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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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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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Bird’s Nest (Niao Wo Wo)

The Xinyi district, especially the area near the Taipei City Government, is fast becoming the commercial epicenter of Taipei.  Unfortunately, this is not yet matched by reasonably priced venues for the power lunch (would be restaurateurs please take note).  So … Continue reading

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Taipei Lamb Stew – with a Vietnamese twist

Hot pot is perfect to take the edge off the lingering chill of winter in Taipei, and there are many options in Taipei to choose from. But if you want to try something a bit different, I highly recommend the … Continue reading

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Three Little Pigs: Casual food, good fun

If you are after a local restaurant in the Xinyi area – somewhere other than in a mega-department store – then try Three Little Pigs. Three Little Pigs (三隻小豬熱炒100 – san ji xiao zhu rechao 100) is a casual “stir-fry … Continue reading

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My local “stir-fry 100”: Ah-Cheng

Down the road from our apartment is a small restaurant called Taiwan Ah-cheng Danzi mian (台灣阿成担仔麵). At least, that’s the name on the business card: the street sign is hard to find, although you can tell it is a restaurant … Continue reading

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Saturday morning at the markets

Over the last few months we have developed a family tradition: going for a walk together to the local ‘wet’ markets on Saturday morning.  We usually go to the roadside markets along Linkou St in Xinyi District, but sometimes we go … Continue reading

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Some like it hot: Taihodien

Indulging in spicy hot pot is a popular way to take the edge of Taipei’s early winter chill. I always thought that Sichuan province, and in particular Chongqing, took the honours for its spicy hot pot. But I have discovered … Continue reading

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