Restaurant Taipei

Xi Le Man Zu Noodle House: Standout Taipei Niu Rou Mian

Two famous beef noodle soup restaurants are located around the corner from Din Tai Fung, but everybody knows about them. VG Gallery Studio Cafe co-owner Eric Huang directed me to a viable alternative around...
Restaurant Taipei

Shan Xi Dao Xiao Mien: Knife-Cut Noodle Technology

Navigating Taipei without the ability to speak Mandarin (or read Chinese) can be a major challenge, but since I don’t like to limit myself to an itinerary, downtime explorations were inevitable. Promising leads melted...
Restaurant Sign Tainan

Chen’s Oyster Rolls: Special Taiwanese Seafood in Tainan

We took a break from an epic Tainan street food crawl to take a boat ride down the mangrove-framed canal that runs alongside Cao Da-jhong Temple. Maybe it was the giant, prehistoric-looking crabs that...
Tour Guide Tainan

Tainan Street Food Crawl

Our tour of Tainan with lifelong local Elisa Lu started food-free, complete with the impressive Datianhou Gong Temple, Dutch-built Fort Provintia, and a lesson on Taiwan’s original naming as Isla Formosa by the Portuguese....
Restaurant Sign Tainan

Sheng Li: Victorious Tainan Breakfast

FTW, or For The Win, has become a frequent online refrain. Sheng Li, which translates to English as “victory” and goes by Sheng Li Breakfast/Late Snack (勝利早點/宵夜), certainly made an early morning win possible...
Buddhist Monastery Kaohsiung

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center Tea House

Thousands of people flock daily to the multi-structure complex at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, which debuted after WWII and includes a new Buddha, eight towering pagodas, and a sprawling food court containing...