Aaaaand we’re back in business!!!!** I’m temporarily emerging from the blogosphere-graveyard that is university life to bring you some Taiwan-related cheer. Last weekend I spent a very lovely night with some of my best friends at AU since freshman year to celebrate Chinese New Year. We gorged on liberal amounts of hot pot with many … Continue reading A Belated 新年快樂!!!
Because this Wednesday cannot be totally wordless… A recent editorial in the online newspaper Taiwan Today detailed Taiwan’s promotion attempt to put the affectionately nick-named “Sweet Potato” on the map: bring Taiwan’s cuisine to the world. Among foodies, Taiwan has long been known as a food-lovers paradise; Andrew Zimmerman of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” … Continue reading The Sweetness of Sweet Potato Diplomacy
That means “Happy Thanksgiving!” in Pinyin. 感恩節！ That means “Happy Thanksgiving” in Mandarin. Thanksgiving, for the most part, is a no-go in Taiwan and honestly why in the world it should exist here is just a tad confusing to me. After all, it is a purely American holiday, established by Abe Lincoln way-back-when; a day … Continue reading Ganenjie!
Shilin Night Market is THE place to go in Taipei if you want to try a little bit of everything Taiwan’s best cuisine has to offer. There are many students there every night, as well as other locals and tourists alike, to get some cheap and tasty eats. Besides the ungodly amounts of food to … Continue reading Chicken Butt…Butt?…What?