Food

Our best posts on finding food to eat in Taipei.

The Best Cafés Less Than Two Blocks Away Part 1: Sit-Down Edition

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a mission to drink coffee at every café within two blocks of Homey Hostel. Now, a two block radius doesn’t seem that large… I mean, how many cafés can be less than 500m away? 10 at the most right? To my surprise, I discovered that there are …

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鼎王麻辣鍋 Ding Wang Mala Hotpot, Taipei

My friend Selena, who recommended and booked for us recommended Ding Wang Spicy Hotpot (鼎旺麻辣鍋). She said it looks fancy, famous, good, affordable and quiet for us to enjoy proper hotpot dinner. So I decided to go there together with my local Taiwanese friend, Oliver.  There are actually two Ding Wang’s! Ding Wang, with the name in Romanized …

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Bubble Tea and Life: What I learned about myself in Taiwan

This was the last tapioca ball you’d chew in your hometown. Enough of the watered down, flavorless and utterly fake bubble tea at your local mall. The organic matcha-pumpkin-spice-fusion-massaged-tapioca-loaded drink no longer does it for you. Neither does any of the other plethora of Chinese restaurants flooded with flavors tailored for Western tongues. You’ve been …

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