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[Kaohsiung, Taiwan] - 查理布朗咖啡店 | Charlie Brown Café Taiwan
I have been a huge fan of Snoopy for as long as I can remember (which is a long, long time). Having already been to one of the Charlie Brown Cafes in Hong Kong, I figured why not also go to the one in Kaohsiung? If you want to go, it's pretty easy. Kaohsiung has an MRT system like the one in Taipei. Take the red line to the Hanshin Arena KMRT stop and walk up Baoi Road 2nd to Baoi Road 3rd. You should see the Hanshin department store on the left. Just walk a few blocks and you'll see the Charlie Brown Cafe on the left side of the road (same side as the department store) with the cross street of Zhizhen Road. It's pretty hard to miss!
If you're lucky, it's not too busy and Snoopy is available to join you for some afternoon coffee, tea, sparkly drinks, and/or snacks.
Lemon mix blue curacao/檸檬藍柑氣泡飲
When I went to pay at the counter, I saw that there were these super cute waffles in the shape of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Woodstock. How often am I going to be here? So I ordered it even though I already ordered a drink. I grew up in Seattle. I can handle three coffee drinks. Besides, we are on vacation and I have time to hang out and relax. Pictured above is the chocolate coffee shake which tasted like a runny chocolate shake.
If i place all of the drinks in front of Snoopy, he looks like the greedy one instead of me!
It was pretty hot today so my brother ordered a mango milkshake/芒果奶昔 which was more of a mango slushy drink. It was super sweet for my taste. But I'm sure you can tell from the color that the mango is very ripe.
My mocha. It was a bit off, sadly. I would order it again just to see his face on there though. Snoopy trumps bad coffee. I can just get some more effective cheaper coffee from 7-11 should I really need it anyway 😂
My waffles. These were probably the best part. The outside was just a teensy bit crispy around the edges with the inside being very moist. I ran out of the sauce on the plate pretty quickly but then started dipping it in the Woodstock ice cream. That was even better. I have to say though, my way of ordering three drinks (the set was two drinks, waffles, and ice cream for two people) just to try everything is not recommended as I was super stuffed after this and it made it difficult to eat too much at the night market not far from here.
If you are a milk tea fan, this is a must go spot. It's one of the oldest tea milk tea shops in Southern Taiwan, and from the looks of it, do everything the same as they always have. This post is only about the original location. They have many other locations around the island, but this was the first. I'm told the other locations aren't that great and some people even told me not to try it. But, I like trying the originals, and I have loved milk tea since the summer of 1992 so no harm in throwing down 30NT for one, right? When I mentioned to the local milk tea shop owner that I was going to Kaohsiung, he said I have to try Huada also, so that was definitely good enough for me! Located close to the Yangchengpu KMRT station and in a smaller road, remember to watch out for those scooters! They have a good variety of drinks, but I ordered the original milk tea. They shake it with ice so it's cold, but probably not cold enough for American standards. This milk tea is d
This is currently my favorite beef noodle restaurant in Taipei. It was on my list for a while (like so many other places, but always so many places and so little time!). So what makes it so special in a city like Taipei? I judge by noodles, broth, and meat. Some people care about the location, cleanliness, and service also, but I'm willing to overlook most of that for a fantastic bowl. Which is exactly what this is, at Fuhong Beef Noodles. Incredibly simple, extremely beefy, and supremely hot and satisfying. For now, this is it for me. Of course, I intend to keep up the search because there are just too many shops there and I think unless I lived in Taipei and had nothing else to do, I wouldn't be able to get to every single beef noodle restaurant! Bowl of beef noodle soup (medium size) with some seaweed and pig ears Accoutrements: 辣牛油 or "spicy butter," 辣椒粉 or special chili sauce, 辣椒醬 another chili sauce, and pickled veggies As soon as I sat down I