Category Food

Wine and Gourmet festival Taipei

What’s happening in Taipei: May edition

A roundup of events to check out this May in Taipei.

Review of RAW Taipei: 8 course fine dining

A review of Taipei’s most talked about fine dining restaurant, and one of Asia’s best, RAW. Find out what the fuss is about here.

An 800m Wander Down Dihua Street’s Lunar New Year’s Market

In Taipei and need Lunar New Year’s plans? You won’t regret a colorful trip down Dihua Street.

Bean there, done that: The low down on Taipei cafes

Dear Taipei, You know that well-worn saying “Never talk about sex, politics and religion”? I’d like to add another topic to the mix- coffee. Think about it- like sex, religion and politics, people have incredibly strong opinions about coffee, and will doggedly fight you to the bitter end to make you see their way. Where to […]

A visit to Nanmen Market (南門市場)

If you’re after a local experience, you can’t beat picking up some produce with the locals at Nanmen Market

Thanksgiving in Taipei 2015

Dear Taipei, What do Thanksgiving, a French restaurant, an Aussie, a Taiwanese woman and November 28th have in common? Well, apart from sounding like the pilot of an underrated, but utterly hilarious indie drama on a community channel, not a whole lot a part from the Thanksgiving dinner which ensued yesterday. Last night my friend […]

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Today I put a pomelo on head and was blessed by the heavens

What is Mid Autumn Festival, and why do people put pomelos on their head to celebrate? Find out here.

How to Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Mangos, Wontons, Tarts and Cider

Dear Taipei, It’s a question that has always plagued travelers since the dawn of time- to buy the ticket to the top, or to find a view for free? In certain locations, I think it’s probably worth the price to pay. I’d imagine going up to the Empire State Building would be incredible, if only […]

How to Hong Kong: Making Food Babies At Tim Ho Wan

Dear Taipei, I will let you in on something that makes me sounds hilariously hipster in a shameful “I saw an indie band by myself and killed them so I’d be the only one who knew about them” type of way. I vehemently dislike going to international branches of famous restaurants. From my experience, going to […]

How to Hong Kong: Part 1

Dear Taipei, I hope you don’t mind, but over the next couple of entries I would like to share with you my “How to Hong Kong” guide. Yes, I am expressing extreme and controversial creative license by conjugating Hong Kong into a verb, but I believe in order to make the most of Hong Kong […]