I decided to visit an area famous for computers and accessories. Guang Hwa Computer Market (光華商場) is located near the Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT station (忠孝新生站/Zhōngxiào-Xīnshēng Zhàn). The market is in a temporary home but they plan to into a new building next door in a couple of weeks. After a little shopping I wanted to get some lunch. I went to a guo tie (potstickers) place to fill up on food.
Guo tie or potstickers:
Spicy Korean style:
Shop name (店名): 八方雲集水餃鍋貼專賣店(光華店)
(Bā fāng yún jí shuǐjiǎo guōtiē zhuān mài diàn (Guāng huá diàn))
No. 12 Bade Road, Sec. 1, Lane 82, Alley 9, Daan District, Taipei City
Bādé Lù, yī Duàn, bāshíèr Xiàng, jiǔ Nòng, shíèr Hào, Dàān Qū, Táiběi Shì
Telephone (地址): (02) 2351-0810
URL (網址): n/a
Menu (菜單): Chinese
Operation Hours (營業時間): n/a
Earlier, I wrote a short note about a squid stall I love. Unfortunately, the shop was not open yet so I did not get to eat my favorite jumbo fried squid. I was told the fried chicken skin is a must try. Oh well, next time. Managed to take a photo of the shop opening up for the day:
No. 2-2, Xinsheng South Road, Sec. 1, Lane 12, Zhongshan District, Taipei City
Xīnshēng NánLù, yì Duàn, shíèr Xiàng, èr Hào Zhī èr, Zhōngshān Qū, Táiběi Shì
Telephone (地址): (02) 2394-8328
URL (網址): http://tw.local.yahoo.com/biz.html?bizid=644160ecb83daf8e&sid=152959585&city=%E5%8F%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%B8%82&b=13&sort=-rating
Menu (菜單): Chinese
Operation Hours (營業時間): 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
It is interesting that the two shops mentioned above are on the same stretch of road but have very different addresses.
MRT (捷運/Jiéyùn) Directions:
Take the blue MRT line (Banqiao-Nangang; 板橋站-南港/Bǎnqiáo-Nángǎng) to Zhongxiao Xinsheng station (忠孝新生站/Zhōngxiào-Xīnshēng Zhàn). Take exit 1, turn right, walk a few meters and then take a left. Walk into a small dark lane with DVD signs above. You will soon reach a lane with a lot of food stalls.
After some more shopping I ended up at Romano's Macaroni Grill at Neo19. They have very good calamari as an appetizer. I had the seafood linguini which comprised of smooth pasta, fresh seafood and nice creamy sauce. The serving was quite large so I had no room for dessert. Sorry, no photos for you.
Restaurant: Romano's Macaroni Grill
22, Sungshou Road, Taipei City (NEO19, 1st Floor)
台北市松壽路22號1樓 (NEO19, 威秀影城旁)
Songshòu Lù èrshíèr Háo, yī Lóu, Táiběi Shì
Telephone (地址): (02) 2722-4567
URL (網址): http://www.neo19.com.tw/index.asp?AREA=STOREINFO&tbKey=19
Menu (菜單): Chinese (English upon request)
Operation Hours (營業時間): Refer to URL above.