店 

Theme: 不能說的秘密
Address: 250 WuXing Street. Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: 886-2-2377-9090

Theme: All about Jay Chou
Address: No.43, Lane. 308, Guangfu South Road., Da-an District. Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: 886-2-2778-7833

Fangirl activated. I'm falling n love! Everything is good! Food is good, the furniture is good, the service is good! Eating while listening to Jay's soundtracks.
and the one I visited is in campus! so I took a peek of the school life in Taiwan.

Hello Kitty Sweet Cafe by streetjury

Location : 台北市大安路一段90號
90 Da’An Road (across the road from 45 Zhongxiao East Road (Sec. 4) Sogo department store)

TEL: (02) 2711-1132
11:00 ~ 21:30 (weekdays)
11:00 ~ 22:00 (eve of public holiday)

How to get there: Zhongxiao Fuxing Station Exit 2 and you will hit SOGO and its located at level B1.

Main Outlet
Location : 台北市大安路一段90號
90 Da’An Road (across the road from 45 Zhongxiao East Road (Sec. 4) Sogo department store)

11:30 ~ 22:00 (Monday to Sunday)

For Hello Kitty Fans! Everything is Hello Kitty!
Cakes, Pudding, Tarts, Furniture!

Barbie Cafe

Just 5 mins walk away from Hello Kitty.

No. 128 Zhōngxiào East Road Section 4, 2F, Dà’ān District, Taipei
地址: 台北市大安區忠孝東路四段128號2樓

Opening hours:
Lunch: 11:30~14:30
Afternoon tea: 14:30~17:30
Dinner : 17:30~10:00pm, 17:30~2:00 (weekends)
TEL: (02) 2752-8711

Drinks, cakes... I went once. And I think it's enough. Exterior is pretty, but the taste is disappointing.

Modern Toilet Restaurant

Location : 2F, No 7, Lane 50, Xi-Ning South Road, Taipei Taiwan.

How does it feels like eating on a toilet bowl? How does it feels like to eat with a toilet bowl?
Want to know? This is the place for you! It's serves western food, and taste wise? it's pretty normal. Nothing special.
Experience Vs Food? What's your choice?

Nearest MRT: XiMenDing Station (10 mins walk)

* For Theme restaurants there will be a minimum spending so as to prevent customers from getting in just to take photos.

Cafe & Snacks:
Mocktail 瑪可緹
台北市中山區長安東路二段99號, Taipei, Taiwan 
Nearest MRT: 捷運松江南京站 SongJiang NanJinStation
Opening Hours: 9:00 ~ 22:00

蘑菇 Booday (Cafe)

No.18-1, Lane 25, Nanjing W. Rd., Taipei City 103, Taiwan
Nearest MRT: ZhongShan Station

Somedody Cafe 貳拾陸巷

2F., No.131, Xining S. Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan

No. 1, Lane 20, Section 2, Zhōngshān North Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
TEL: 886 2 2522 2020

7 Eleven
Their 7 Eleven is so different as well. I can just survive by getting food here.
LOK LOK Feast in 24/7

Never Hungry again in 7 Eleven

Another Lok Lok Store


Thanks to all resources, blogs and forums that contributed to my research.

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