心如淡水般宁静

“走到淡水的海岸 兩個人的愛情

已經無人看 已經無人聽 啊”

This is the first Hokkien song from Mayday that got me permanently addicted to the band since 1999- “志明与春娇”( translated into “Peter and Mary” in English).

Whenever I visit 淡水 (Tamsui) in Taipei, I felt like singing this song at the top of my lungs (but I usually hold back or I would be deported back to Singapore for being a lunatic!).

淡水 (Tamsui) is a good day trip from Taipei if you just want to wander about the old streets to look for yummy street food, as well as catching lovely sunsets at Fisherman’s Wharf. Occasionally, there are concerts where you might get to see some celebrities performing as well!

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Tamsui Hu Wei Dou Hua Stall (淡水滬尾豆花店) is always packed with people! Danshui, Taiwan (5 November 2006)

Tamsui Hu Wei Dou Hua Stall (淡水滬尾豆花店) sells all things related to beancurd and soybean drinks. It’s one of the ‘must-try’ food stalls in Tamsui, so be sure to try the refreshing Dou Hua after walking through the crowded streets.

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阿婆铁蛋 (Grandma’s Iron Eggs) – is another popular foodstall to visit in Tamsui, Taiwan (5 November 2006)

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铁蛋 (Iron Eggs) are a specialty in Tamsui, Taiwan (5 November 2006)

Iron Eggs??? Your teeth must be very hard in order to be able to bite into these eggs huh?Well… it’s not what you thnk it sounds like. It’s actually just hard-boiled eggs that went through many cycles of braising and drying until the eggs shrank, to become dark and chewey. 阿婆铁蛋 (Ah Po Tie Dan) happened to be the original maker of these eggs and is still the most popular stall in Tamsui.

 

阿给 (AGei) is another popular food stall in Tamsui, specialising in fried tofu stuffed with cellophane noodles cooked in stewed ground pork. Try their fishballs too!

Be sure to make your own ice-cream cone at Tamsui too! See who has the tallest ice-cream cone!! But make sure you can finish it before they melt!

Watch out for the beautiful sunset at Tamsui!

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Head over to Fisherman’s Wharf for nice evening stroll. Tamsui, Taiwan (30 December 2006)

End off the day with a stroll at the Fisherman’s Wharf by taking the bus Red 26! If you are still hungry after snacking on all the street food at the Tamsui Old streets, you can try the seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf.

“走到淡水的海岸 兩個人的愛情

已經無人看 已經無人聽 啊” – When you walk to the end of Tamsui’s coasts, the love between two people have become invisible and soundless…”

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