Lantern Festivals, Rice Dumplings, and Other Taiwanese Traditions

Yuanxiao Jie, or Lantern Festival, commemorates the end of the Lunar New Year Holidays. The festival falls on the fifteenth day of the first month of the new year according to the lunar calendar, on the night of the full moon. On the night of Yuanxiao Jie, parades and festivals are held around Taiwan, and…

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Finding Local Flavor at Taipei’s Beer Cafes

I’ve lived in Taipei for twelve years, not as long as some scions of the expatriate community, but long enough to have sunk into a groove running comfortably between my apartment and a few favorite cafes and restaurants.

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Seven Taiwan Night Markets Everyone Needs to Visit

Getting slightly less attention were the 36 establishments awarded Bib Gourmand distinction, ten of which are humble stalls from several of Taipei’s famous night markets.

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Taiwan’s Top 10 Soup Dumplings

Xiao long bao, or little dragon dumplings, generally top anyone’s must-try in Taiwan food list. Though there are many places to get great soup dumplings around Taiwan, we think these are the ten best

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Celebrating Michelin Gastromonth in Taipei

Gastromonth offered Taipei foodies the chance to eat their way through 20 Michelin Starred and Plated restaurants, some of whom had created a special menu just for the occasion. I ate my way through five of these.  Here’s what I found.

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Bubble Milk Tea and Beyond in Taiwan (part two)

Our epic quest to sample the best and most unique teas and blended beverages in Taipei continues in part two of Bubble Milk Tea and Beyond in Taiwan.

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Bubble Milk Tea and Beyond in Taiwan (part one)

Taiwan Scene drank nine most trendy and unique grab-and-go beverage shops in Taipei and here’s our recommendation list of each shop for all bubble milk tea and handmade drink lovers.

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A Tale of Three Tea Shops

Taiwan is about tea, and to say that Taipei is filled with tea shops would be an understatement indeed. From Xindian to Tamsui, Nangang to Tucheng, every avenue and neighborhood in Taipei offer a plethora of shops selling tea.

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Fruit Tourism is Taiwan’s Ripe New Trend!

Wondering where to go during the hot summer months? Consider visiting one of Taiwan’s growing regions to experience the sweet fun of fruit picking.

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