Following the post of where to stay in Taiwan, I would like to introduce some nice places to eat and attractions of Taipei during my business trip last year. If you have read some history about Taiwan, you might know it was a dependency of Japan between 1895 and 1945. Thus it is easy to find some Japanese style architecture, even the residential area throughout the city. Ji Dai 1931 is one of those which remain the style of the Showa period in Japan.
A little background of the restaurant, it is owned by a Japan catering group which have 30 restaurants throughout Japan. So this is one of those they expanded in Taiwan. It is situated in Zhongshan district which takes only 5 minutes walkable distance from Zhongshan station, it is very easy to find. It named Ji Dai (Time) 1931 because they wish their customer could feel being into the time of that period while dining in the restaurant. Being successfully remain the exterior of the architecture of marble Soda factory (predecessor of Ji Dai 1931), it make it more unique and stand out from a modern city.
I felt amazing when you could see such a old style architecture situated in Zhongshan district (which is full of shopping mall, different brands). I was addicted to the exterior and no doubt you would be interested to get in of such historical style with 2 old style benches in front.
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Continues my last trip in Chiangmai, we went to this restaurant without any planning on our last day, just to find a place that could spend our time for the delayed flight for almost 7 hours! What a nightmare! However because of this delayed, we decided to look for some new dining place that’s close to our hotel.
We have no idea what kind of food they offer but the gorgeous building was attractive enough for me to look into their menu. There are various kinds of Thai food with reasonable prices. Just a sneak peak from the exterior you can either sit outside and inside. So let’s see how’s the interior look and feel.
We were welcomed by their staff with such a friendly smile on their face and they were so attentive. We have to sit interior as the outer seats are full. The restaurant is huge and have a very beautiful environment. There’s a cafe bar on the side and in the middle there’s a long table. I love the interior decoration and obviously this have been well designed. It is so stylish yet tradition with the leak wood Chiangmai design. The lighting of the store is very soft and made us feel so relax to spend our time for our delayed flight! Guess we found a perfect dining place. How exciting this was in such an unexpected situation!
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Date back from my last trip in Chiangmai during July, this NEW chill out spot in Niman Road. It is situated in front of Eastin Tan Hotel. You might question if this is a PARK? Actually it is not really just a PARK but more than that. It includes lots of cafes and handcrafts creative stores.
The restaurants are owned by Captain Tan, who is the boss of Oishi dining group in Thailand who owned lots of restaurants. Thus you might find his statue in the entrance. The whole environment is so relax, it is not a super big place but takes only 30 minutes walk through the whole area. With lots of small lovely wall paintings along the little shops, is easy to find some nice spot for lovely shot! So let me show you how special this Park is!
It looks totally different in the day & night of this park, you will see what I mean later. Anyways, there are approximately 10 stores and a cafe located at the entrance and for sure you won’t miss out! The weather wasn’t good and is showering at that moment. We went there at 09:00 morning so seems like lots of stores have not yet open. So let me show you a few stores.
Robin & Ruth – This store sell lots of souvenirs. Includes Bags, T-shirst, post cards etc. I am not sure about the price range but I haven’t buy anything from this store as I don’t like to buy some Thailand printed products.
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Sharing Happy little things is Beautiful!
As a coffee lover like me, I love wander around and look for lovely coffee shop when I arrived in a new city where I have never been.
Apart from my previous post of cafe Ristro8to, here is another place where you can spend your afternoon with such a simple yet stylish coffee shop. They severed home made pasta and is made to order. So if you are rushing to another new spot then I would not recommend you to come as they won’t serve really fast but believe slow food would results the best quality to their customers. So be patient and wait for what they serve. It sure won’t disappoint you.
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A Cafe where Magic does Exist and
Every Dreams can Come True !
I have planned to visit several selected special cafe and that’s one of the Cafe in my bucket list – Into the WOODS. If you are a fans of fairy tales, fantasy lovers or you’re looking for some Unique Cafe. This is one of the MUST GO cafe.
The interior of the cafe was full of fantasy wall paintings. Not only the wall but also extended to the ceiling. The menu and even the door to washroom was well designed in order to match the theme. How lovely this place was! It’s almost like you jumped into a Story book! The most important is the location is very convenient, it is located right in the old city of Chiangmai.
There are cakes you can order from their cake counter. You can even found the lovely Rabbit showing the free WIFI and fairy tale books beside which you can buy.
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There are always different kinds of travels, but I would prefer a more leisure, relax way on my trip after a busy days in office. There’s always some excuse to treat yourself better!
Continue of my trip in Chiang Mai. We went to a super romantic restaurant Dash! Teak House Restaurant.I have made a reservation in advance before we came. So after a full day sightseeing, exploring the old city we decided to spend our night in this traditional architecture restaurant.
You all deserve a little wanderlust
One thing you may aware, (if you have been in Chiangmai), there are always teak wood architecture everywhere. They call this Lanna style architecture of Northern Thailand. The Dash! Restaurant looks very traditional teak wood style. That’s also the reason why I chose to spend my night here. As we arrived a bit early, guess was around 6:30. It’s still bright and it’s too early to get dark. The location was easy to find and it wasn’t a tourist location.
There are lots of red lantern decorated all around the ceiling of each floors. It given the very strong asia feel architecture with the wooden roof. Since we didn’t made our request in the reservation so the waiter just brought us to the interior. There is a lovely garden so if you wish to sit outdoor, just make sure to tell them your request as I know they were very full and there are only few tables!
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Continuing my Day 4 in Chiangmai. It seems like there are unlimited post to share as Chiangmai is really a lovely place with lots of beautiful places, restaurants and attractions to share. So today I would like to feature The Forest Cafe. We went there for our early breakfast before we head to the Chiangmai zoo. I browse lots of different special cafe for breakfast, if you have read my previous post of – Breakfast World , that’s the 2nd cafe/restaurant which I would highly recommend! Let’s see what make it such a special place to me!
The driver dropped us on the side road close to Ferm Forest Cafe, there is a huge green signage which I believe no one would miss. It’s almost like we are entering the secret garden of Alice in wonderland.
There’s a white vintage gate at the entrance, you can literally see the little white house at the end once you pass through this garden, I am so excited and happy when we arrived. The scenery is so fantasy and I think there shall be a white rabbit leading us to this breath taking cafe! (I might be over exaggerated but this is actually what I feel! haha)
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