Day Trip to Taichung

My friend Billie visited Taipei over the weekend. It was her annual food pilgrimage, as she likes to call it. We planned a day trip to Taichung just to see the place as most of us have not been there. We booked our train tickets two weeks in advance, but still we were not lucky to score seats from Taipei to Taichung. It was a long weekend holiday so locals scrambled to get tickets online to head down south.

We endured a two-hour train ride from Taipei to Taichung -standing- but it went by fast since we spent time catching up and talking about random stuff. We arrived past 10 in the morning and the cab we rented was waiting for us outside the train station.

We saw a Japanese couple visiting Rainbow Village #relationshipgoals

We had a pretty simple itinerary. We visited Rainbow Village 彩繪春村 to take a few snaps, then headed for late lunch at the first branch of the famous Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 (where pearl milk tea originated). We took a leisurely stroll along Fantasy Story 范特西 then made our way to Feng Chia Night Market 逢甲夜市. I was recovering from gastroenteritis so I didn't eat much night market food. Our driver dropped us at the Miyahara 宮原眼科 branch near the train station to buy some sun cakes and pineapple cakes.

So many artsy stuff in Fantasy Story

 Miyahara Cakes reminded me of Harry Potter 

Yay for reserved seats on the way back to Taipei! 

Breakfasts with Bille. She's the more adventurous eater- she likes stinky tofu, innards and all other things while I stick to the more normal kind of food. But we get along when it comes to breakfasts :)

 Bacon egg crepe and french toasts at 陳跟找茶

Traditional Taiwanese breakfast ma-hu (porkfloss) egg crepe, you tiao (fried crullers) and hot soy milk at 永和豆漿

Other memorable things on my list: Rex's birthday party and got to finally try the famous Fika Fika Cafe. Hope you're all having a happy October!

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