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Old But Not Forgotten: Raohe Night Market

In a quest to explore the many night markets around Taipei, I ventured to Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市 / rao he ye shi). Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest in Taipei. It sits right next to the Keelung…

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Feasting at the Original Din Tai Fung

Having grown up in Los Angeles with the hype of what many call the best xiao long bao (or soup dumplings), I knew I had to give the original Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐 / din tai feng) a try. Located…

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Such Great Heights: Experiencing Taipei 101

Growing up, I remember learning that Taipei 101 (臺北101 / tai bei yi ling yi) was the tallest building in the world. Though this, of course, changed with the construction of Burj Khalifa in 2010, I still don’t think I was quite…

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Sushi and Sashimi and a Relaxed Pace

One of the places it was recommended that we check out while in Taipei was RAW. Unable to get a reservation, and off of our Addiction Aquatic Development-high, we went with another highly-rated restaurant in Xinyi District, Fresh Station Sushi…

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Tea Shopping at Taipei’s Oldest Tea Shop

My friends jokingly (and lovingly) call me a tea snob. I have tea for months stockpiled at this point and enjoy concocting my own boba drinks for friends. It’s no surprise that one place I have to drop by each…

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Exploring One of The World’s Last Type Foundries

In an age of 0’s and 1’s, of digital correspondence being sent in a flash, it’s humbling to think of a time when print had to be manipulated and placed by hand. Nowadays, newspapers and books are mostly created on…

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