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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...
Restaurant Taipei

Taiwanese Restaurant: Generic Name, Homegrown Comfort Food

Hotel dining has a stigma as being generic and overpriced, but that doesn’t have to be the case, as I learned at a series of distinctive restaurants in Taipei, Tainan, and Kaohsiung’s Grand Hi-Lai...
Milk Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Milk King: Where Cow Meets Papaya

The Southern Taiwan city, Kaohsiung, is known for its commitment to ports, solar power and technology. It’s also famous for a peculiar culinary specialty, papaya milk. The best known outlet is Kaohsiung Milk King,...