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Tainan’s Stir-fry 100 Street

I love ‘stir-fry 100’.  I really enjoy the casual, late-night sensation of sitting outside until late, drinking beers and conversing animatedly with your friends.  ‘Stir-fry 100’ refers to restaurants that serve reasonably priced dishes, starting from NT$100.  The restaurants are usually … Continue reading

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National Museum of Taiwan History

Check out a recent guest post I wrote for the informative kidzone-tw blog, a useful resource for families in Taiwan, about the newly opened National Museum of Taiwan History in Tainan.  You may not have yet heard of it (it is hidden … Continue reading

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Fangyuan Ice Lolly

During a recent visit back to Tainan for Chinese New Year, I was able to revisit one of my favourite shops from my student days:  Fangyuan Ice Lolly.  Even though it was winter and cold (even for southern Taiwan), we … Continue reading

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Giant strawberry daifuku

A few months ago, I was watching a program on television about snacks in Tainan.  One of the segments that really stood out was about a shop that makes a type of giant-sized mochi called ‘dafu’ (大福, known in Japanese as daifuku).  … Continue reading

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Tainan: shrimp rolls

I think most of my readers will know by now that I have a bit of a love affair with Tainan.  Perhaps it is because I remember Tainan from my student days.  Or perhaps it is because my homestay family … Continue reading

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Tainan: Tai-cheng Fruit Shop

Snacking on regional produce does not need to be unhealthy.  Tainan has several fruit shops and stalls that take advantage of the area’s abundance fresh produce.  My favourite fruit stall is the Tai-cheng Fruit Shop at No 80 Zhengxing Street … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Meatballs in Tainan

Did you know that one of the famous ‘snack foods’ (小吃 — xiao chi) in Taiwan is its meatballs?  I’m talking about Taiwan, not Sweden!  Actually, the meat balls here are a bit different to what you would expect.  They … Continue reading

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Tainan Fish Noodles

You haven’t tried fish noodles (魚麵 – yumian) until you have eaten at the Xia Family Handmade Noodle Shop.  My good friend Amy insisted we try fish noodles when we last visited Tainan.  At first I didn’t quite understand what all … Continue reading

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Tainan: Pasta soup, Taiwanese style

On a recent trip down to Tainan in southern Taiwan, my former homestay family delighted in taking us on a progressive eating tour of the city.  It was lots of fun: we would double park the car in front of … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Tainan

Tainan is famous for its ‘xiao chi — 小吃’ or snack food. And one of its most famous eating establishments is Ah Gong (阿憨鹹粥 — “ah gong yu zhou” in Taiwanese, or ‘a han xian zhou’ in Mandarin). Eating fish … Continue reading

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