Monthly Archives: July 2018

老媽拌麵 Lao Ma Noodles

When in Taiwan, it’s so hard to just walk around and NOT eat! Everything looks so good! Today after our 90 minute foot massage, we were walking in the neighborhood and I saw this gem. Um, I love spicy and … Continue reading

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KidsAwesome Children’s Museum of Taipei 奧森兒童博物館

This space is called Kids Awesome because…. it’s AWESOME. It’s for ages baby to third grade (max third grade). Most kids in there were about 4-8 and they had great things such as a zipline, ball space, rocket space, etc. … Continue reading

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Moomin Cafe 嚕嚕米主題餐廳

So we went to another cute cafe this time based off of the comic book set! Here’s their facebook page with more of their photos: https://www.facebook.com/moomincafe.tw/ Again,  this is for fun and looks… the food was decent and again, not … Continue reading

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Rilakkuma Café 拉拉熊咖啡廳

So usually my expression shows a disgusted look when I walk into something that’s way too cute. Before kids and marriage, people would have to strangle me to go to a place like this. Let’s just say… having kids changed … Continue reading

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扶旺號 FullWant Breakfast Place

This is the sister breakfast company to 甘妹弄堂 Ganmei Alley Breakfast Stop that’s recommended by a friend here in Taiwan. OMG! YUMMMMMMMM. They have spicy sandwiches for breakfast and the selection is incredible! You can look at their menu online: http://www.fullwant.com.tw/index.php/location.html. There is … Continue reading

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紅玉滿~姐買的不是雞蛋糕,是外剛內柔的心八顆 Hong Yu Man Egg Pancakes ~ Love Pancakes with Wings!

This cute place is located on the Eslite wing of the Taipei Main Station. We love egg pancakes and these years, these have been going on a steroid level! Look at how cute the shape is! This particular store sells … Continue reading

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Sogo Supermarket 超級市場

Sogo’s supermarket downstairs is like a gem. It’s so nice with a bunch of pre-made foods. There’s handmade dumplings of all different colors but we have no time to even cook here… or else I’d buy some to try. Looks … Continue reading

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Julia Music School 朱莉亞音樂藝術中心

誰說旅遊就要放棄練習樂器?這家我找了好久也研究了好久。就這個地點(復興小學旁邊)裡面的老師就已經超過80位!!!很驚人吧!給我們只來幾個禮拜的遊客很大的方便。租小提琴也方便所以不用自備。如果是練鋼琴,用他們的練習房都免費哦!實在很理想。上幾次課都可以彈性很大。老闆人超好! http://www.juliamusic.com.tw/ Who said you have to give up practicing your instrument while you’re in vacation? We found this music school with over 80 teachers! They do strings and piano and fits us perfectly. You can even borrow their piano … Continue reading

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Ippudo Ramen 一風堂

I’ve had this ramen in New York. This one I went to was in Taipei Main Station and tastes as good as the one in New York. If you want a decent ramen without guessing whether it’ll be good, this … Continue reading

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Name Stickers Taiwan

So waterproof name stickers are like so DAMN CUTE here!!! Someone shoot me already. I already bought 10 sets of different designs already. Some are reflective and sparkly. They’re in the Taipei Main Station.  Website: https://www.facebook.com/funstickers/?hc_location=ufi Each set ranges from … Continue reading

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台鐵便當🍱 Taiwan Railroad Lunch Box

Ok, so a childhood memory and obsession of mine that I always dream of… is this lunch box you get on the railroad for Taiwan. It has a special smell from the paper box it’s in and it tastes soooooooo … Continue reading

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Villa Like SPA 悅禾泰式養身會館

This spa was a great choice for us. They’re a chain with three locations. We went to the one in Da’an district. Their company website: http://www.villa-like.com.tw/main.php They specialize in Thai massage and their massages are less than $100 USD for 2 … Continue reading

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甘妹弄堂 Ganmei Alley Breakfast Stop

This place is so goooood! They have a really creative menu. Their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/ganmeialley/ Their breakfast is traditional with a flare and there’s usually a line in the morning but not too bad. You can usually get … Continue reading

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Baking in Taiwan – JMI Cookies

There’s a lot of baking in Taiwan. I think kids and moms love to have classes together here in general. We found a place that actually did the cookies for a “soap opera”… ha ha ha. The space is small … Continue reading

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Mall Crafts in Taiwan

I used to take home art that looked like a crap when my kids were like two. Then I took home semi looking crap when they hit 3/4. Now I’m okay taking home average looking passing for a well done … Continue reading

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Guest House 請客樓 – Michelin 2 Star Restaurant

This Michelin two star restaurant is easier to book than Tairroir or RAW. It’s been around and is on top of the Sheraton. It’s rather busy for lunch when we went and had a more traditional vibe. Dishes were traditional … Continue reading

