Yang Ming Shan National Park

Start my Yang Ming Shan trip with Qing tian gang grassland on an amazing clear sky day. What a great way to start my day with such a beautiful and vibrant scenery. Ohh and beware of buffalo if you step on grass area. 

Leng Shui Keng although translated into English as cold water pit, the hot springs at Lengshuikeng are still quite hot, albeit cooler than others in the area, making visiting the area great for those curious about hot springs without siting in 40°C water.

Xiao You Keng is a beautiful scenery as post-volcanic geological landscape area.

Stop for a lunch break at Miau Ban garden. Ferns & Steamed Fish – Both menu are local delicacy. Extremely fresh and sweet fish. Fern texture are quite interesting. Not much seasoning though

Beitou

Gudetama cafe are closed. I am kind of disappointed. Ended up having dinner at Din Tai Fung instead. The food are just amazing and their service are on point.

Houzenjisampei

Restaurant: Houzenjisampei (法善寺 三平)
Menu: Okonomiyaki
Address: 1-7-9 Dotonbori Chuo-ku Osaka Osaka
Business hours: 11:30~15:30(L.O.15:00) 17:00~23:00(L.O.22:30)

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Starting my exploring with drunken cat figure in the alley. I don’t know what to expect from this alley in Dotonbori. However, I press on to find local Okonomiyaki place as recommended from locals.

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The place is filled with people chatting and having a good time. I felt like this is a kind of place for hanging out after a long day. Then I ordered Beef tendon + Green onions + Konyaku and added pork and soba noodles.

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As I sit in the counter and enjoying cooking show, I found it rather difficult to control myself in front of these gorgeous looking Okonomiyaki.

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Finally, my menu has arrived! The texture of flour is well-blended and not too coarse. Fresh ingredient also supports the Okonomiyaki for a delicious menu. Especially beef tendon, I would order extra beef tendon as a la carte if they have it.

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That’s all for my review. In my opinion, the place is great to try out local food with local environment. See you next later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