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For seafood lovers

I have just celebrated my 40th birthday.  Unlike my 30th birthday (why is it that women often feel the need to have achieved success by 30?), this anniversary felt both grownup and relaxed.  And one of the highlights was enjoying … Continue reading

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Kouhsiangting: Taipei Times Restaurant Review

An article I have written about a Taiwanese/Japanese style restaurant in Yilan called ‘Kouhsiangting’ (口香亭) has just been published in the Taipei Times.  Check it out online here. Here are some more photos taken at Kouhsiangting:

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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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Xiaolongbao at the Luodong Night Markets

I still salivate when I remember the food we ate on our recent family holiday adventure to Yilan.  Although Yilan is not far from Taipei (we live close to the Xinyi tunnel, so we can be in Yilan in under an hour), … Continue reading

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Yilan for Lovers: Gama Cafe Shop

On our recent family holiday to Yilan, my husband (Sam) and I managed to sneak out one night for a few hours after our toddler, Austin, went to sleep.  Don’t worry, there was someone with him and in any case, … Continue reading

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Plum vinegar from Cangjiu Winery

We recently went on a short family holiday in Yilan (also spelt Ilan), where we spent a morning visiting the Cangjiu winery (藏酒酒莊).  The Cangjiu winery is set up in the hills of Toucheng, Yilan county.  Owned by the same family who operate the … Continue reading

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Eight Treasures in Jiaoxi

I love bathing in the hot springs in Jiaoxi (礁溪) (near Yilan), especially during early springtime.  Soaking in the hot springs really works up an appetite, a good excuse to try some local food.  While there are many fine restaurants … Continue reading

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