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Huashan Creative Park 華山1914文創園區, Taipei

Huashan Creative Park 華山1914文創園區, Taipei

Huashan Creative Park is the cultural center for not only Taipei, but for the country of Taiwan as well. With the combination of art and food, the park provides a historic setting. Built by the Japanese in the early part of the 20th century, Huashan was originally a wine factory, till its relocation in the...
Marsalis at Home Hotel, Taipei

Marsalis at Home Hotel, Taipei

Marsalis, located in the 3rd floor lobby of the Home Hotel, is a Jazz/Whiskey Lounge. The combination of Jazz and Whiskey offers a refiner experience for the discerning. With dozens of different whiskeys and scotches, Marsalis overwhelmed me with their fine selections. I had previously thought I had a decent knowledge of single malts and...
Taiwanese Sausage 香腸

Taiwanese Sausage 香腸

My last post, for awhile about Taiwan, ends with a short one about Taiwanese Sausage. At least one thing in Taiwan never changes and will always stay the same – Taiwanese Sausages香腸. Taiwanese sausage is an unmistakable aroma that gets juices in your mouth and belly going. Different from American or even German sausage, the...
Milk King 臺一牛奶大王, Taipei

Milk King 臺一牛奶大王, Taipei

The slushie is dessert that all youngsters in Taiwan grew up with. 臺一牛奶大王 Milk King, in particular, specializes in the typical Taiwanese slushie – heck that’s all they serve there. A regular Slushie is shaved ice with different toppings. The shaved ice, is derived, often, from a solid ice block. With a rotating system, it is shaved...
MaLa 嗎哪, Taipei

MaLa 嗎哪, Taipei

One of the popular Chinese cuisines, if you can say cuisine – perhaps method is more appropriate, is Hot Pot (cooking). Do It Yourself (DIY) cooking is found in many Asian cuisines. With Korean BBQ, Japanese Shabu Shabu, Japanese Tempura/Sushi Bars, Mongolian BBQ, and Chinese Hot Pot the art or performance of cooking and preparing...
Fool’s Noodles 小南門福州傻瓜乾麵, Taipei

Fool’s Noodles 小南門福州傻瓜乾麵, Taipei

Fool’s Noodles is a noodle shop that features simple “dry” (soup-less or non wet noodles). A small chain, Fool’s Noodles apparently does and specializes in one thing – Sha Gua Gan Mian (傻瓜干面, a version of 熱乾麵). These noodles are prepared simply without sauce and essentially without any flavor. It is up to you to...

Tainan A-Hui Fried Eel 台南阿輝炒鱔魚, Taipei

Eel Noodles is a delicacy that is part of Tainan cuisine. This dish is first stir-fried with the eel with scallions, onions, vinegar, soy sauce and other ingredients. The sauce, thickened, then served on noodles. It may seem simple to prepare, it often takes a master to make it just right. And at A-Hui, they...
Oola Mexican Grill, Taipei (Closed)

Oola Mexican Grill, Taipei (Closed)

One of the toughest cuisines to find is Mexican food. I take that back, there’s actually a few. I hear there’s one in Tienmu, maybe a couple in Taipei, and even on in Dansuei. I’ve been coming to Taipei, on a yearly basis and never had the urge to try Mexican food. Yet, when I...
Tainan Hong Yutou 台南洪芋頭擔仔麵, Taipei Station

Tainan Hong Yutou 台南洪芋頭擔仔麵, Taipei Station

A couple of years ago, Breeze Center started managing the Taipei Station’s 2nd floor food court. Their initiatives included an area devoted to the traditional Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, exotic cuisines from Middle East, Italy, Vietnam, and Korea, and an area of Bakeries, Cafes, and restaurants. My personal favorite area is the Taiwanese night market...
KaoChi 高記, Taipei

KaoChi 高記, Taipei

Like its, more famous neighbor, 鼎泰豐 Din Tai Fung, 高記 KaoChi is known for it 元籠小籠包 Shanghai Steamed Pork Buns, also known as Xiao Long Buns. But locals know Kao Chi for it 上海生煎包 Shanghai style fried pork buns. A friend, who lives just down an alley close by, told me when he was a...
Da Lai Kodate大來小館, Taipei

Da Lai Kodate大來小館, Taipei

Lu Ro Fan is part of a main staple in Taiwan. Like noodles, this rice dish, is simply made with fatty pork and rice. For a quick fix, I know I can pick up a bowl(or two), if I am hungry late at night, or if I don’t have much time, and is one of...
Hanyang Korean Cuisine, Taipei 韓國料理漢陽館

Hanyang Korean Cuisine, Taipei 韓國料理漢陽館

There’s a small group of Shandong-nese that are not directly from China, but from Korea. In Taipei, there’s a small community, and they speak Mandarin, Shandong Hwa, and even Korean. It’s fascinating to understand so many languages and cultures. Opened by Shandongense, Hanyang features traditional Korean BBQ cuisine. With the standard Korean BBQ grilling tables,...

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