Take MRT to the last station of Danshui line (Taipei Main Station to Danshui TWD50), when you reach Danshui (40 minutes after), walk out from the station, take a right turn and walk towards the bus station, a bus to 淡水渔人码头 (TWD15) takes another 20 minutes. The bus will take you right to the tourist spot and take the same bus you can reach Danshui MRT station.
What to eat there: squid balls, giant ice cream and Danshui tie dan.
After the drizzling walk in Danshui ma tou, we traveled back to the MRT station and headed Jiantan station, where we can eat and shop in Shilin night market.
What to eat there:
This is one with long queue, but the staff serve rather fast, more than 20 people in the queue and less than 5 min, I got my pao. Tried both the flavour: one with pork and one with vegetables fillings.