Friday, May 27, 2011

Suitcase Stories: Taiwan (Night Market)

Hey!

While we were in Taipei, we visited one of their night markets.

Here's the arch that greets you at the entrance.

I expected it to be a bazaar of sorts but it was more like a food bazaar kind of thing.

FRIED CHICKUN!!!!!!

Weird hotdogs! LOL

Of course there were a few stalls that sold clothing...

... and lingerie.

They sold guavas too! Apparently, they like to eat guavas as snacks. I didn't like the taste but my mom loved it!

More street food!!

In the photo above, do you see that big brown box-like thing that that girl is holding? Well, believe it or not those are actually compressed peanuts. Cool, huh?

This is the name of the restaurant that we decided to eat in. It was something like a shabu-shabu place. And yes, that guy is giving me the evil eye.

This is in commemoration of the only kind of tea that I enjoyed drinking. Sadly, I forgot what it's called.

Here's what my mom's food looked like. It freaked me out looking at it. But anyways, she ordered the seafood platter or whatever.

Here's what mine looks like. It didn't appeal to me at first either.

But look! I finished it all!

And my mom loved her dish too. Look, all gone!

We came across this cool guy too. He's a glass blower if that's what you call it.

He creates these little figurines by melting glass and manipulating the shape by blowing into them, makes sense?

He also made this cute little doggy!

And this big chicken!

And believe it or not, the guy in the photo above is a fortune teller! He's dressed more like an accountant though.

Some weird soupy thing I saw in the street.

Here are some accessories. I waaant the bracelets on the upper right corner of the photo!

I want these t-shirts too! The designs are so pretty!

Here are the people strolling through the night market!

I looooove the patches on this girl's bag. I wonder where I can get those. LOL

I looooooove these little purse things!!

Especially this bear/dog!!

Anywhooo, I hope you liked this one. Much Much more to come! :)

17 comments:

Ashley Borysewich said...

wow! this looks like an amazing trip! i'd love to travel asia one day!

I'm having a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Green Apple Paperie on my blog right now if you're interested! It's an amazing store :)

xo Ashley

sugar sugar said...

thank you for sharing your travel pictures mich!

love, love, love all the food pictures! it made me super hungry!!! :]

Sloperation said...

LOVE it! so amazing! kwento next time we see each other :)

DeBi said...

Night market in taiwan looks better than HK.

and gastronomically awesome...lol

Aya said...

Whoa that fat chicken is so cute! <3

Michelle said...

@Ashley: Asia is amazing! It's so pretty over here! Thanks for the heads up about your giveaway! :)

@sugar sugar: No problem! I am not a fan of street food but the fried chicken picture made me hungreh!

@Slo: I can't wait 'till I see you guys again!!! :D

@Debi: I'd opt more for Hong Kong 'cause I'm more for clothes but if you're a foodie, then the night market in Taiwan is perfect!

@Aya: I know!! I wanted it!!

abby | ybba said...

holy crap! i wanna go to taiwan now! ^__^ it's like a big ass chinatown O_O

fashioneggpplant said...

your anecdotes are always cute and funny which makes reading your blog a lot of fun! that glass blower is awesome. love to get a few things from him :)

ps. im having a satchel clutch giveaway you might wanna check out :)

Michelle said...

@abby: Mmhmm! You know what's better though? Actually going to China! LOL Or to Hong Kong at least! Everything's so pretty there! Like an Asian New York or something.

@Sarah: Hihi! Thank you! I wanted to haul everything from the glass blower!! By the way, I joined already! Exciting!

- - aika - - said...

the scented one smells like eraser hahaha

and patay yung color bought the rubber on hoping it will be durable hahaha

Tiffiefum said...

The lingerie looks so cute haha I just bought some from La Senza yesterday. They are on saleee!!:D

Fun fun, I love night markets!!!

Michelle said...

@aika: Tell me how it goes! :-) I'm thinking of getting one cause the colors are so fun!

@Tiff: Really? Is that the Php100 off sale? I really need new bras.

Hazel said...

yay mitch you're taking pics of food with your fam na! if i remember it right, your fam finds it awkward diba? :)) anyway, cuuuute purse nga!

AVA T.♥ said...

I forgot if i've been here or not...haha i always go to shih-lin :D looks great!

Michelle said...

@Hazel: It's not that awkward when we're in a different country. Taking photos is second nature when you're abroad! LOL

@Ava: I think I went to that one too! That's the one near to Modern Toilet, right? LOL

Hollie said...

grabe swarming with street food! pang High blood! LOL.

I agree the dog purse is really cute.

Michelle said...

I know!! If I had a stronger stomach, I would have tried everything!! Too bad I get diarrhea easily. Hihi. T.M.I.

And the dog purse is too adorable. Too bad it was a bit pricey! The sign said it was "handmade" so, maybe that's why.