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RAW Taipei – Michelin One Star Restaurant

This is a Michelin one star restaurant that combines French bistro with a Taiwan flare. This was a nine course meal and it was heavenly. The decor was very earthy when you enter and you can smell the wood decoration … Continue reading

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煮海 Trésors de la mer

We had an amazing feast of seafood here next to the fish market in Taiwan. This place is a gem. We had a tray of sashimi and seafood hotpot after. We also had their hand rolls made table side, grilled … Continue reading

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肉食主義 – Meat Love, Mean Love, Meet Love

Ok, so the name isn’t so sexy but their food is. This is a hot pot place with Japanese Wagyu meat and frankly, it didn’t matter WHAT meat we ordered, they were all so so so so tender!!! We had … Continue reading

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台北蒙特梭利幼兒園 Mrs. Lam Montessori

Although we attend a Montessori in the states, I wasn’t expecting to put the girls in one in Taipei but I am so glad I did. This place was recommended by a friend whose child attended here for a couple … Continue reading

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Mollie’s Bookstore 茉莉二手書局

You can find their store locations here. I went to both NTU and also the underground one. The NTU location was much much bigger. The kids section was about two whole walls and it was … overwhelming… LOL! They had … Continue reading

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想去台灣照相嗎? Relaxed Photo Studio

Website: http://www.relaxedphoto.com/ Relaxed Photo Studio Facebook Page Our Photographer (and owner): 大智 (when you book, tell him I said Hi!!!!! ) Most people when they come to Taiwan, they would schedule a photo shoot. Why? Because it’s sooooo good and … Continue reading

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阜杭豆漿 – Fuhang Soy Milk

Stars: 3/5 去了,點了,吃了。難忘的:沒有。有點失望其實。早餐不錯可是要我再排一次,就算了。說真的,上次介紹的家蓁早餐店 – Jia Zhen Breakfast Place 比這家好吃好多好多好多倍!! 還有失望的是樓上竟然沒有冷氣,位子要用搶的。大家搶位子為了吃厚燒餅。到後來覺得 “還好” 而已。反而覺得他們的飯糰很好吃。豆漿也還可以。我們今天排了大概15分鐘而已。星期天早上9:30。大家可以試試看可是我真的吃過更好的。下次再介紹另外一家我喜歡的。 So I went to the famous Fuhang Soy Milk breakfast place where people have to line up for sometimes up to an hour to get in. I have no … Continue reading

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金蓬萊 – Golden Formosa Restaurant (Michelin 1 Star)

Stars: 5/5 We went to this lovely restaurant yesterday and it was sooooooooooo good! A few things to note: Make a reservation!!! Pre-order the Crab Sticky Rice 紅蟳油飯 and also Supreme Abalone Buddha Jumps Over the Wall (帝王佛跳牆)。These need pre-ordering … Continue reading

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京華城 Taiwan Children’s Play Area: Baby Boss

We went to 京華城 today and went into BabyBoss. What is it? It’s a an indoor place with about 48 jobs that a person can have when they grow up. From chef to astronaut, children are put into 30-45 minute “work … Continue reading

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Eslite Xinyi Food Court 信儀誠品食堂

I forgot to show you guys how big the food court is inside Eslite. If you take the kids to go read upstairs, you can eat downstairs in this food court with a million options. Taste is very decent. It’s … Continue reading

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信義誠品店 Eslite XinYi Bookstore

We went to the largest bookstore in Taipei today. It’s more like a department store/ bookstore. Absolutely gorgeous… I was so excited to visit the kid’s section only to find their chapter books… were not complete. I took some photos … Continue reading

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永和豆漿 – Yong He Breakfast Chain

3.5/5 Stars This is probably a standard that everyone who comes to Taiwan go by and they’ve been around for a long time. We were going to line up at the other “famous” breakfast place only to find it closed … Continue reading

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吉龍糖黑糖紅茶 – JLD Dragon Ji Long Tang Brown Sugar Black Tea Shop

5/5 Stars 在台灣每個地方都是波霸奶茶店,這家排隊誇張,就索性試試。 不能選擇改糖分或冰塊多少是第一次看到。我們叫的是他們招牌厚奶珍珠紅茶。只能說好喝,很香,奶味很重,有特別的厚奶泡沫,茶味能濃,波霸很Q。可以試試看。 There’s no lacking of boba tea in Taiwan but some are better than others. This one had a long line so I decided to try it out. Their specialty is a huge milk foam on top … Continue reading

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茗香園冰室 – Ming Xiang Yuan (Dim Sum)

