Bringing Back a Sweet Gift

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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…

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…