Tag Archives: Taiwan

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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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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