Chocolate Lover Paradise

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Knowing that I enjoyed very dark chocolate, I was taken to downtown Taichung to check out and old ophthalmic hospital, Miyahara (宮原眼科 / gong yuan yan ke). Long gone are the days of checking out people’s eyes though. This building has…

Tea Shopping at Taipei’s Oldest Tea Shop

Last Updated on December 25, 2018

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…

Getting My Seafood Addiction On

Last Updated on January 08, 2019

Before I went to Taiwan, I asked for recommendations from my friends. One of the top recommended places to dine was Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水產 / shang yin shui chan) located near Songshan Airport (松山機場 / song shan ji chang). Addiction…

Experiencing Taiwan’s Largest Night Market

Last Updated on July 27, 2019

In the north-western part of Taichung City sits one of the largest night markets in Taiwan, Fengchia Night Market (逢甲夜市 / feng jia ye shi). It takes its name from the nearby Fengchia University and spans dozens of blocks. As…

Fruit in Taiwan Versus the US

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One thing that becomes apparent, traveling in Taiwan, is the abundance of fruit (水果 / shui guo). From sprawling produce markets to fruit teas stalls (especially in Taipei) the sweet smell of fresh fruit was everywhere. It’s no surprise that…