Category Archives: Taiwan

Shihlin Taiwanese Street Snacks

SHILIN is Taipei’s famous night market and has a large food stall area popular for its variety of dishes – you can get anything from frogs’ eggs and oyster omelettes to beef noodle soup and stinky tofu. The night market … Continue reading

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Hong’s Noodles (洪芋頭擔仔麵 – 古亭店)

BACK in 1895, Tainan fisherman Hong Yu-tou decided to cook up his usual stewed minced pork flavoured with garlic, shallots and rock sugar. He then added this pork mixture to a fish-flavoured broth spiked with black vinegar and containing noodles … Continue reading

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Wistaria Tea House (紫藤廬)

I’AM sipping tea where scholars and intellectuals tried to shape a new Taiwan and forge democracy during Chiang Kai Shek’s murderous White Terror period. A place which became a secret meeting venue for political dissidents and avant-garde artists during the brutal crackdown … Continue reading


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