Tag Archives: Food

Yu Chocolatier

Hmmm, chocolate.  And not just any chocolate – fine chocolate.  I am privileged to share a guest food review post by I-Chun Liu, who is keen to share her experiences of Yu Chocolatier.  Read.  Drool. Enjoy.

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Taiwanese hakka style cumquat sauce (客家金桔醬)

I love exploring Hakka food in Taiwan.  Since the Hakka are hardworking, and often lived in poorer rural areas, many of their recipes are ‘peasant food’ making the most of local and cheap ingredients.  Hakka cuisine was once overlooked as being … Continue reading

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Naosara 尚更 Handmade Udon

Guest blogger I-Chun Liu introduces another Japanese noodle restaurant, this one featuring udon.  And she is such a regular that the owner’s wife knows to prepare her ‘usual’ order.

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二月半そば 2½ months Soba

I have heard that the hot summer months are one of the best times to enjoy Japanese buckwheat soba noodles.  And I Chun-liu introduces us to a special soba place on Zhongshan North Road.

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Secret Garden: Chamkar

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

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Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice (luroufan)

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

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Recipe: making xiaolongbao

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

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Bunny listens to the music

You know a place is good when you eat lunch there and then decide to go back to the same venue at dinnertime.

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Balle Balle

As a Taiwan food blogger, one of the things I get asked about the most is for a recommendation for a good Indian restaurant.  Many people (especially in the international community) crave a good, authentic Indian curry.  In recent years, … Continue reading

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Toh-Ka-Lin at Okura Hotel

I am still feeling fat and full after Chinese New Year — even despite the passage of weeks and months.  And this year, I had already over-eaten before the main festivities started.

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