Friends Hotel-Yo Xing Regency
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I had some time in between my classes today because my student had to cancel the 1 to 1, he had a school test! I decided instead of going home for the few hours, I would have lunch at Din Tai Fung, a famous dumpling restaurant in Taipei 101. When you get there, you have to get a number from the hostess and she will give you an order slip so you can choose what you would like while you wait to be seated, very efficient. I decided to order 2 different types ...
... exchanged, the feast over.. But lunar new year just keeps on giving! Back to work next week again, back to reality. Very busy few days ahead actually, finalising paperwork for my ARC, getting haircut, back to gym, plus the usual groceries, laundry and keeping busy seeing friends. Goals for the next two weeks is to learn more mandarin, get to the gym and keep meeting new ...
... restaurant that is part of the repurposed old Hong Kong police barracks. We then wandered back down towards the ferry system and hoped a ride to the Kowloon side of things. There we went and had a drink at the former Marine Police Headquarters Compound. Now, talk about doing things right, this place was something else! You can still visit the old cells, and the old wooden floors have all the scrap marks from years and years of footsteps and use, but the main area ...
... which I have never experienced. Duck is pretty gamey, but if done correctly, is very lovely and delicate. The chef is very artistic, making a show of carving paper thin slices for us. You don't have to eat the duck, as there were other choices for people. Some people were very pickey about what they ate, but we decided to try and give everything a go (except chicken feet!, just kidding, saw them in the markets!). The duck soup (I think made out of duck fat, I could not manage, ...
... cool areas. We were planning to go for xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) for dinner, but it was too early and we were not hungry at all. We went back and hung out at our hostel for a couple hours before going to dinner. We went to the Dongmen area for dinner. There are tons of places to eat in this area! Dan ate like it was his last day ever eating!
It was pretty late after dinner and we started to head back ...