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Taipei: Fresh And Aged – December 2014

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I know what I want. I dream about it. I daydream about it. The images are vivid and the images are not just images. They are 8K resolution real. They are smell-o-matically aromatic. They are taste-buds-plugged-into-Oculus-Rift-Ten.Point.OH MY HALLUCINATING brain cells … Continue reading

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Taipei: Fresh Station

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It seemed entirely possible to bypass the brunt of the thing with a quick five minute drive to the restaurant. The basement was its usual damp-smelling self when I went down to pick up the car. There were a few … Continue reading

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Taipei: Marlin rice noodles

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Dihua street. Oldest street in Taipei. Old money. Lots of it. Crouching tiger hidden dragon – meaning you would not know it if you weren’t told about it. Multi-millionaires, billionaires, and multi-billionaires walking amongst their employee hundred-thousand-aires, and the common, … Continue reading

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Taipei: Addictive Aquatic Development

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I love the name of this place; so contrived. In fact, everything about Addictive Aquatic Development seems deliberate and ¬†purpose-driven. Its location, for example, is brilliantly chosen. It’s located behind a commercial fruit marketplace and a commercial vegetable market. It … Continue reading

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Taipei: Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine

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I’ll make it real simple: If you visit only one Taiwanese restaurant in your lifetime, it absolutely has to be Shin Yeh Taiwanese Cuisine. No, it is not regarded as the best restaurant in Taiwan. And no, it does not … Continue reading

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Taipei: Ding Wang Hotpot

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Ding Wang has been one of the hottest (in terms of popularity) hot pot restaurants in Taiwan for the past few years. The restaurant originated in Taichung, became extremely popular, and subsequently expanded to the culinary big leagues of Taipei. … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Pastries: Sun Cakes from New Tai Yang Bakery

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Sun cakes are rather simple pastries that also happen to be uniquely Taiwanese. To be more precise, sun cakes are indigenous to Taichung, whose name literally means the ‘center/middle of Taiwan’. Whenever anyone returns from a visit to Taichung, or … Continue reading

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