JiuFen Old Street 九分老街

JiuFen is a small town in north of Taiwan, it was one of the prosperous town before during the gold mining generation but gold mining activity discontinue and later it turn into tourist destination. Transportation to Jiufen is not convenient as it pretty far away from town and reachable only by bus or car hence the best way is to hire a taxi, which is the most convenient way.
 JiuFen Old Street 九分老街

Small street with lot of shop on both side, numerous food stall offering local dishes.
 JiuFen Old Street 九分老街
 JiuFen Old Street 九分老街
 JiuFen Old Street 九分老街
 JiuFen Old Street 九分老街

We bought some Taiwan famous biscuit here as well, the shop owner very friendly and they allow us to try before purchase.
Biscuit
Pineapple Pastry

Our tour guide (also taxi driver) ask us to stop and tell us to try out one of the local dishes call “rou yuan” Red Yeast Rice Pork.
The red color from red yeast rice and it cook with wild boar meat, wrap with a layer of soft and sticky rice skin.
 rou yuan
 rou yuan
 rou yuan

Deep fried squid, we really love this deep fried squid as the squid is not chewy and the wasabi with mayonnaise add-on form a perfect combination.
 Deep fried squid

Moving down the street and we smell something, follow the smell that lead us to a stall that sell grilled mushroom.
The mushroom is big in size and grilled with just salt and butter to retain the original taste of fresh mushroom.
Mushroom is juicy and strong mushroom flavor.
grilled mushroom
grilled mushroom
grilled mushroom

Ah Mei Tea House阿妹茶楼
 Ah Mei Tea House阿妹茶楼
 Ah Mei Tea House阿妹茶楼

Wrapping up our travel to Jiufen by enjoying a cup of dessert, the famous Grandma Lai’s Yuyuan (賴阿婆芋圓).
Famous for it Taro Ball that served with different flavor and beans.
We really enjoy the springy Taro Balls and the soup is not too sweet as well, just nice.
 Grandma Lai's Yuyuan 賴阿婆芋圓
 Grandma Lai's Yuyuan 賴阿婆芋圓

Night view of JiuFen, it a little blur as photo taken inside car and raining outside.
Jiufen night view

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Ruijin Hwy, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
+886-2-2497-3813 (TRA Ruifang Visitor Center)

Transportation
Nat’l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Exit at the Ruifang Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2D → County Hwy 102

Public
THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station → Keelung Bus (bound for Jinguashi) to Jiufen (Jioufen)


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