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Jiguang Eatery 吉光.小食: Gem of a find

One of the things I love best about Taipei is the unexpected and quirky micro-eateries.  These are labours of love, places that might be no bigger than a family living room but that create an oasis of calm and space … Continue reading

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Good Cho’s: Good Choice

Did anyone else in Taipei love the beautiful late Autumn, sunny weather? Perfect for venturing out and about, and for catching up with friends.

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Funky, Fabulous and Fattening: Yen Restaurant at the W Hotel

Last Friday I went out for a long lunch.  I do enjoy many business lunches, but given work demands usually I try not to be out of the office for too long.  But on this occasion the food, the ambience, the … Continue reading

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My favourite dumplings revisited

I am sitting in a soap factory in the outskirts of Taoyuan, eating some of the best xiaolongbao (小籠包) dumplings in Taiwan, arguably as good as or better than the famous Din Tai Fung.  In fact, I like them so … Continue reading

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A romantic oasis: the villa herbs

A few weeks ago, Mr Taiwanxifu took me out on a date.  Being a food lovers, you would think we go out on dates all the time.  But not so: outside of work or social functions, we usually eat simply at … Continue reading

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The Sweet Life: Micasa Dolci

Blogging and writing is for me a compulsion.  People often ask me how I find time.  I honestly don’t know: with a full-time career, two young children and community interests I don’t have much idle time.  But if you want … Continue reading

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French meets East: Chamonix

Who says that Teppanyaki cooking is only for Japanese style food?  The method can be adapted to fusion cuisine, as I discovered when I dined at Chamonix: a Taiwanese upper-end chain restaurant that combines French flair with precision Japanese technique and quality … Continue reading

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Metro Bodhi

What to do when some members of your party are conscious vegetarians, but others are not yet so enlightened? One solution could be dining at Metro Bodhi, an urban-Buddhist themed restaurant that open mindedly caters to vegetarians, those who like … Continue reading

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Eat Together

I love a good buffet.  I feel excited by a sense of endless possibilities, of wonder at the beautifully presented piles of fresh food, and longing to sample an array of different cuisines.  But some buffets can be a bit, well, … Continue reading

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Shaffer’s Kitchen

Howard is a lucky man.  His wife can cook.  Jennifer cooks with passion, a love of people and the food that connects them, and an interest in re-creating the north American food her husband enjoys.  And now she has opened … Continue reading

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