Exotic Food in Taipei: Spring in the Plates

With spring’s arrival, the table is decorated with some fresh greenness, such as French cuisine embellished with newly sprouted flowers and plants or floral wagashi enjoyed with fragrant matcha, all of which comprise a symphony of vision and taste.

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Savor the Tea and Enjoy the Pleasant Aroma in the City on a Springtime Day

In Taipei, you are never far from a century-old tea shop. Blessed with frequent international exchanges over the centuries, the city is the confluence of tea houses from different cultures. No matter where you roam, there is no way you can miss the elegant smell of tea among Taipei’s streets and alleys.

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Flower Viewing in Taipei: Three Routes Recommended for Couples, Friends, and Families

From March to June, Azaleas, calla lilies and hydrangeas take their turns to appear on Yangmingshan. Many of these gorgeous blooms can be visited one after the other as a day trip. Below are some popular routes for flower viewing in the spring.

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Throwing Away the Floral Design Rulebook: An Interview with Florist Takako Mine

Japanese florist Takako Mine recalls. To Ms. Mine, flowers have long been a tool to explore the world and a very important part of her life. This did not change after she relocated from Tokyo to Taipei. In fact, her life has never been so bright thanks to the inspiration of Taipei, a city filled with colorful flowers.

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Herban Kitchen & Bar: A Western Vegetarian Oasis in Taipei

We headed to Herban Kitchen & Bar for a meal and a chat with owner Marco Henry Lapka about vegetarianism, veganism, and the pros and cons of Taiwan’s meat-free

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A Dialogue Between Ingredients and Cuisine Interview With Taiwanippon Chef, Tatsuya Ono

In the restaurant, Taiwanippon (赤綠), it’s a cinch that there’ll be customers there from at least two countries: Taiwan and Japan, and, indeed, the cuisine here has helped build a friendship that transcends national boundaries.

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Taipei’s Thriving Craft Beer Scene – A Sit-Down With the Creators of 23 Brewing Company

Brett Tieman and Matt Frazar are co-founders of Taipei’s 23 Brewing Company, founded in 2014. The fellow Americans have a passion for craft beer, and met through the local home-brewing community.

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Moving Mountains: An Australian Hiker Moves in Taipei

One of the things Ray appreciates most about living in Taipei is how easy it is to get out of Taipei without technically having to even leave the city.

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