We went to another dumpling shop that Auntie A-Feng recommended. She mentioned that the chef started together with Din Tai Feng chef, and the dumplings were just as good. J and I both thought it was too greasy. We didn't feel good afterward. Actually we felt kind of sick for the rest of the day. Sad.
We went to try one other dumpling place recommended by Xinhui. We just got their si gua (絲瓜) xiao long bao and beef roll. Both were ok - still felt greasy and heavy. Wish we had just gone back to Din Tai Feng, but we wanted to try out different places, so this was just part of exploration I guess.
We packed up and checked into 君品 hotel as part of the all island tour. We were pleasantly shocked by how nice our room was. Auto-played, personalized greeting on the tv screen and engraved/sculptured soap were just to name a few. This was a good kick off to the tour...
We had a free afternoon and no luck in coordinating to meet with mom's friend. J and I went to Guang Hua Digital Plaza to do some shopping. It's funny because most girls we saw there were accompanying their boyfriends or spouses... Not really looking around for themselves. J and I, two nerds, had a lot of fun looking at gadgets and getting new toys. Of course I got the Asian selfie stick that everyone uses here, and 3-in-1 combo lens for my phone.
I turned around and asked J, "Where did we put Jessie's documents?" and I panicked when he froze. "It was still hidden behind the TV!" Luckily the Airbnb host was super responsive and we went straight back to the apartment to pick it up. So thankful that the documents were still there and we were able to get it in time. Ahh.
We went for vegetarian after the mini heart attack. We had the options of choosing the appetizer, entree, and dessert from a set menu. My favorite was the dessert - black sesame pana cotta.