Day 10 – July 16th, 2012
The second destination of Day 10 was 九份 Jiufen. Our driver cum tour guide related to us the origin of the name – Jiufen. In the early years, there were only nine families residing in Jiufen. Before there were roads, the villagers relied on ships to transport goods to them. For each shipment, the village would order nine portions of every item that they needed and thus the village became known as Jiufen (which literally means ‘nine portions’ in Chinese).
To our delight, the weather here was nice and cool. We had a great time shopping and tasting local delicacies here. It was very relaxing indeed.
This was my favourite – 花生捲冰淇淋 Peanut Ice-Cream Roll. It was basically shaved peanut and two scoops of ice cream wrapped in popiah skin. I simply loved it! Besides peanut ice-cream roll, we also had meat/squid/fish-ball soup, 九份阿柑姨芋圓 Ah Gan Yee Taro Balls, drunken chicken, mango ice and so much more.