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Coco Ichibanya Curry House

There is something uniquely comforting about Japanese curry.  Brought to Japan by the British, who developed a taste for curry during their exploits in India, it has been adapted to suit East Asian taste buds.  While it is a popular … Continue reading

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Wow: Tokiya

On Friday, Mr Taiwanxifu and I stole away briefly from the baby for a meeting and lunch together. As we had an appointment on Nanjing East Road, the former financial center of Taipei before the development of Xinyi, he chose … Continue reading

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Centered on Taipei Magazine article: Shin Yeh 101

Check out my recent article in the August edition of Centered on Taipei Magazine, where I review Shin Yeh 101. 

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Beijing Do It True

Like many Taiwanese would-be gourmets, Mr Taiwanxifu and I have developed the bad habit of ‘checking in’ on Facebook when we are out dining — and posting blurry food photos from our smartphones so that people can know where we … Continue reading

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Shanghai Shanghai

Shanghai Shanghai was one of the first restaurants that I visited after arriving in Taipei, and one that I have since returned to several times.  It’s reliable menu and comfortable surrounds make it perfect as a Friday night venue with … Continue reading

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Traditional Taiwanese: Shin Yeh

Shin Yeh makes traditional Taiwanese home-style food trendy.  Through their several restaurants in Taipei (and associated global chain) they offer up more choices than just Taiwanese dishes. But recreating old-fashioned fare for a modern clientele is the heart of their business and what … Continue reading

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Kanpai

Christmas is the time for family, and for us this year it included an early January visit for my father.  We wanted to take him somewhere special, with his only stipulation being that he wanted to dine at a Japanese … Continue reading

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Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo.  Just the name intrigues.  Pronounced wool-la-mar-loo, it harkens to a trendy inner-Sydney suburb home to several European style cafes.  It is also a popular hangout for antipodean and other expats in Taipei.

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Satisfied House

I love the name of this restaurant:  ‘Satisfied House’ (滿意樓).  Situated in Jiaoxi (礁溪), it serves up Taiwanese style classics at prices a fraction of what you would expect in Taipei.  (Many of their dishes are NT$100 or under.)  It … Continue reading

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Xiao Chen’s Beef Noodle Soup

Taipei is famous for its beef noodle soup, and there are at least 3,000 beef noodle soup outlets around the city.  I have discovered that nearly everyone in Taipei has his or her own favourite beef noodle place.  Just bring … Continue reading

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