The Closest to Michelin Starred we’re ever Going to Eat: Din Tai Fung
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The Closest to Michelin Starred we’re ever Going to Eat: Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is probably the most famous restaurant in Taiwan. Being famous for food in Taiwan is actually a more common expression than you would think. Here, there’s a street vendor, stall, eatery or restaurant that is famous for something or other at nearly every turn. The stall famed for the most crispy spring-onion … Continue reading

Green Island: It’s Really Green
Arts / BBQ / Beaches / Culture / Food / Getting Around / Good Eats / Good Sleeps / Green Island / Guesthouses / Hikes/Trails / History / Hot Springs / Ice/Ice Cream / Noodles / Organic/Local / Parks / Recommendations / Rice / Taiwan / Temples / Vegetarian

Green Island: It’s Really Green

Green Island (Lǜ Dǎo) certainly lives up to its name, it is hugely lush, covered in dense green forest and surrounded by gleaming ocean. The small volcanic island sits off the east coast of Taiwan, so is of course accessible by ferry, or as its been termed elsewhere “a vomit boat.” Armed with motion sickness … Continue reading

Vegetarianism in Taiwan: Cooking at Home
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Vegetarianism in Taiwan: Cooking at Home

In Taiwan, eating out is certainly the cheaper option. You can get a bowl of noodles for as little as NT$40 (88p). For me though, there really is nothing like home-cooking. In my first post about vegetarianism outside the house in Taiwan, I mentioned that as vegetarians we often get asked the same question by … Continue reading

Reach for the Sky: Tea & Hiking at Maokong
Arts / BBQ / Cong yong bin / Culture / Desserts / Drawing/Painting / Food / Getting Around / Hikes/Trails / History / Ice/Ice Cream / Maokong / Milk Tea / Noodles / Organic/Local / Parks / Rice / Rivers / Rivers / Street Food / Taipei / Taiwan / Tea / Temples / Vegetarian / Waterfalls

Reach for the Sky: Tea & Hiking at Maokong

Maokong sits majestically on the edge of the Taipei basin, looking out over the city. In the past, Maokong was the largest tea-growing area in the capital, but these days it’s a hotspot for tea culture and hikers. Maokong is tipped as one of the things to do whilst in Taiwan, but despite that opinion … Continue reading

Shuanglienpi: Here bee Rivers and Mountains…
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Shuanglienpi: Here bee Rivers and Mountains…

In Taiwan, there are days where getting out of the sun is essential, and today was one of those days. Our language-exchange took us to Shuanglienpi; a streamy-mountainous area west of Yilan. A Google search (in English) will tell you very little, and you won’t find it in Lonely Planet either. To the locals, however, … Continue reading