Taiwan’s iconic Ice Monster mango shaved ice has returned to Taipei. Brett stumbled across it the other night and had to stop in.
Pork and Crab xiaolongbao from Shanghai Pavilion Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei.
In the continuing quest to eat every macaron known to man, I am easily swayed when passing a patisserie with these delightful treats. I had not been to this particular one in Taipei yet, however, our friend Janice, e*ting, from Hong Kong has raved about these on several occasions. Patisserie Sadaharu AOKI is not surprisingly […]
We met Joël Robuchon at the gala dinner in honor of his annual visit to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei, Taiwan in December, 2011.
This week, we finally got to check out the hot newcomer on the Taipei dining scene — STAY Simple Table Alleno Yannick at Taipei 101. Full review to follow, but a big thank you to Chef Sebastien Lefort and Head Sommelier Yohann Pinol for the incredible dinner, perfectly paired wines, and the after hours tour […]
While hot desserts are eaten year round in Taiwan, understandably, wintertime is the peak season for consumption of these sweet treats. Also called tofu pudding, douhua is a Chinese dessert made with a very soft tofu. In Taiwan, it can be served with a variety of toppings, including red beans, mung beans, and my […]
Photo of the Week: Fish Testicles in a Ponzu Sauce from local sushi restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan.
Recap of our second visit to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei, Taiwan for a special Christmas Eve menu. For the Christmas holiday, Robuchon was featuring a ten course meal for NT $8,880 (about $300 US per person).
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 […]
Tuesday was my birthday and we spent it at my favorite restaurant here in Taipei. Every time we visit, the owner and head chef, William “Abu” Bu never ceases to amaze me. He is truly a culinary master and I will bet that if Taiwan ever gets a Michelin Guide, you will find Abu in […]
Located on the Dunhua Rd. corridor in Taipei, Taiwan, Trader Vic’s offers a delightful taste of Polynesia close to home. This is one of the best options for quality western food in Taipei.
Since we’ve been without AC for two days now in our apartment, we decided to go grab a quick lunch while waiting for the repairman to show. Although a chain restaurant, Thai Town has received a number of positive reviews and comments from various sources in Taiwan so we decided to try them out. We arrived around […]