My girlfriend Jenny who come from Canada and I have participated in a Taipei private tour to Jiufen. As there is a vast array of food choices at Jiufen, many bloggers have taken it upon themselves to highlight the must-eats there. Since we expected to stay in Jiufen for only 2 hours, the tour guide quickly took us to the stall we wanted to eat, let us eat all the food we wanted to eat.
Among all these delicious and local street food on the Jiufen old street. We get the best taro ball dessert, A-Gan Yi Taro Ball shop. We follow the sign at the back of the shop and end up at a dining area where we can enjoy our dessert with a historic Jiufen’s old street view combining with the multiple stairways among the tiny ally. It was such a perfect enjoyment I had ever experience.
Our favorite street eats were these grilled sea snails. After taking them off the barbecue, the stall owner washed them in boiling water, then sprinkled some five-spice powder on them. We tried something similar at the Shilin Night Market but it was nowhere as good as this!
When It comes to ice cream roll, A-Zhu Peanut Ice Cream Roll was mentioned in almost every food blogger’s post about Jiufen. Being known for taro ice cream, grounded peanut and popiah skin went so well together！There are a good number of teahouses to visit in Jiufen, but the most well-known must be Amei Tea house, which was famous for its resemblance to the bathhouse in ‘Spirited Away’, the acclaimed fantasy film by Hayao Miyazaki that’s animated by Studio Ghibli. This is also the best place to enjoy those amazing views with the good-tasting oolong tea and hang out with friends the whole day. This was the most unforgettable private tour to Jiufen for us ever.