Stars 5/5 因為來的時候那家粵菜實在太難吃了,在家附近找了一家試試(老公香港人一直想吃吃看台式粵菜)。這家沒有選錯,實在很~好~吃~~~~~ 便宜,不油膩,真好吃。叫得每一道菜都很有水準。 We had to redeem’s Taiwan’s HK styled food because our first experience was too horrible. Found this restaurant near our apartment. All I have to say, Taiwan has redeemed itself on HK food. This is authentic … Continue reading

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北投溫泉博物館 旁邊的公立圖書館 Beitou Public Library

We visited a library in Beitou next to the museum. If you’re there visiting the museum, might as well stop by this library! The children’s section is all downstairs and it’s an entire level of kids books from baby to … Continue reading

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My 灶 – My Kitchen – Traditional Taiwan Cuisine

Stars: 5/5 大姊請客一向瘋狂,才幾個人點了一桌的菜,哈! 米其林推薦的傳統台菜。只能說,想吃傳統台菜,就來這裡。有名的是他們的滷肉飯。他們的烘蛋加上鮮蚵仔非常好吃。小朋友一口接一口。最後的古早味刨冰實在是香得不得了。點了太多,自己下面看看。其實點什麼都好吃。 困難的就是訂位而已。好險姊都訂好了。 想來的朋友,最要預約哦! This is a traditional Taiwanese restaurant and recommended by the Michelin guide. Their Taiwanese stewed pork rice is pretty famous but otherwise, all the dishes have been great and traditional. The shaved ice at … Continue reading

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犁園湯包館 – Li Yuan Soup Dumplings

今天小表妹帶了我們來吃湯包。皮薄,料多,湯汁濃。小菜自取。 我們叫了三種湯包 (上海,蟹肉,生蠔)還有其他小菜 ,小朋友都愛吃。 小菜的豆干特別有味道。 小朋友把一盤都吃完了。最後的芝麻包很特別,做得是南瓜的形狀, 味道是QQ 的皮陪著微甜的芝麻。 小朋友各吃了兩顆。 因為已經吃過鼎泰豐,所以換換吃別家湯包也是很不錯的。 My cousin took us to this soup dumpling spot. We ordered regular shanghai style dumplings, crab dumplings and oyster dumplings and many other dishes like hot and sour soup, etc. … Continue reading

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台灣3房2廁公寓出租推薦- Taiwan 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment for Rent Recommendation

這次來台灣因為帶著兩個小的,決定還是租個公寓比較舒服。加上想要誘惑我媽跟著我們來,所以就租了一間170平方米的大空間。暑假很熱,如果小朋友不想出去,還可以在家裡玩玩也不會覺得很悶。 既然要來一個多月,決定破費住舒服點。現在發現我的決定是對的,因為外面實在是~太~熱~了!!!! 每天出去在外面走動都會覺得頭暈。每次回家都有鬆了一口氣的感覺,好像剛打仗回來。冷氣夠強,房東親切,會中文,會英文,還很熱情的一直介紹附近有什麼小吃之類的。 甚至知道我們要送小孩上夏令營還親自帶了我坐了一次捷運,讓我放心到時候上課找得到路! 真的是很推薦這間屋子。如果想知道房東聯絡方式,可以問問我哦! 地點超方便,走路三分鐘到忠孝東路復興站,4分鐘到 Sogo , 一下樓全是小吃!!! Since I am bringing the two little ones, I decided to rent a larger space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (about 1830 sf). There are four beds total in the … Continue reading

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家蓁早餐店 – Jia Zhen Breakfast Place

4/5 Stars 106台北市大安區大安路一段27號 住在大安區忠孝東路旁真的很方便,一下樓就是一堆吃的。 鄰居介紹這家早餐店。6點開始營業。對於調時差的我很適合。帶了老大去樓下走走就來到了這裡。買了4人早餐回家才 NT260. 雞肉抓餅 實在好吃。雞肉是老闆自己醃的。 辣椒醬一級棒,超辣,超香。唯一不好的就是沒有地方坐。住這裡附近的人都來這家。到了6:30am 就排隊的。看到上班族還是有幾位空姐。不愛吃的老大拿了饅頭一直啃得津津有味~ Food was pretty amazing here. We ordered about five items (sorry some were eaten before I could take a picture – ha!). Each item was only about a dollar or … Continue reading

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Sogo 三合院 – 港式飲茶 (好看不好吃)

1/5 Stars 說真的,有點失望。蝦子炸得油膩,脆皮雞就只有脆皮的優點,牛腩只有嫩可是味道不足,蝦餃是唯一過得去的。 唉~ 排隊長龍,服務一般般。 Disappointed in the taste. Fried shrimp was oily, crispy skin chicken had only crispy skin but not taste, beef was tender but lacking taste, but the redeeming factor were the shrimp dumplings which was a … Continue reading

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