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Taiwanese Bakeries: A Sweet Blend of Cultures

One of my favorite ways to explore a region is through its baked goods. Taiwan has some of the cutest, softest, and sweetest baked goods I’ve encountered. Many Taiwanese baked goods have a relatively recent history, beginning with the occupation…

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Taichung

Stopping to Smell the Roses: Taichung Flower Market

Located a 30 minute drive north of Taichung right before the Miaoli county border is a humble but scenic tourist attraction, Taichung Flower Market (中社觀光花市 / zhong she guan guan hua shi). As I was around during the early summer,…

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A Little Taste of Japan in Taichung

I’m a sucker for cute, Japanese-dessert places, even if they’re not located in Japan—case in point, Croquant Chou ZakuZaku (棒棒泡芙 / bang bang pao fu) located in the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi mall in Taichung. I was recently wandering around the mall…

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Grubbing Out in Taichung

One of the ways which I keep track of where I’ve been is using services like Swarm and Yelp. Occasionally, I come across places that don’t have a listing and, in a rush, I’m not able to get the name…

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Taiwan

Visiting the Birthplace of Boba Milk Tea

Boba or bubble tea has become synonymous (in Asian American circles) with hangouts and good times. As a self-proclaimed boba connoisseur, I knew I wanted to explore the tradition of bubble tea from history to production. When I found out that…

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Turning the Old into Something New: Cultural Centers

Wandering around Taiwan, you’ll eventually come across something known as a cultural creative park or cultural creative center. These sites are often old businesses that have been transformed into creative spaces. I had an opportunity to check out one of…

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