Weather has not been good lately; hot then suddenly in the evening it rains nearly daily. To make it worse, staying in office for 8 hours with no fresh air but just air con air recirculating around. If someone in office is down with flu, it is sure to be generous to pass to the next person or persons.
So what the next best thing to do? Go down and have a cup of herbal tea (or bitter tea) as this tea contains more than 20 Chinese herbs which it believe not only to cool down our inner body but some say good for the skin too (mmmm that’s what they say)
For me, as I was just feeling a bit uncomfortable but not having any runny nose or cough, I took the standard herbal tea. If you are having flu, you can request with medicine powder added. That would make the tea even more bitter but it is good. For me, it helps me nearly all the time. 😊
They also sell the herbal jelly but I have not tried theirs yet but not sure whether it will be sweet or bitter.
Anyway,I will try to make it a point to stop by here at least once a week and have a drink to keep me body internally cool. Lol!! (literally speaking 😜)
One of the places that I visited while I was in Taipei was the Maokong Tea Garden. (but do not visit during the summer season; hottest in July – mistake that I did. Freaking hot!!!). It is located in one of the suburbs in Taipei and you can get there by MRT.
Caught a gondola up to the hill which is located in Maokong and the Taipei Zoo is also located next to the station. You can also hike up to the Maokong area but I decided to take the gondola as the weather is not on our side.
One of the gondola.. which can seat up to 4 people.
View from the gondola.
… another view
The Maokong Station up on the hill.
Shops along the track.
As usual… temple again
Next visit to……. ??? come…follow me and find out. =)
Seen and read that this is one of the best Klang Bak Kut Teh (unless others dispute that there is a better one than this). Was lucky we waited for half an hour as the crowd was lesser today or we were earlier. Talked to the lady boss and she said yesterday at the same time, the crowd was even bigger and one had to wait more than an hour before they could get their Bak Kut Teh onto their table.
This is also know as Under the Bridge Bak Kut Teh
Nice to accompany with a nice hot tea with the Bak Kut Teh
Non stop serving of plates of Bak Kut Teh to the customers
There is never an empty seat .. and if there is… it will only be empty for a minute or so for the restaurant to clean the table before it is occupied again.
Choices of dishes……
Yup…. The bones is as large as the plate.
Not bad but it is different from the Penang Bak Kut Teh. Worth the try but I still prefer the Penang one.