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

Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong
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Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong

I previously wrote a blog post about the two questions we inevitably get asked as vegetarians living in Taiwan: Is that not really difficult in Taiwan? Irrevocably followed by: What do you eat? Well, one of my favourite foods to eat out in Taiwan is curry (gā lǐ)! Yes, curry!  When thinking about Taiwan cuisine … Continue reading

Green Island: It’s Really Green
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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

There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café
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There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café

There has always been a place for Love Café in our hearts, ever since we did our first language exchange there when we first came to LuoDong. We often take an amble there for black iced coffee or fruit tea when we have a spare hour or so, and on our must recent trip we … 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

Good Eats: The Fu Bar
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Good Eats: The Fu Bar

On the edge of the golden sands of Fulong beach, right down by the temple, sits the South African run Fu Bar. We’ve been there twice now, led by our South African friend – of course! Eat: stuffed pita breads named after wild animals, salads from Greek to Caesar, and meaty SA-style barbeques. For vegetarians, … Continue reading

Beyond Wufenqi: River-Tracing in Jiaoxi
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Beyond Wufenqi: River-Tracing in Jiaoxi

There’s more to Wufenqi than Wufenqi waterfall. Escape the throngs of day-trippers and within minutes you’ll have the tranquility of the forest to yourself. With Liezl and our couch-surfer Leo in tow, Charlie and I spent the last day of June in search of alternative waterfalls. What we found was enough to rival our adventures … Continue reading