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What is more Taiwanese than biandang (便當), the boxed lunch boxes found throughout Taiwan? And what better place to eat one than the seaside summer town of Fulong (福隆), which is famous for its biandang.
It is on again: save the date of 21 June. A year ago I shared the secret treasure trove that lies within the Salvation Army Charity Bazaar. You never know what you will find. But I always find a lot, and … Continue reading
Taiwan is becoming closer to South East Asia. I don’t mean that Taiwan is geographically moving, but there is greater intermarriage, investment, business links, and increasingly, fantastic South East Asian derived restaurants opening in Taipei and elsewhere on the island. I-Chun … Continue reading
My life goal is to be a bridge between cultures, especially Taiwanese/Chinese and Western cultures. The Taiwanxifu project is exactly that: it aims to help people understand Taiwan. And now I am thrilled to be an honorary tourism Ambassador for … Continue reading
The blogging and travel writing sphere is filled with mostly-male accounts of travelling adventures. Usually it fits in the ‘climb the highest mountain’ realm of racing to go the highest, the farthest, to the rarest or most unusual place in … Continue reading
What is Taiwanese food? This is a question that is often difficult to answer. It derives from many influences: Fujian, Shanghai, Beijing, northern China, Japan, the indigenous tribes, America, Europe, and increasingly from Vietnam and other places in South East Asia. … Continue reading
Xiaolongbao – those tiny round dumplings that visitors to Taipei go ga-gaa about, that have made the Taiwanese Din Tai Fung restaurant chain legendary, and encouraged people to return to read this blog. I had always wondered how to make … Continue reading
You know a place is good when you eat lunch there and then decide to go back to the same venue at dinnertime.
Hold the date: the Taipei European School’s annual summer fair will be held on Saturday, 24 May. If you are decluttering ahead of a move home over the summer, or just need an excuse to clear space so that you … Continue reading
Ever been invited to someone’s home for dinner in Taiwan and wondered what to bring? Or have you wondered why Taiwanese friends prefer going out rather than inviting friends to their place for a dinner party?