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...
Restaurant Tainan

Shanghai Pavilion: Dramatic Setting and Cuisine in Tainan Shangri-La

Maybe it was the adrenaline, but finding room for a feast after a 12-stop Tainan street food crawl was no problem at Shanghai Pavilion, a top-floor restaurant at the Shangri-La Far Eastern Hotel that...
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...
Restaurant Kaohsiung

Old Li’s: Ladling Up Sparerib Soup Since 1971 in Kaohsiung

Tick. Tick. Tick. The government-sponsored tour bus was set to depart from Kaohsiung’s Grand Hi-Lai Hotel in an hour and my clumsy side street explorations could only last so long before the group might...
Restaurant Kaohsiung

Kuo’s: Kaohsiung Classic for Taiwanese Comfort Food

When traveling half-way around the world, it sometimes feels like six meals a day isn’t enough, since it might be my last time in that country, ever. My government sponsored trip to Taiwan had...
Restaurant Sign Kaohsiung

Houdefu: Taiwanese Comfort Food in Kaohsiung

I didn’t take a moment’s break during my short stay in Kaohsiung, waking up at dawn to squeeze in a breakfast (or two) before touring the Taiwanese city, and staying out late (in the...