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.
Small street with lot of shop on both side, numerous food stall offering local dishes.
We bought some Taiwan famous biscuit here as well, the shop owner very friendly and they allow us to try before purchase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Night view of JiuFen, it a little blur as photo taken inside car and raining outside.
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Ruijin Hwy, Ruifang District, New Taipei City
+886-2-2497-3813 (TRA Ruifang Visitor Center)
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Exit at the Ruifang Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2D → County Hwy 102
THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing Station → Keelung Bus (bound for Jinguashi) to Jiufen (Jioufen)
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