Tag Archives: Taiwanese

Ji Guang Xiang Xiang Ji 继光香香鸡 – Taiwan’s Most Addictive Chicken Pieces

[Taipei, Taiwan] Since everyone is talking about Scooting off to Taiwan at $88, I have my own visions of what to do when I first reach Taipei – rush off to Ximending to eat Ji Guang Xiang Xiang Ji 继光香香鸡! Talking about fried chicken street food, Taiwan Hotstar Hao Da’s super large XXL chicken cutlet, […]

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ShareTea – Love for Bubbletea

ShareTea remains one of my favourite bubbletea shops, so much so that I even went to Taipei for a one day training course. It was very enriching and made me realise so much work goes into a single cup. A fan of ShareTea too? The good news is Daniel’s Food Diary is giving away 5 […]

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Sophisca – Taiwan’s “Choco Is Better Than Sex” Store Is Here In Singapore

[Taipei, Taiwan] One of my favourite souvenir candy shop in Taiwan is Sophisca. If you haven’t been there before, be ready to be chuckled by the kind of products you would come across. Let’s see… Candy bras, edible Sophie sanity pads (my favourite, lol), sweet medicated oil, tasty mahjong tiles, chocolate band aids, and strawberry […]

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Anping Bean Jelly – Tainan’s Super Smooth Tau Hway

[Tainan, Taiwan] While Tau Hway (also known as Tofu Pudding, Douhua or Bean Jelly) has taken waves in Singapore, I always remember that the best ones are eaten at its ‘hometown’ – Tainan. And of course, Tainan is the birthplace of Bean Jelly before it became popular in other Taiwanese cities. My Taiwanese host families […]

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Modern Toilet Restaurant – Oh Crap. You Eat From a Toilet Bowl!

[Taipei] This is as strange a restaurant as it can get. And no I am not kidding, this is the “TOILET bowl restaurant” located at Ximending. Well, the colourful Taiwan also has eating locales that resemble jailhouses and hospitals. Let’s see. You walk in, and sit on covered toilet bowls (which is kind of hard […]

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Taiwan’s Spraying of Water Chicken Rice – What Is It?

[Chiayi, Taiwan] Chiayi, though a lesser known area in Taiwan, is the access point of the scenic mountain area of Alishan. For those unfamiliar and wish to venture there, the popular street foods at Chiayi include Water-spray Chicken Rice, Guo’s Rice Cakes in Soup, Shrimp Egg with Preserved Mustard Green and Thick Duck Soup. Taiwan […]

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SunnyHills Pineapple Cakes – Taiwanese Delights for Chinese New Year

The last time I visited SunnyHills, they were a kiosk at Funan The IT Mall. A year later, they are occupying an entire shop at Singapore’s very renowned Raffles Hotel. I would say this is a major upgrade for the Taiwanese pineapple cakes sellers. While having Ah Teng’s Bakery, Royal China and Tiffin Room as […]

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Hot Star – Taiwan’s Most Popular Fried Chicken is in Singapore

Haven’t you heard? Taiwan’s most popular Hot-Star fried chicken (otherwise known as Hao Da Ji Pai) has arrived in Singapore! Located at City Square Mall, Singapore is the second overseas country after Hong Kong to obtain this franchise (after much persuasion I heard). The main feature is that the fried chicken is ridiculously huge – […]

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I Made Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰

As a foodie, one of the most amazing experiences for me for the SayTaiwan International Youth Week would be to make Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰. The popularity of Din Tai Fung is startling, with long queues at every branch in Singapore (and other countries), especially when it was ranked as one […]

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Do You Know Where Aiyu 愛玉 Comes From?

Do not leave Taiwan without trying its famed Aiyu Jelly 愛玉冰, which can also mean ‘Loving Jade’. It is sold at most bubble tea shops, night markets, sometimes together with sago which are usually now as “Frogs laying eggs” 青蛙下蛋 in Taiwan. If you go to Alishan, there are no less than 3 shops selling […]

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