Looking for Taiwanese food? Get suggestions on where to find it near you, plus discuss specific dishes like shaved ice and oyster pancakes.

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...

Din Tai Fung Santa Clara

by trueblu 4 months ago

We wanted to venture to the Peninsula today and since we've not actually eaten at a Chinese restaurant in exactly 18 months (last such meal, for CNY was at Da Dong in Beijing!!), we really wanted a...

Is boba tea a girly thing?

by stratford 6 years ago

Was wondering if boba/bubble tea, the Taiwanese cold sweetened tea drink with tapioca balls, is considered a girly drink? I've mostly seen a lot of young women have it in NY and CA, but I'm not su...

Next food supply shortage: Boba on the West Coast

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Shipping containers from Asia are piling up at West Coast ports, delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t ...

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...

Flushing Golden Mall - basement is closed

by kimijye2 2 years ago

Whoa, a friend told me last night that the underground Golden Mall in Flushing has closed, taking with it our favorite dumpling spot. We called it the Three Ladies dumpling restaurant – located ...

Journey to the Dumpling | Xlnt XLB in Elk Grove

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Highlight of my recent trip to the Capitol was a dinner stop at Journey to the Dumpling in Elk Grove on my way home. It had been open for four weeks.

Excellent Chinese spot in Flushing or NYC Chinatown

by kimijye2 2 years ago

For Monday-before-Christmas lunch next week, we are looking for a lunch spot in Flushing or NYC Chinatown that serves excellent Chinese food. If it is an upscale venue, even better – but it doesn't...

Yang's Noodles | Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

In May, I took a break from driving in the rain for early dinner at Yang's Noodles. Besides being mentioned here, I’d been wanting to try Yang’s because the culinary team at Elk Grove's Journey to ...

Love Bao Taiwanese Kitchen in Cary?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Stumbled upon the images in this IG account and thought the food looks quite good. So I'm passing it along to the local community to check out. Love Bao opened in July and is in the food court of H...

You tiao and dou jiang in Flushing or Manhattan

by kimijye2 2 years ago

Looking for really tasty you tiao. My Manhattan Chinatown source dried up and I need a new source. It's an essential part of my favorite breakfast spread.

Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

"PAPA CHANG'S," Markham - Delicious and outstanding, authentic and fusion Taiwanese delicacies and snacks! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

I am sure the posting of this review by this aged and seasoned Baby-Boomer will evoke quite a few laughter amongst some of our millennial members for being so passé and antiquated? Since its openin...

Din Tai Fung San Diego opening Oct 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A short while ago Din Tai Fung announced on FB that the San Diego location will open October 1. During the initial months it will be reservations only, and it starts accepting reservations tonight....

Soy Milk Breakfast in the Bay Area

by el Mitch 3 years ago

Where can I find a good place to have Chinese/Taiwanese soy milk for breakfast with yu tiao, shao bing, fan tuan, etc.? Somewhere on the Peninsula would be convenient for the first meal of the day ...

Taiwanese Snacks & Desserts

Bobby Wham
by Bobby Wham 4 years ago

I have been to Cha Me Cha, Ten Ren, Papa Chang's, are there any other great Taiwanese spots in Markham, Richmond Hill or Scarborough that I'm missing out on? Who has the best popcorn chicken, who h...

Taiwan Pork Pepper Bun (Hu Jiao Bing)

by twnfoodie 4 years ago

Hi All - Does anyone know of someone that has worked at a Pork Pepper Bun shop (probably in TW)? I've tried many published recipes online and none of the dough is as flaky (outside) and chewy (ins...

Bebe Fusion (Taiwanese) in Pictures

by Porthos 8 years ago

Well Tony C was right again, this place does raise Taiwanese food to the next level. That guy should start a blog or something ;) The location is a bit odd. It's in a residential area and the n...

Lemongrass Hot Pot In Boca

by erica 4 years ago

Four of us had dinner at this branch of a Taiwanese hotpot chain last Friday night. They take reservations. Although I did not take notes, the overall impression of each of us is that this is a...