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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2017 | Taiwan

Day 1: KLIA > Taoyuan Airport > Taichung > Tunghai University > Fengjia night market.
Accommodation in Fengjia: Loft Hostel

The location of Loft Hostel is quite ideal, situated in the heart of Fengjia shopping district inside an small alley and just less than a 5-minutes walk from the Fengjia night market.

Although car is not accessible in those small alleys, but the distance of Lost Hostel from the main road junction also quite a short one and it is generally quite safe to walk across those quiet alleys.

The main entrance of Loft Hostel.

There is no receptionist. So, to get into the hostel and your room, you will have to use the phone/intercom near the entrance to call the person-in-charge to obtain the door and room passcode. Check-in is only allowed after 5pm. 

Their rooms are at 6 different themes to accommodate guest: Tennessee, Columbus, Richmond, Napa, Detroit and Bronx. My husband and I chosen the Detroit room with industrial-styled design. The space of the room is still acceptable at about 14 square metres. 

Kinda surprise to see that they even adopted steel flooring. 

Overall, we have a pleasant stay in Loft Hostel. Room and toilet is clean. However, soundproofing of their room needs improvement.

p/s: We booked the room through Agoda and each room costs about RM179 (incl. tax). 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2017 | Taiwan

Day 1: KLIA > Taoyuan Airport > Taichung > Tunghai University > Fengjia night market.

Accommodation in Fengjia: Loft Hostel

This trip marked my second trip to Taiwan, a beautiful country that I don't mind to travel every year. We booked Malindo Airline 6-months before the trip which costs around RM650. Travel period was mid-of-May.

Luggage and meals are included. Plain omelette pretty good but portion was rather small. 

Noodles with fried vegetarian taukan. Tasteless. 

Signature must-take-photo when you are in a plane. Good weather. 

Arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport. The architecture design is unique. Look at the reflection on the floor. We booked a tour guide and van for this 9D8N in Taiwan. First day in Taiwan and we decided to travel to Taichung right away. 

Before departure to Taichung, we grabbed some snacks and drinks from 7-11. This milk candy is one of my favourite.

This brand of green tea also one of my favourite. If you have the chance to visit Taiwan, give it a try.

Tunghai University (东海大学) was our first stop in Taichung. This university is located in Xitun district in Taichung. We are here for the Luce Memorial Chapel (路思义教堂).

You will have to take a short walk (~15-20mins) from the main entrance of Tunghai University to the Luce Memorial Chapel. We enjoyed our walk. Luckily it is evening and the weather is good. The university compound is clean. 

Luce Memorial Chapel (路思义教堂), with a tent-like conoid structure design, sits in the middle of huge green grass pasture. So unique and impressive. We are so in love with this place. 

A closer look at the chapel. The exterior is covered in brown, glazed, and diamond-shaped tiles. But too bad we are not allowed to enter the chapel. We can only peek through the glass panel to catch a glimpse on its interior. A lovely couple was there for pre-wedding shoot.

Nothing much to do here. But we enjoyed our evening here for photo-taking and walking around the university ground. 

We have no regret to pay a visit here.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Found out this new cafe (Hoshino Coffee Malaysia) in Mid Valley Megamall. The long queue at the entrance of cafe grabbed our attention. Did a google search and found out that this cafe was founded in Japan in year 2011. We thought it is from Taiwan and we have not seen it in Japan. This cafe is well-known for their hand-dripped coffee. So, why not give a try?

Flipping through the menu, the choices of food pretty much similar to Miam Miam (Marco) Cafe. 

French toast topped with sugar and cream (RM17.70). Quite disappointing actually and cannot compare/beat to the famous french toast I had in Miam Miam. Although not too wet and soggy, but not soft enough and not so rich in custardlike flavour. 

We also ordered the Hoshino Spaghetti which comes with eggplant, chicken bacon, shimeji and chicken sausage (RM19.70). This spaghetti also very much similar to the "miam miam" spaghetti. Slight salty and oily to our liking. 😅 Dislike the sesame blend in too.

Souffle Pancake (Single, RM14.80). Price is on the high side. Souffle supposed to be soft and fluffy isn't it? This is more like a butter cake. 

Basically all the foods that we ordered failed to impress and please us. What about the drink? Famous for hand-dripped coffee? So this is a-must-order?

Hoshino coffee (RM12.10). Not worth the price. We personally feel McD black coffee taste better. Okay or just maybe we are not a real coffee drinker and we don't know how to appreciate. 

Hot matcha latte (RM14.90). We like how they served it in a Japanese-styled bowl. This reminded us on our trip to Japan. You can add in a shot of syrup provided if you like it sweeter. Not one of the best matcha latte we had, but not bad.

Err so... in overall, long queue does not guarantee good foods. Although the foods are not so good to us, but could be palatable to many people out there. Just give a try and justify yourself. ✌

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

光阴似箭,一转眼已超过一年没更新部落格了。近一两年,真的好繁忙,忙工作忙硕士还有忙旅行忙吃的 呵呵。现在工作总算上轨了?硕士的东西也差不多搞定了?我想我可以慢慢开始写写部落格,继续记录着生活的酸甜苦辣,继续分享好的东西。

2017年的第一篇文,就写写吃的吧。The Owls Cafe。我想很多人对这cafe一点都不陌生吧,尤其那些喜欢吃华夫饼(waffle)的朋友。面子书和社交网站也超多人推荐这家cafe的。

这家cafe坐落于Bukit Jalil,在店面的一楼。楼梯口下你可以看到这个蓝色的很可爱的招牌。

说好了是 The Owls Cafe,咖啡厅里主要的装饰画画等当然都是猫头鹰主题,甚至也有猫头鹰茶壶和杯哦。


去了三次,都是坐在bar台。没办法,因为满座也许会等比较久,然后我们只有两个人,所以如果不要等 坐在bar台是最恰当不过了。bar台对着这画面 也不错吧。喜欢那橙色的灯光,放满杯子茶壶的柜子,咖啡机... 边享用咖啡蛋糕还可以欣赏bartender拉花。一个好像只属于我们的角落。😘

哦对了,如果要下单必须先到收银处去下单然后给钱。然后店员会递给你收据 还有这号码木块。清水是免费的,任加。

说说吃的。这蛋糕 称为 “The Lady’’。其实不懂为什么是这个名字。因为它只不过是earl grey tea 蛋糕。个人本身不太喜欢这蛋糕的口感,但那淡淡的earl grey tea 香味还不错吃。

也点了这个,tofu-fah cheesecake。相比之下,个人比较喜欢这蛋糕。cheese虽然不太浓,但刚刚好,吃多了不会觉得太腻。

Special affogato。点了这个 纯粹只为了拍照,因为那装着浓咖啡的猫头鹰小杯实在太可爱了。冰淇淋是vanilla口味的。

Rose latte。每次来都点这个,因为喜欢那淡淡的玫瑰味。拉铁也不会太甜。

Rebecca waffle。来这cafe基本上都是因为冲着这个而来的。因为他们家的waffle软硬度刚刚好。外层有点酥里层比较软,整体的口感很好。尤其搭配着新鲜的草莓水果等,还有那很香的earl grey冰淇淋,很好吃。还有另一点我很喜欢的是他们加了一些椰丝,配着waffle吃起来味道还蛮特别的。

Peach tea。点这个也只是为了拍照,因为这猫头鹰茶壶杯子太可爱了。

下次来 也许会试试brunch。