Waffled in between chicken patty yummyness!@Velocity .Coffee. Bicycle Cafe, Ampang

This new found retreat after stressful visits at the nearby hospital proved to be really useful!

Hidden within the compound of a large building hosting a car shop and gym, is a pro-bike shop/cafe. The vibes that I get from this cafe is a chill out/catchup place for bike enthusiasts over a lovely meal, perhaps after an adventurous ride convoy.

I actually liked the ambience even though I am no pro biker. I think the owners did a good job in ensuring the balance wasn’t tipped over too much until non-bikers feel uncomfortable eating here.


The food quality in my opinion was also pretty good! For a change, I decided to have my waffles served without ice cream, maple syrup or butter. Instead, these butter crunchy goodies were sandwiched with a tenderlicious chicken patty with vegs and mustard.


I appreciated their efforts in ensuring good quality food was served. At least for my waffles, I felt the sincerity of the chef from my meal. The waffles were crunchy, the patty was tender, yet filled with flavours, and the vegs were fresh too. At least the mustard wasn’t directly from the tube itself from its texture and colour, showed that the chef made his/her own dressings also.

And another key factor was also the pleasant approach of all their staffs. Greeted us with smiles from the moment we entered, until we left. I think this is essential in every F&B place.

The meal cost RM 20 plus, which was alright for me for such ambience and quality. I couldn’t finish all either way and took the second half of the piece home for dinner. Whee! Dinner meal covered!

Definitely wanna pay this place a visit again when I’m nearby here some time soon in the future!

Velocity Coffee Bicycle Cafe,
Challenger Sports Centre,
Jalan Taman Putra,
Taman Dagang Permai,
Opening hours:
Wednesday-Monday :11am-11pm
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/VelocityMY

Art and culture@National Palace Museum and Raohe Night Market, Taipei


Since we got back to Taipei, apart from the fun-filled foodie ventures, we decided to do something touristy. We hopped on the MRT, changed buses and finally got to the National Palace Museum, which has a permanent collection of more than 600,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts, making it one of the largest collectors in the world.

I saw some really amazing artifacts, paintings and crafts made of stone, wood and bones. The skill, talent, and effort behind some of these treasured artifacts baffled me. So well crafted, so much precision, and depth, and having done all these hundreds and thousands of years back.

One of the most memorable moments was having to key in my surname, Chuah and having a giant display screen showing me the evolution of the word of my surname all the way to its first origin, which looked like Sumerian to me. I was also able to view how the Chuah tribe migrated around China over the centuries to its first origin, where historical artifacts related to Chuah was found.

Made me think of the journey of Joktan and his sons, after departing from the Tower of Babel, originally Hebrews, but crossed over to the east, which I believe came to Asia.

We spent about an hour plus here, not because we got bored, but there were just too many tourists, especially the ones from China which really made the entire place noisy like a market. My eardrums couldn’t take the noise after a while, and the packed condition got me a little agitated.

Alright, back to foodieventure !
We got a little lost, hopping on the wrong bus, and it was also peak traffic at that time, hence it took us a while to finally arrive at Raohe Night Market.


While walking towards the direction of Raohe, we stumbled upon a branch of the famous “Ru Rou Farn”, by Formosa Chang. Oh well, share a tiny bowl for foodie tasting and appetizer!

The Ru Rou Fan was pretty much, minced pork over rice, the only difference was that the rice portion was small and the minced pork had a generous layer of fat. Personally, it was not really fantastic, and I rather have my mom’s home cooked stewed pork than this. Oh well, at least I striked off one famous foodie place!

Alright, to Raohe it is!


As we arrived at the main entrance of the night market, my foodie eyes saw this long queue. Out of curiousity, we just queued blindly and decided to have the excitement of ordering something we don’t know what we were queuing up for when the queue reached us.

I snapped this photo as I raised both my arms up high, above the heads of all the people queuing ahead of us.

Wow, an entire gigantic pot of minced pork. Amazing!


These fluffy circular shaped buns were made by these two ladies, with hands moving so swift they could be sisters of Flash. Chopsticks. Pork. Spring onions. Wrap. Ready. These steps were repeated in the matter of seconds. 


Once the buns were nicely filled with the pork and spring onion as fillings, off they go into this giant furnace. Hey, it really looked like the roti naan furnace you see at the mamak back at home. Haha.


As you were queuing, you see the steam puffing up into the air, the workers systematically formed their bun production line, you can’t help but yearn to get hold of one bun!

So what’s the verdict after a good 15 minute wait for this? It cost about RM5.

The minced pork was overly peppery, killing off the porky taste, just a little over. The bun layer was quite good I gotta say. Crunchy and sweet. All in all, it was an OK-bun for me.

The night market was bigger than the famous Shilin in terms of everything in my opinion: more variety of food, and not to mention tasty as well, more locals less tourists, and bigger in terms of space too. I would want to come back to Raohe on my next Taipei trip!

National Palace Museum
No. 221, Section 2,
Zhishan Rd, Shilin District,
Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Tel:+886 2 2881 2021
Website: http://www.npm.gov.tw/

Formosa Chang
No. 161號, Yanping S Rd
Zhongzheng District, Taipei

Raohe Street Night Market(饒河街觀光夜市)
North end of Kee Lung Road, Taipei, Taiwan