Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (5)

Final posting on Kaohsiung’s Kai-Xuan Night Market series. Hope you have enjoyed the earlier 4 part series. If you have missed them, do go back and a have a look. =)

This stall sells what looks like a pan cake but shape like balls. It’s ‘Gai Dan Jei’ or Eggette; ball pancake.

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Looks cute, right?

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Another stall selling deep fried crabs but I doubt these are soft shell crabs.

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mmm.. not sure what this stall sells. Anyone knows?

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Of course aside from food, you also find stalls selling socks…

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ahem… and  underwears too!! Colourful ones, mind you!! haha

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This look like seafood ball with prawn fillings.

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Looks like a sushi conveyor belt. They are not selling Japanese sushi but it serves more of Taiwanese items which you can pick from the belt. Imagine a conveyor belt in the night market!!! Interesting right?

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Piglet shape-like biscuit.

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really cute looking…..

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Before heading back to the MRT station, stopped at this stall to buy an aloe vera drink. Quite nice but you can taste the slight bitter slimmy sap of the aloe vera. =P

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Well that’s it for this series. What the next series or posting? Want to know? If yes, the click and follow me. =)

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Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (4)

4th part of my trip to Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan night market. Still hungry for more food? If yes, then follow me….

This was the one of the stall that surprised me. Teh tarik??? wow… I only thought we can find this in Malaysia. LOL!!

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Fried seafood; all sorts of soft crab sizes to choose from. They are sold by the weight.

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Stall selling that looks like sushi roll…

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.. that’s a damn big ‘sushi’ roll!!

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This stall sells…

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Yup… deep fried skewed prawns covered with bread crumbs. Yum!!!! yummy!!!! If I remember correctly… it is close 1 feet in height. haha!!!

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Not sure what this stall is selling? Anyone can help me on this or guess?

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From a distance, our noses lead us to the Stinky tofu stall. It looks like one of the famous ones in Kaohsiung as there was a queue of people buying it.

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It looks presentable and the smell wasn’t that strong as the ones I had eaten until I took a bite …. and that’s was my one and only bite that went into my mouth!! Even that, it took a while before it could go down my esophagus. Yup.. it is that ‘nice’ if you know what I mean. =)

The rest went to my Taiwan colleague who was was enjoying all of it. LOL!!!

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Well… follow me on my final posting on my trip to Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan night market. Stay tune……

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (3)

Are you still drooling from my previous post on the Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Kai-Xuan night market? Well.. do not let it stop. LOL!! More pictures of food coming but for now.. let’s take a ‘walk’ before hitting the food again. Give your stomach a break and enjoy some night shopping.

Cute soft toys…

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cute phone casing for your smartphones. I believe you can find all sorts of casing for any phones.

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Ok.. back to eating. HAHA!!!  This stall sells big fried dumpling stuff with lots of stuff in it.

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the ingredients….

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and there goes a bite into it. Damn tasty is all I can say. =) (oh yes.. it has oyster in it!! Can you see it?)

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This stall sells the food which is very common in Taiwan…

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Pork sausages…  and other parts. Tasty? Of course. Could smell from a distance. haha.

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This stall was selling all sorts of colourful jelly. Nice dessert but I did not buy any. Still keeping space in my stomach for  other interesting food that catches my eyes.

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Want more? Still hungry? Then follow and stay with me, and let’s keep on looking for more food!!!!

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (2)

Continuation from my earlier posting….still on Kaohsiung; Kai Xuan Night Market.

Walking, along the ‘street’, we saw stalls selling so many choices of sweets and candies. If you have sweet tooth… it will become even sweeter. =)

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Stopped at one of the food stall that caught my attention and also made my mouth water……

If I am not mistaken, it is shredded duck meat wrapped in soft steamed bun filled with slices vegetables and their special sauce.

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This… I will definitely eat this one when I in Kaohsiong again. =)

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Fried bun with lots of filling. I did not buy this but my colleague did. It looks appetizing too. Another item in my list that I will buy on my next trip.

