Taipei Main Station is transport hub for MTR, bus and train services in Taipei. Underneath the station are numerous shops and food stalls.
Across the street is the Shin Kong Mistukoshi Depatment Store and Food Court, where we had our first meal in Taipei. Beside it are Nova for computer stuff and K-Mall, which houses Taipei Storyland and Gundam Base.
Around the area are numerous stalls of street food as well as milk tea.
Share Tea Milk Tea. The first and the cheapest milk tea I had in Taipei at NT35(P52.5) for a large cup already.The are actually a couple of Share Tea just in that area alone.
Beside the Share Tea stall, we got this little stall which was selling noodles and something cooked on a griddle. It turned out to be a omellete of some sort with different filling. We were not familiar on how to order so Irene just chose ham. The omellete was made up of eggs and cabbage, my favorite combination. It was served piping hot and was full of flavor and was priced at NT35 (P52.5) also, same as the Share Tea milk tea.
On another visit, I ordered Hokkaido milk tea from PresoTea myself since Irene was busy browsing in the nearby bookstore. So what I got was a milk tea without pearls but had pudding instead. It was really light colored, yet the tea still had lots of flavor.
Scallion Cake. Irene and I have heard about yummy scallion cakes from Taipei, so when we saw this stall selling, we immediately bought one for NT20 (P30). It was cooked upon our order, hot oily and very very good, even though I’m not a fan of scallions.
The area has a nice mix of shops, food stalls, bookstores, all quite reasonable since it is frequented by a lot of students.
Our friends stayed at Ceasar Park Hotel, beside K-Mall, which we are really considering staying at next time. We love the area with its many food and shopping options as well as having its own underground link to the Taipei Main Station.