Category Archives: Taiwanese

Hot Star Chicken (Sydney)

HBV was pretty excited to learn recently that the iconic Taiwanese chicken joint, Hot Star, had landed in Sydney. Hot Star is possibly one of the most flocked to fast food joints in Taipei. It started in Taipei’s famous Shilin … Continue reading

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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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I Wok

I NEED to make this confession: I get my morning pre-work caffeine fix from an Asian takeaway outlet called I Wok made by a bloke named Johnny and it’s excellent. Now Johnny may not have a drop of Italian blood … Continue reading

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Cho Dumpling King

I THINK it would be easier to get a ticket to a Jay Chou concert at Taipei Arena than a seat at Cho Dumpling King (CDK). CDK is one of the more popular little hole-in-the-wall places in the Burlington Centre … Continue reading

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East West Gourmet

CONTRIBUTORS to menu and social networking food web sites are making pretty big claims that East West Gourmet, nestled on the second floor food court in Chatswood’s Manadrin Centre, has one of the best Hainanese chicken rice in Sydney. The … Continue reading

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White Rabbit Gallery – Redux

THE Hungry Bon Vivant has had his home taken over by builders and as such was forced to find new temporary digs. I was fortunate enough to take over a mate’s warehouse conversion just around the corner from the White … 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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