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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bangkok Lane Famous Mee Goreng, Penang

Im sure I have heard of this place before but surprisingly never knew where it was till one day while I was hungry and happened to just park my car at Bangkok Lane, which is located at Pulau Tikus area, and then did I stumbled upon this place.
At first, I was wondering, why was there so many people eating here and then I just did some survey and notice that there is only 2 options. Curry fish head from the Nasi Kandar or Mee Goreng. Thus I opted for the Mee Goreng and lo and behold, it came in a red plate with a bunch of chopped lettuce on top. I thought, hmm, nothing too special, only did I realize that the Mee Goreng was filled with squid. Then I thought, this sure taste like the Mee Goreng Sotong and it does actually. The noodles were well cooked and the sauce not overly wet until it soaks the noodles. Overall, I like it and its a good challenge to the one at Esplanade foodcourt. At least I have another option now. They are close on Monday though. Opens from the morning till evening otherwise.

 Looks pretty decent huh

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pingxi Train Station in New Taipei City, Taiwan

On the East of Taipei, there are many old mining towns with Jiufen probably one of the most infamous and always full of tourist. But if one follow the old train tracks, there are actually quite a few more interesting towns along the Keelung River. The trains are still running albeit I think its just full of tourist hopping the mining towns :)

Anyway, Back in June, was lucky enough that my buddy Mark brought my wife and my little boy at that time to Pingxi Town Station and even though it was raining, but I think it was pretty bearable. As I look back at the map, there are quite a number of towns along the river and Shihfen is probably one of the most popular one here. I will write another one about that too.

So at Pingxi Station, I feel its really a small but lively town. We went on a weekday and was glad that it was pretty quiet unlike at Shihfen. You get a nice cobbled street up to the station and along it there are many souvenir and snack shops. Of course you can also light up a sky lantern too here which is probably one of the highlights of visiting one of these townships.

Do check out the photos below ya. These were taken with my handphone :)

The streets leading up to the train station