Review: Hanko 60 Bar Taipei, Creative Local Craft Cocktails

A few weeks ago I reviewed a great hidden gem of a bar called SoShow Bar & Restaurant. Where I mentioned how I’ve been looking for those bars that bring local Taiwanese or Taipei elements, be it ingredients, tastes, texture, or ambiance, to craft cocktails at an international standard bar. SoShow fit that bill perfectly…

Sarabeth’s Taiwan Brings New York Brunching to Taipei

Today saw the grand opening of Sarabeth’s Taiwan on the B1 level of Sogo DunHua Department Store (next to Coffee Lover’s Paradise, which by the way if you love coffee you should go check out). And all I can say is wow, about time a all day brunch-focused restaurant opened up in Taipei and what…

Review: The Lobster Bar v. 龍波斯特Lobster.Foods

This is the first post in my newly revamped blog, hope you guys like the new look and organization! This month while browsing Instagram I came across a post on 龍波斯特Lobster.Foods in Taipei. A small restaurant focused on lobster rolls and lobster-centric dishes. This got me real excited as I do occasionally crave a good…

[Updated] Review: SoShow Bar & Restaurant: A Hidden Gem

[Updated July 2017] Taipei has recently seen an explosion of bars coming on to the scene here. From beer gardens to craft beer houses, from speakeasies to glamorous lounges, from wine bars to whiskey bars. I am certainly not complaining, and my favorites among these many choices are: Alchemy (not that new, but nonetheless a…

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…