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Exploring an Instagram-Worthy Mango Tree Tunnel

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Located a short drive away from Highway 3, between Taichung and Chiayi City is a peaceful little path lined with mango trees called the Gukeng Green Tunnel (古坑綠色隧道公園 / gu keng lu se sui dao gong yuan). In addition to looking picturesque, this street features large green spaces, a variety of food vendors, a museum, and an entertainment park. All…

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Uncovering a Hidden Artist Village in Taipei

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If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you probably know I love checking out the local art scene. You probably also know that Taiwan has a history of turning old developments into fresh, creative spaces. Not surprisingly, when I read about an artist village near Gongguan Night Market (台北公館夜市 / tai bei gong guan ye shi), Treasure Hill, I knew…

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Discovering the Best Pineapple Cake in Taiwan

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When you think of Taiwan, what comes to mind? Night markets, stinky tofu, and boba? One of the top things Taiwan is known for is their pineapple cake (鳳梨酥 / feng li su). The Taiwanese pineapple cake has a longstanding history, starting with its location. Taiwan has long been known as the “Kingdom of Fruit.” The subtropical region with many…

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Enjoying Taiwanese Mochi in Nantou County

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Taiwanese mochi is a delicious treat. While not as well known as pineapple cake (鳳梨酥 / feng li su) or sun cake (太陽餅 / tai yang bing), it certainly has its place amongst the various handheld treat out there. I previously went to a mochi museum in Taiwan and tasted some of the best mochi in Hualien (花蓮市 / hua…

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