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More food pictures of the Kai-Xuan Night Market. Stay tune……

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (1)

Hi!! Well I will be posting another night market walk about in Taiwan.

This was on my last trip to Taiwan in early January this year where I was in in Kaohsiung. This is the newest and also largest night market in Qianzhen District of Kaohsiung City ; Kai-Xuan Night Market. In fact, the other new night market is Jin-Zuan which is located next to Kai-Xuan Night Market (mmmm… how come I did not notice this. Well.. a good reason to visit there again to go to Jin-Zuan Night Market). Both the night market is covering over 320,000 sq feet!!

Getting there was not a problem. Just hop on the MRT and get down at Kai-Xuan station. Then .. it is a 10min walk to Kai-Xuan Night Market. If you are lazy to walk, they even offer a free shuttle bus just outside the Kai-Xuan MRT station.  =)

Upon reaching the night market, the place so well lighted up and so so many stalls; some say it is close to 1,000 stalls which offer visitors various foods, games and shopping opportunities. One distinct differentiation is the stalls are in 10 rows (if I remember correctly) where each rows may consist about 10 or more stalls per side. So it is like walking up and down the ‘street’ and it a street name for each. You can see the street plate at the beginning of each street.

Brightly lighted stalls….

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games for kids and adults….

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Anyone want deep fried locusts?

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This one is nice…. deep fried century egg. =) yum yum!!!!

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.. top with dried fish maw with sauce.

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Deep fried octopus tentacles

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cute cartoon clays for shoppers who would like to buy and …

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do their own painting on it.

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more? If yes, then follow me on my next posting on Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market.

Taiwan – Jiufen, A Walk in Old Street (1)

Hi!! I am back… 😊. Well today’s posting is my latest trip to Taiwan early this month. I got the chance to visit a few places where one of which was the Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck.

When I was in Taiwan on one of my weekend there, I also managed to visit Jiufen; a once old mining town up in the hills. More about Jiufen as my posting continues. Let start’s moving!!

I started my journey from Hsinchu City where I was staying during my trip in Taiwan. To get to Jiufen, it was either by bus or train and the journey would take about 2 to 2 1/2 hrs in total (if you take the high speed train to Taipei than a bus, the time will be around half of this) . For me, I decided to take the train then followed by a short bus trip.

From hotel, it was a short 10 mins walk to the railway station in Hsinchu.

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Historic station front of Hsinchu Station. Opened since 1893.

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A fare of NTD163 to Ruifang from Hsinchu.

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Shot from the Hsinchu platform.

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After 2 1/2hr ride, finally arrived at Ruifang Station.

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A walk along the street from the railway station to the bus stop to catch my 15min ride up to Jiufen

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Finally arrived in Jiufen. Weather was gloomy and humid.

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Join me on my next posting on my walk in Jiufen Old Street.

Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck

Hi there!!! Sorry for a long gap in my posting. I am still in Taiwan for my business trip till this week.

Last week, I got the opportunity to go to Kaohsiung for business trip and also to the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung.

We took the THSR (Taiwan High Speed Rail) from Hsinchu to Kaohsiung which took us about 90mins ride.

Hsinchu High Speed Rail station

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My ticket to Kaohsiung that cost me NTD1,200

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Here comes the train…

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After work, we went took a cab to the Glory Pier. You cant missed it as along the way, you can see small stall peddler selling the miniature yellow duck.

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From far… you can see the GIant Yellow Rubber Duck.

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a closer shot……

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Huge right?

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Time to go back….. took the KMRT (Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Train) back to Zouying to catch our high speed train back to Hsinchu.

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This was the average speed. The max so far I saw was about 280km/h.

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Stay tune as I will have more coming up on my trip to Taiwan.

P.S You can catch on the night market at the Glory Pier, Kaohsiong in my posting here; Taiwan – Kaohsiung, the Giant Yellow Rubber Duck