Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mitsukoshi and Feng Chia University night market

Evie woke up this morning asking if we could go to 'Lost in Fun', a play place in Nebraska we went to with her cousins just before leaving for Taiwan. Yu Kids Island is the closest thing to Lost in Fun here but we certainly have missed all her cousins.

Joel and Evie are trying to go all the way around in the revolving drum.

Padded stairs...this is what we need when we get back home. Evie is looking out into the store at the Barbie section. We usually stop there when we leave Yu Kids Island and let her look around.
Evie climbing the tree to touch the coconuts...


Evie is holding the Barbie Mariposa Doll (that has beautiful magic wings). She asked if she could just borrow this one, that she doesn't have this one...

In the evening Dylan took us to the Feng Chia University night market. Dylan is ordering fried sweet potatoes with Cinnamon and sugar on them. They may sound crazy but they were great. The kids loved them too.

Ethan is helping Joel pick out some stylish duds...

Dylan is so good to Evie.

We were surprised to see a Japanese vendor selling Okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style pancake or pizza. In Japan, there are two areas where okonomi-yaki is very popular: Osaka and Hiroshima. Joel and I had it when we were in Osaka. Okonomi means "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki means "grilled" or "cooked" thus, the name of this dish means "cook what you like".
We ate dinner at a restaurant famous for its peppered rice. It was good, and spicy. Evie had shrimp fried rice. She ate so well she got a special treat after dinner... ice cream.

Evie standing in line for her (10 NT) ice cream cone.

When Evie was about 1/4 of the way done with her cone Joel secretly cut it in half and told Evie he pushed the ice cream down into her cone since it was dripping (we really didn't want her eating that much ice cream). Later Evie asked why daddy threw away her ice cream...maybe she's more observant than I give her credit for.

Video of the kids at Yu Kids Island

Video of Joel and Evie in the revolving drum

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