Miramar Entertainment Park + Five Dime Restaurant @ Taipei, Taiwan

Continuing from where we last left off in the previous blog entry about our stay at Mulan Motel, we will be covering about the Miramar Entertainment Park and the Five Dime Restaurant @ Taipei, Taiwan in this blog entry.

The Miramar Entertainment Park is a shopping mall that is situated in the Zhongshan District of Taipei, Taiwan. The nearest MRT Station is Jiannan Road Station and it is located just next to the Miramar Entertainment Park.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

On the roof of Miramar Entertainment Park is a 70-metre tall Ferris wheel; the second tallest in Taiwan, and the building and wheel have a total overall height of 100 metres.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Frankly speaking, there really isn’t anything much to shop at Miramar Entertainment Park. In fact, we found the products to be quite pricey and the retails shops there mostly cater to upscale customers. The one and only reason why we were there was to take a ride on the ferris wheel.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

A standard adult ticket will normally cost $150 TWD [approx. $6.37 SGD].

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

Our tickets came together with a Haagen Dazs $50 TWD discount voucher.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

There are two different types of carriages that you can board, one which is entirely transparent and the other which is the normal one. However, the waiting time for the transparent carriage will take quite a while as compared to the normal one.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

So here we are onboard the ferris wheel!

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Here are some photos of the wonderful views that we saw from the ferris wheel.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

After admiring the breathtaking views from the ferris wheel, we adjourned to the Five Dime Restaurant [which was nearby] that my mum personally recommended to us.

This is how the external facade of Five Dime Restaurant looks like.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

From the external facade, you can tell that Five Dime Restaurant is quite a unique dining place. However, when we arrived there, the interior decorations of Five Dime Restaurant was even more quirky.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Here’s the entrance to Five Dime Restaurant.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

And here is how the interior of Five Dime Restaurant looks like.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

Even the furnishings and decorations are uniquely designed.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

They even have a water feature in the restaurant!

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

Their restrooms are also designed in a rather peculiar way.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

There are a wide variety of food choices to choose from and we were so spoilt for choices. By the way, Five Dime Restaurant serves authentic Taiwanese cuisine.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

After having our order placed, tea was served and we waited for our food to arrive.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]
From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Here are photos of the food that we ordered.

Fried Mushrooms Coated with Salted Egg Paste

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Fried Rice

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

Crispy Chicken with Spicy Sauce

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Melvin’s Perspective]

The food portion at Five Dime Restaurant are pretty huge and even the both of us couldn’t finish what we ordered. Nevertheless, the quality of the food is superb and the price was quite similar to the average restaurants in Singapore. Not only that, Five Dime Restaurant is even featured on Tripadvisor‘s website. Overall, we found Five Dime Restaurant to be quite a unique dining place and it is one restaurant you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

Here’s a parting shot at Five Dime Restaurant.

From Day 4 Taiwan Holiday 2012 [Jacqueline’s Perspective]

In our next blog entry about our Taiwan Holiday Trip, we will be covering the Raohe Night Market, the Vogue Star Serviced Apartment, and many other interesting sights we saw in Taipei, Taiwan.

Stay tuned to more updates from us.

God bless!

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