Bubble Tea Tales: The History of Boba

No other caffeine fix is quite as aesthetically satiating as bubble tea, the Taiwanese sweet-milk-and-tea-based drink. But where did it come from and how did it get so popular? Served in a plastic cup...

Cheese in China has a long history – made with buffalo, yak, goat’s, cow’s and sheep’s milk, and everywhere from Taiwan to Tibet and 16th century Shan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Cheesemaking is not something I've associated with China's culinary or medicine traditions. So this article was fascinating to me.

Cleaver of shrapnel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The substance of this post from "The Cleaver and the Butterfly" blog is actually about other things, but I loved this intro describing a cleaver made of the shrapnel of Communist bombs. So I'm sh...

In Southern Taiwan, a Portuguese name for Spanish mackerel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . He began to suspect that the name tutuo is derived from Portuguese fish names such as bonito (a tribe of fishes related to mackerel and tuna) or dorado (a freshwater fish not to be confused...

Meet the remarkable Fu Pei-mei

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Before Martin Yan wisecracked his way into the hearts of PBS viewers in the early ’80s, and long before Ming Tsai spread the gospel of East Meets West cooking on the Food Network, there was...

Half peking duck lunch in Taipei

by eng3 4 years ago

I'll be visiting taipei on my own and would like to find a place where I can get a HALF peking duck for lunch. Preferrably a place that isnt too classy and/or expensive.

Ramen in Taipei

by divinebaboon 5 years ago

Hi hounds, I was wondering if anyone has recommendations on Ramen joints in Taipei? I know Ippudo, Santouka, Ramen Musashi, Kikanbo, and Ramen Nagi all have branches there, but are they as good as ...

Around Taiwan Itinerary

by daveinmd 6 years ago

Hi guys, I'll be taking a trip around Taiwan with my wife, parents, in-laws, brother's family + inlaws (11 people); I'm looking for advice for dining for all of us at different locations around th...

taiwan pork chop house

by vinouspleasure 6 years ago

working in the northern part of FiDi again, when my wife is not preparing dinner, I pick up pork buns at mei li wah for the kids and choose a spot for a quick dinner. Decided to try taiwan pork cho...

Taipei: Early morning beef noodles

by tofuavecfa 6 years ago

Hello! I'm in search for a beef noodle place in Taipei, preferably within a couple of stops of Taipei Main Station, that's opened around 7-9 am (so probably needs to be a 24 hours shop?). Last ...

Cooking Classes in Taiwan?

by iaminvisable 14 years ago

We are going to Taiwan for a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good cooking classes that we could take while we are there?

Wei Lu 圍爐酸菜白肉火鍋 – Amazing Hot Pot in Taipei

by Lau 6 years ago

**For full post and pics**: http://www.lauhound.com/wei-lu-%E5%9C%8D%E7%88%90%E9%85%B8%E8%8F%9C%E7%99%BD%E8%82%89%E7%81%AB%E9%8D%8B-amazing-hot-pot-in-taipei/ www.facebook.com/lauhound Wei Lu...

2015 questions re: beef noodle soup in Taipei, inc. b'fast? Diagnose me!

by dimsumfan 6 years ago

Saw some older threads but looking for updated info, and perhaps a diagnosis? I definitely prefer the richness of hong shao beef noodle soup over the refined quality of the clear version. But ca...

Seeking advice: Week long foodie trip from Japan to somewhere else.

by lederhosen 6 years ago

I'll be on a month long trip eating myself through Japan and I am thinking of adding another week to somewhere else in Asia, but can't decide where to. I am very tempted by Kuala Lumpur but Shangha...

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

by Lau 7 years ago

**For full post and pics**: http://www.lauhound.com/masa-delicious-spring-roll-ice-cream-at-tong-hua-night-market/ www.facebook.com/lauhound This is a vendor in Tong Hua Night Market that ser...

Selecting a good Taiwanese green tea

by blackpointyboots 7 years ago

Does anyone have suggestions for good quality Taiwanese green tea brands (leaf or matcha)? I checked Amazon and there are so many I just couldn't sort it out with the information given. Also not be...

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