味鼎安和 – Clean & comfortable Taiwanese breakfast spot

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A newish breakfast place in the neighbourhood that serves a slightly modernized version of Taiwanese breakfast foods: their signature danbing (蛋餅)is pretty large and comes with a pork chop, egg and cheese inside (shown in the background of the pic), and their sesame breads(燒餅) come sandwich style (shown in the paper bag). And of course, front and centre is the … Read More

Sushi Cakes

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These pics are from a bakery, believe it or not! Nigiri cakes and beer mug jello, well I can (kind of) understand that… But on what occasion is it appropriate to serve a fish head cake?

Yuanxiao vs. Tangyuan

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Check out these *fried* yuanxiao! Apparently yuanxiao (元宵) are made by rolling in glutinous rice flour with large, flat woven baskets – instead of merely wrapping the filling with a dough, as tangyuan (湯圓) are. But tell me, would you be able to taste the difference? 🤔 #元宵節 Ho Hsing 1947合興壹玖肆柒No. 223, Section 1, Dihua St, Datong District, Taipei City, … Read More

Pallets of Bok Choy

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They were literally distributing pallets of bokchoy (白菜) at Taipei City Hall today. Is this the hot new thing people are group-buying now?

a bike ride in Jiaoxi

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We’re spending the month of August on the east coast of Taiwan, and today was a bike ride through Jiaoxi in Yilan County… This town is a major tourist spot because of its hot springs – and its easy access from Taipei (less than an hour’s drive through a remarkable mountain tunnel). Another popular spot? The roast chicken at 甕窯雞: … Read More

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