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Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology, Bali and Danshui

Because of a little brochure I picked up in the Chengpin bookstore across from NTU, I made a day trip to Bali and Danshui today, both townships outside of Taipei. My cousin and I took the MTR Danshui line to Guandu MRT Station stop to meet the Red 13 bus to the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology (十三行博物館). On the way out of the station, we saw sign for the tittot Glass Art Museum and so hike over before continuing on to Shisanhang.

A very poorly stitched image of the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology.

A very poorly stitched image of the Shisanhang Museum of Archaeology.

So the back story of the museum is that some air force unit (#13 of course!) was patrolling the area and discovered the remnants of one of Taiwan’s earliest human settlements. This was a very neatly packaged museum…with lots of information on the science of archaeology and a special exhibit on one of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples: the Yami (Tao).

Afterward, my cousin and I biked to the dock and took the ferry over to Danshui where we pretty much pigged out on the xiaochi on the waterfront. Check it out!:

Old street food shops.

Old street food shops.

So tasty!

Sour plum tea! So tasty!

Lunchtime small easts! That's two bowls of Ah-Gei and a bowl of fishball soup.

Lunchtime small easts! That's two bowls of Ah-Gei and a bowl of fishball soup.

Tasty tasty ah gei!

Tasty tasty ah gei!

Potato chips on a stick!

Potato chips on a stick!

New addiction: Fried mushrooms!!!

New addiction: Fried mushrooms!!!

Of course…there was even more we could get around to eating:

Didn't eat this, but it's good too!

Didn't eat this, but it's good too!

Apparently white sugar scallions (there aren't actually scallions involved) are an old-fashion sweet from way back when...

Apparently white sugar scallions (there aren't actually scallions involved) are an old-fashion sweet from way back when...

Turkish Ice Cream! The owner is such a riot!

Turkish Ice Cream! The owner is such a riot!

That's one big pig!

That's one big pig!

There was also a lone singer out in the street, getting his music out in the masses:

He had such a lovely voice!

He had such a lovely voice!

Hmm…when will I be able to go back for another visit?! I still haven’t gone to see Fort San Domingo! Next time, I guess!

Back-posted 02.07.2010

Xiaoyao in Taipei! (That means carefree!)

Less than two weeks of winter break left to go and I’ve been having quite a blast in Taipei. The last couple of days I’ve spent at the National Taiwan University Library doing research for my thesis. The NTU campus is located next to Gongguan, a trendy shopping area between Zhongzheng District and Daan District, which means good shopping and good eating!

Today I walked by a food vendor and just had to stop and eat!

Obviously, in my next life, I'll be selling blood pudding in from a streetside stand.

Obviously, in my next life, I'll be selling blood pudding from a streetside stand.

Lookit! It's shaped like Taiwan!

Lookit! It's shaped like Taiwan!

I call it Blood Pudding, but it’s a kind of Chinese gao-type food that’s made of glutinous rice and pig blood. It’s steamed into a solid and then dipped into peanut crumbs, cilantro and chili flakes/sauce. So tasty!

For the Foodie:

xiao li’s blood pudding (小李猪血糕) @ Roosevelt Road Section 4, Lane 136

I ate away Taipei County and most of the west coast...Who knew they tasted like cilantro and peanuts!

I ate away Taipei County and most of the west coast...Who knew they tasted like cilantro and peanuts!

Additional back-posts made: 02.03.2010