~ 22nd March 2014 ~
There are many hotels and minsu in Alishan but sad to say we didn't get to book any that we like. We ended up with Alishan Gou Hotel and if you've read the earlier post regarding the lunch that we had there, it was really good.
We toured our room in less than 30 seconds. After staying in several minsu in Taiwan, you have to be aware of the mattresses used. If you are one person who enjoys doing back bouncing on the mattress, I can assure you that if you do that on Alishan Gou hotel's bed, you will be paralyzed forever, breaking every bone in your spine. We believe that the mattresses were made of the rocks from the mountain itself. And a gentle reminder to all future guests in this hotel, no pillow fights. It will leave you and your friends in very bad concussion. The mattress is harder than that made of coconut husks. Ain't the room neat? The sink water was icy cold though.
The moment we reached the hotel after failing to chase after the sun, we went to the restaurant of the hotel downstairs. Our stay there was inclusive of a breakfast meal. The food was really simple, no such thing as Western breakfast, no sausages, omelette or even soft-boiled eggs with toast. We were so hungry we could eat anything.
I had three helpings of this simple yet ultra delicious fried vermicelli with pork floss. The taste was so good it must be because of the soy sauce used or whatever hidden methods they have.
Pinky's love for porridge was completely satisfied with this totally empty porridge with half of a salted duck's egg. We do love rich food but sometimes, we enjoyed attacking the simple yet delicious food painstakingly prepared. It's not easy to prepare these simple dishes.
The pork floss bun~! Aaaaaaaaa.... I feel like making steam buns soon... coming soon... In conclusion, you should pick a stay in Alishan Gou Hotel, no regrets, superb food and I'll show you the surrounding later. It's strategically placed, too... not out of the way at all.