My husband and I especially enjoyed being introduced to a new restaurant on Yangmingshan (National Park area on the mountain to the North of Taipei city), called the Stone House. It was truly an old stone house serving traditional Chinese family style dishes and offering a bilingual menu. For once I took pictures of the building instead of the food! [Even though the food was great too] The rustic setting is quite unique, and the location in the mountains is a great change of scenery from the everyday hustle of the city. Very neat place to visit, though very remote (inside the National Park... up the mountain), so we picked up a business card and hope that we might be able to reach it again by taxi sometime. For those who own a car, there is limited parking out front.
|quaint Stone House interior|
|Can you see the tiny stone window open to the rain outside? (at right)|
|A temple in Jinshan|
|Ocean front on a cool and cloudy day|
|Fancy cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolates all around|
|Us enjoying our drinks ~ proof we were there!|