June 26, 2018

Fun Taiwan Day 8: Taipei (Tamsui Old Street 淡水老街, Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf 淡水漁人碼頭, Fort San Domingo 紅毛城 & Raohe Street Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市)

Third day in Taipei, it was on Monday. We chose to have breakfast at 7-Eleven nearby. I had a cup of hot cappuccino and egg sandwich. My plan for the day, a walk at Tamsui (淡水) then go to Raohe Street Night Market (饒河夜市) in the evening time. It was another hot day in Taiwan.

This sour plum tea is famous at Tamsui Old Street. The taste was good. Its sourness was just nice, not overly sour. An effective beverage to quench your thirst on a hot day.

We embarked ferry from Tamsui Old Street to Fisherman's Wharf at this station here. If you have the EasyCard 悠遊卡, you just need to tap it to the sensor and access to ferry. Don't have to purchase ticket at the counter. If not mistaken, the ferry station starts operating at 12pm.

It took about 15 minutes to get to Fisherman's wharf by ferry ride. Miffy bunnies are welcoming you to Fisherman's wharf.

The Lover's Bridge 情人橋.

Got my mum to pose the love gesture at the landmark of Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf.

It was noon time, bought this cup noodles from the only convenient store here for lunch. My sister-in-law likes this flavour of cup noodles very much. Not bad actually, inexpensive too.

Instead of ferry, we took bus on our return to Tamsui Old Street. Stopped by at Fort San Domingo (紅毛城). The entrance fee is NT$80 per adult.

It was first built by Spanish in 1629. Destroyed by the Spanish after losing the war to the Dutch in 1642. Dutch rebuilt it in 1644. In 1867, the British leased the fort from the Qing dynasty and made it their trade consulate.

This is the former British Consular Residence. The location of it provides a beautiful outlook on Guanyin Mountain and the Tamsui River.

Aletheia University 真理大學, founded by Dr. George Leslie Mackay, a missionary from Canada. Completed in 1882, it was formerly named as Oxford College because it was funded in large part by contributions from the residents of Oxford County in Ontario, Canada. Dr. George Leslie Mackay named the school Oxford College as a gesture of thanks to the benefactors.

The former Oxford University College founded by Dr. George Leslie Mackay. It's now a part of Aletheia University.

We went to Raohe Street Night Market around 5:30pm.

First thing to buy at Raohe, the famous pepper bun 胡椒餅. It was originated from the Foochow region of the mainland China. during Tang dynasty. The same baking method like gongpia 光餅, baking in a high-heat clay oven.

We arrived here slightly earlier so the queue was still short. I highly recommend this pepper bun, it's a must-try food at here. The stall is just located at the entrance, very easy to spot.

The fillings was abundant and juicy, not as dry as the one I bought from Shilin Night Market. The dough was crispy. With the aroma of pepper, it was really tasty indeed.

My mum is very picky in food. She didn't want to try out the pepper bun so we had to seek other food that interests her. Opted this at last. I don't know what's it called. The taste was quite bland.

After dinner, must have desserts. I ordered the original taste of tofu pudding 豆腐花.

The original taste of tofu pudding, NT$45 per bowl.

The map to Raohe Night Market:

There are another two night markets which I liked very much too, Shida Night Market and Gongguan Night Market. Didn't have enough of time to visit other night markets in Taipei during this trip. To try out so many night markets in Taipei, it requires 10 days length of stay at least.

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