Journey to Kinmen Island 金門: A Must in Taiwan

This past week I took a 3 day 2 night trip to one of Taiwan’s major outer islands, Kinmen Island. It was my first time to Taiwan’s outer islands. Kinmen is simply incredible, and has become my favorite domestic destination in Taiwan. Filled with history, tradition and true old-school Taiwanese‬ flavor and friendliness, yet fully in…

Top 5 Burger Joints in Taipei, 台北前5名漢堡店

Everyone loves burgers, even here in Taiwan a few thousand KM across the Pacific Ocean from the birthplace of the great American classic. Some like it just once in a while, some view it as a religion. I love me a good juicy cheeseburger any day. But I also take things relatively, especially when it…

Review: Paris 1930 Winter Black Truffle Tasting at the Ritz Landis Taipei

Last week we had dinner at the Paris 1930 Restaurant in the Ritz Landis Hotel, Taipei. They currently have their limited time Winter Black Truffle Tasting menu. The 11 course menu came down to around NTD$4200 (USD$125) per person without wine, which is more expensive than their usual offering and definitely expensive in Taipei but…

The Marriott Taipei and Garden Kitchen Restaurant

The Marriott Taipei [Scroll down if you just want to read about the food!] Taipei’s newest hotel had its soft-opening in July this year and will officially open sometime this month (at least from the last I heard). The Marriott Hotel Taipei is located in Dazhi, right by the Miramar shopping center and across the…

Taiwan: Northeast Asia’s Underrated Gem

Thought I’d share a great article written about Taiwan. Indeed a unfairly underrated destination that is too often overlooked. Yet it has so much to offer, chief among which is the food. But like the NY Times, which ranked Taiwan as the #11 place to visit in 2014, said, its urban/rural within 1 hour of…

Yup! Seafood, it’s an addiction.

It’s a fact, Taiwanese people are seafood lovers, and this really shouldn’t come as a surprise because we are after all people of an island nation! To address the need for Taipei city goers to get their hands on fresh seafood without having to drive out to the coastal ports, the Taipei Fish Market (台北魚市) was…