It’s always exciting going to a wedding reception – having a blast with the newly weds and enjoying the food and wine. Recently I’ve been to one wedding reception held at Ambassador Hotel in Taipei. The hotel is well-known for its exquisite Cantonese cuisine, including my favourite suckling pig. There were 12 courses, and many… Continue reading Double Happiness
The other day I hosted a food tour with a lovely Dutch couple. We started around 4ish and had a wonderful time visiting different markets and stalls. I’ve found it interesting that people from different parts of the world have different perception towards to taste, a dish, or an ingredient. I can make a comparison… Continue reading Exploring Taipei with Food
The coronavirus really get people’s nerves. Compare to the neighbouring countries, Taiwan has fewer confirmed cases. Because of the SARS experience in the past, people are more attentive to their surrounding in order not to get infected. Amid of the decreasing numbers of international travellers and tourists, it is more relaxing to walk at night… Continue reading Nice walk at night market!
D-Place – It’s a cozy space with homey decor, a comfy zone where you can enjoy gourmet food and wine with friends. This private kitchen made its debut in an old neighbourhood in Taipei on June 22. Featuring modern French style fine dining with Asian twists, the owner/chef Dana simply wants to share her creativity… Continue reading D-Place to Dine
Today is a day that deserves a blog-post. Back in April David and I had a half-day photo session with one guest who is passionate about food and photography. We had been zig-zagging between narrow alleys in old Taipei neighbourhood capturing street vibes, and after the photo session the guest went straight back to the… Continue reading Today is a day that deserves a blog-post
Many Taiwanese people love mala hotpot, and they can have it all year round. One essential ingredient for mala hotpot is duck blood. Oh yes duck blood 🙂 🙂 🙂 Soft and jello-like duck blood cooked in hot and spicy broth until it’s packed with flavour. Duck blood usually is a good indicator to determine… Continue reading Duck Blood – The beginning and the final touch
Really? Really! Actually I can name quite a few including peanut butter , chocolate, dumpling, and pizza. But beef noodle trumps them all. I remember the first beef noodle experience when I was 6 or 7. Long white noodles in aromatic broth topped with chunky beef and chopped green onion. You can add red hot… Continue reading Beef Noodle – One of the Greatest Foods Invented in Human History ❤
In terms of Taiwanese food, the names vary depending on which region you are in Taiwan, but they all mean the same thing – A bowl of steamed rice topped with delicious dark amber colour pork sauce. It is one of the most common street food in Taiwan. There are dozens of recipes online, but… Continue reading Minced Pork Rice, Braised Pork Rice, Lu Rou Fan, or Rou Zao Fan?
Well, I’ve been asked this question by my guests very often. For lots of tourist who are visiting Taiwan, stinky tofu is probably the most challenging, most intimidating, and most daring food to try. Simply put, stinky tofu is tofu fermentated in brine. Ha! Is it really stinky? Not really. The deep fry process neutralizes… Continue reading What makes stinky tofu stinky?