How to spend a day in Ximending Square, Taiwan

09/07/2019   1.032  4.5/5 trong 1 rates 
How to spend a day in Ximending Square, Taiwan
Taipei is one of those cities that is great to spend a short weekend in. We’re taking a look at 24-hours in Ximending, one of Taipei’s coolest neighborhoods that quite literally never sleeps.

  • Morning


    As soon as the sun comes up, and sometimes even before, the famous breakfast shops of the city open for business, and breakfast is big business in Taiwan. No matter where a tourist is staying in Ximending, all they need do is walk outside their hotel, and within a few steps they’ll find a traditional breakfast shop.

    These places serve up all sorts of hot and cold breakfasts. From egg and cucumber sandwiches to the staple breakfast burger, there’s something for everyone. However, a must-try item at any breakfast shop is the legendary Taiwanese Dan Bing, which is a thin pancake wrapped around some bacon and egg, served with a sweet or salty thick soy sauce on the side.

  • Lunchtime


    It’s off to the Golden Lion Cantonese restaurant for some Hong Kong style dim sum. This is one of the city’s oldest and most famous dim sum restaurants, and the food is nothing short of delicious. Small plates of every conceivable vegetable, dumpling, and meat dish are trundled around the restaurant floor on a trolley from which diners can take their pick.

  • Afternoon


    Now that the shops are open, it’s a simple matter of taking a walk down one of the many shopping streets in the neighborhood. A good place to start is the pedestrian area on Emei Street, which is lined with boutiques selling all kinds of wares and clothing.

    The street intersects with several other pedestrian streets, all of which offer an incredible array of stores to keep the avid shopper busy for an entire afternoon.

  • Evening


    Once the sun goes down, this neighborhood comes alive with food stalls aplenty. After a nice sit-down meal in the Golden Lion earlier in the day, it’s now time for some of the best street food Taipei has to offer.

    Taiwanese people are blessed with some of the best fried chicken recipes in the world, and in Ximending they are spoiled for choice. The most famous place to get your fried chicken fix though is Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, which also does a great line of desserts and drinks.

  • Night


    There are plenty of bars in Ximending, but perhaps the best place for libations is the square by the Red House near MRT exit 6. The square is home to more than 20 small bars and cafés, all serving up a variety of beers and liquors throughout the night.

Source: theculturetrip

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