Monday, April 25, 2011

[台北] - Taiwan Storyland Museum 台灣故事館

One of the greatest things about Taiwan is their dedication to cultural preservation. Not just with food, but also life as it was back your parents and grandparents days. Enter Taiwan Storyland Museum 台灣故事館, a place that sort of lets you be a kid again (but at the same time, not).

It is essentially a large basement level recreated to look like...1950s era Taiwan. It's a great place for kids to explore (especially on rainy days) although the price of admission is not cheap.

Interesting enough, some of the initial planning activites for the annual Taipei Beef Noodle Soup Festival for 2009, began at one of the recreated 1950s era classrooms, right in the basement of Storyland museum.

In some ways the mood of this basement reminds me of the basement of the Yokohama Ramen Museum, a re-creation of the past. However this museum is mostly about the visuals, and not very much about the food, which will get a brief mention later.

Re-creation of the street games kids used to play, for a small price of course.
Outside a replica ice cream and iced desserts shoppe
Iced desserts shoppe
Taiwanese James Bond's ladykiller set of wheels

Old movie poster. Taiwanese James Bond? Taiwanese Sean Connery?
Did Taiwanese James Bond have one of these gizmos?
OK enough browsing, time for an old school snack at the re-created shoppe
There were a few snack items to try, but we had free coupon for their signature item Mien Cha 麵茶...and as we were cheap, that's how we rolled.
Taiwanese old school, almost oatmeal like, called mien cha 麵茶. Original flavor

Black sesame Mien cha 麵茶. 

Insert "Disney didn't get royalities" joke here
They don't make movies like they used to....
Old skool ice cream vendor

Old movie theater's relics.

Taiwan Storyland Museum 台灣故事館
No. 50, Section 1, ZhōngXiào West Rd, Jhongjheng District
Taipei City