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The Place That Made Me Question All Other Buffets

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Towards the top of best meals I’ve had in Taiwan sits places like RAW (a fine dining establishment combining French and Taiwanese cuisine) and Aquatic Addiction Development (a series of restaurants preparing fresh seafood). What else I would add to this list is a buffet in a mall in Taichung called, Eat Together Buffet (饗食天堂 自助美饌 / xiang shi tian tang…

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Shopping in the Era of Japanese Colonization in Taiwan

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Though I don’t agree with the war, I am intrigued by the history of Japanese colonization of Taiwan and its impact on both culture and architecture. One unique building from this era that I had a chance to check out in Tainan was the Hayashi Department Store (林百貨 / lin bai huo). The Hayashi Department Store is a six story building located…

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Stumbling Upon A More Complex Tofu Pudding

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My first exploration of Tainan (台南市 / tai nan shi) was a little abbreviated, to say the least. Because of a packed itinerary earlier in the day, we didn’t have as much time as we would have liked to explore the city. When we got into the city though, much of the touristy places what we wanted to explore weren’t…

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Wandering the Corridors of Jiufen at Night

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I previously experienced Jiufen during the day. It was fun to look out towards Keelung City (基隆市 / ji long shi) and the rest of the northern part of Taiwan from the various vista points. The many travel blogs I had seen about Jiufen (九份 / jiu fen) though, showed a vastly different look at night. I knew I wanted…

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Discovering the Taiwanese Bento Box

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Living in Los Angeles and having Taiwanese friends from college, I was aware of how some Taiwanese food was packaged for an on-the-go meal. More specifically, I knew that bento boxes existed in Taiwan, but I thought they mostly took the form of railroad box meals (台鐵便當 / tai tie bian dang). Granted, I was eating at sit-down restaurants, many…