Tag Archives: Taiwanese

5 Must Eat Stalls From Luodong Night Market 羅東夜市

[Yilan, Taiwan] While Yilan 宜蘭 is not on many people’s travel radar, its proximity to Taipei, scenic spots of Wufengchi Waterfalls and Dongshan Water Park, a relaxing Su-ao Cold Springs, and a National Center for Traditional Arts which reminds me of Spirited Away are all good reasons to make a trip there. Foodies also should […]

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Du Xiao Yue 度小月 – Tainan Traditional Noodles With Over 100 Years Of History

[Taipei, Taiwan] I love love love Yong Kang Street, which has an easy going feel, somewhat hipster vibes, and peppered with good restaurants, indie cafes and trendy boutiques. Yong Kang is also where the original Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豊 is located, along with other popular known eateries such as Kao Chi 高記, Yong Kang Beef […]

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Aranzi Café – Cuteness Overload in Japanese Themed Cafe in Taipei

[Taipei, Taiwan] Themed cafes in Taipei are so huge you feel like you are in a different world all together. Case in point: Modern Toilet, Jay Chou’s magic themed Déjà Vu, Hello Kitty Sweets Cafe, Brick Works (Lego) and Barbie Café. It was a rainy afternoon which voided my original intention of having fishballs and […]

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Smoothie House 思慕昔 – The Mango Shaved Ice At Yong Kang

[Taipei, Taiwan] Taipei’s popular mango shaved ice store Ice Monster which used to be at Yong Kang Street, had a family dispute good enough to make it to the prime time drama slot. The store used to attract lines of customers to queue for the coveted mango dessert. After an ugly divorce where the wife […]

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Jiu Fen 九份 – 5 Must Eat Food and How To Get There

[Taipei, Taiwan] There is an unspeakable charm about Jiu Fen 九份, and has become part of the travel itinerary for many making a trip to Taipei. It is a 1-2 hour trip away from Taipei City, located at higher grounds and is a olden town with streets filled with Taiwanese street food stalls, tea houses, […]

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Sweet Musings – Taiwanese Cakes and Sweets at The Star Vista

Every time I go to Taiwan, I would lug back boxes of local snacks like pineapple cakes, sun cakes and varied types of prettily packaged sweets and chocolates. Well, you may say some are already available in Singapore, but the quality is just not quite the same with the exception of a few brands. (Read: […]

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50 Lan (50嵐) – This Is The Original KOI

[Taipei, Taiwan] Some of my friends who travel to Taipei were asking, “There is NO KOI in Taipei!” In case you do not know why that shock, KOI is one of the most known bubble tea brands in Singapore. Nothing beats having your favourite drink from where it origins. They are about right. There is […]

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Din Tai Fung – Mid-Autumn Taiwan Pineapple Cakes

Looks like the Taiwanese style pineapple cakes are gaining popularity in Singapore as gifts during the Mid-Autumn festival, other than traditional lotus mooncakes. (Read: Why Do Taiwanese Give Pineapple Cakes During Mid-Autumn?) Din Tai Fung is also offering their pineapple cakes as gift sets, $24.80 nett for a box of eight with premium Jasmine tea. […]

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Din Tai Fung at Taipei 101 + Guide To Eating Xiao Long Bao The Right Way

[Taipei, Taiwan] Din Tai Fung is the world’s most famous Xiao Long Bao (small steamed buns) makers which originated in Taiwan, ranked as one of the world’s top 10 restaurants by The New York Times in 1993. Over at Hong Kong, Din Tai Fung’s Silvercord Branch (新港店) and Yee Wo Branch (怡和店) at Causeway Bay […]

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SunnyHills – Why Do Taiwanese Give Pineapple Cakes During Mid-Autumn?

Mooncakes are the traditional delicacy for the Mid-Autumn Festival, where round mooncakes resemble the full moon and is a symbol of family reunion and completeness in traditional Chinese culture. We say “yuan yuan man man” which means ‘round and abundant’. Over at Taiwan, it seems that two things have caught the waves – barbecue and […]

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