People often ask me what I miss most from living in Taiwan. Aside from the gorgeous views and bustling 24/7 lifestyle, you probably already know the answer…I miss the food. Especially places like Din Tai Fung. DTF was our Monday night ritual in Taipei for several years. Now that I am not in Asia as […]
A look at some of Erin’s favorite Asian dumplings from around the world.
Pork and Crab xiaolongbao from Shanghai Pavilion Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei.
Taiwan is known for its signature Asian cuisine found at night markets whereas Singapore is known for its hawker centers — but how do they actually differ?
Our recent visit to the Shangri-La’s Shang Palace at the Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. They feature Cantonese cuisine although we were less than impressed with their dinner menu. Definitely recommend going for dim sum however.
Last night, we visited the Yangtze River restaurant inside the Howard Plaza Hotel. One of the numerous delicious dishes we ordered was the deep fried frog legs – this photo is the small portion (which still feeds four people!)
Drunken chicken is a common item in Chinese cuisine. It originated in the Zhejiang province of eastern China. The chicken is marinated in and then cooked in Shaoxing wine. Another version involves steaming the meat and then marinating overnight in the refrigerator. The chicken is served cold as an appetizer and has a liquor flavored […]
Surprisingly, quality Cantonese dim sum is quite a hit or miss in Taipei. With its proximity to Hong Kong and the variety of other mainland China culinary influences, I would have expected Taipei to be filled with excellent dim sum options. A year of exploring has led us to several decent options, which do not […]
In honor of the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday we just celebrated, this is a delicious jongzi dumpling that is traditionally served during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday but can be found throughout Taiwan the rest of the year. For more information on the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, read these two articles: Dragon Boat Festival: […]
Delicious Shanghai fried pork buns for Kao-chi restaurant here in Taipei. This Shanghai specialty is a pork stuffed bun that is crispy on the bottom and topped with sesame seeds. One order includes 10 buns and when served, they are still sizzling in the dish. Definitely a must try when visiting Taiwan!