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The Sandwich Reinvented in Taipei

Ever since having a sandwich (三明治 / san ming zhi) for breakfast, I’ve been fascinated by how Taiwan has elevated the humble food item into a statement of its connection to the West. Many time over, I’ve found even simple…

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Trying the Best Soy Milk in Taiwan

If you want to experience quintessential Taiwanese breakfast, look no further than Fuhang Soy Milk (阜杭豆漿 / fu hang dou jiang). Fuhang is a mainstay in the Zhongzheng District (中正區 / zhong zheng qu) of Taipei. It is located on…

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Breakfast is Any Time at Miaokou Black Tea

Located in a back alley near downtown Hualien sits an otherwise unassuming breakfast spot, Miaokou Black Tea (廟口紅茶 / miao kou hong cha). This spot, open 24 hours, has been a mainstay in the community for decades. When I was…

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Enjoying Breakfast in Taiwan

Many say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People in Taiwan, definitely don’t ignore this fact with many eateries catering specifically to the breakfast crowd. Unlike the United States, breakfast (早餐 / zao can) does not consist…

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