IMG 4672
Taiwan

Learning About Mochi Production in Taiwan

Growing up with mochi, I was surprised to learn that Taiwan had its own variation of the chewy and sweet confection. My first encounter with Taiwanese mochi was at the Taiwan Mochi Museum (台湾麻糬主題館 / tai wan ma shu zhu ti…

Read more
IMG 3214
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…

Read more
IMG 6866
Taiwan

Bringing Back a Sweet Gift

Omiyage is a gift or souvenir that you bring back home for friends, family, co-workers, etc. It’s a thoughtful way of saying to someone that they matter and that you care. Searching for the perfect omiyage to bring back from…

Read more
IMG 6357
Taiwan

Street Art Around the Island

One of the ways I strive to understand a culture is through art. Art communicates ideas and expressions in ways that words cannot. I’m a big fan of modern art, but some of the coolest art I’ve found is art…

Read more
IMG 5427
Taipei

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…

Read more
IMG 3436
Taiwan

Getting the Point Across Through Signage

One of the main things that you’ll notice in any large city in Taiwan, are the signs. They’re everywhere, hanging off the sides of buildings, on top of stands, in front of temples even; in all sizes and colors–all trying…

Read more
Close