Mai Mien Yen Tsai Restaurant: Michelin Bib Gourmand Purveyor of Classic Qiezai Noodles

Since Mai Mien Yen Tsai (賣麵炎仔) had been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the Michelin Guide Taipei, the owner of the restaurant- Ye Haichuan’s life had changed.
TAIPEI met up with him to discuss the origins of the Ye family enterprise, their food menu and service philosophy, and what the unexpected Michelin culinary laurels mean for the business.

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Dreaming of Food in Taipei: YouTube Star Ku of Ku’s Dream Shares His Love of Local Taiwanese Eats

TAIPEI met up with this multilingual internet sensation, YouTube Star Ku of Ku’s Dream, on Yongkang Street (永康街) to discuss his life in Taipei and what he thinks of local Taiwanese food.

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Travel Insider: Tour Guide Kelly Lin

Recognizable for her short hair, Kelly joined MyTaiwanTour more than five years ago. She blends in depth knowledge of Taiwan with humor, making her an ideal tour guide to introduce Taiwan to visitors. However, being a tour guide is not just about introducing Taiwan to the world, it’s about introducing the world to Taiwan. Seemingly…

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Travel Insider: Business Development Director

What impression do you get of MyTaiwanTour give you? Warm? Professional? Just like Rome, brand impression wasn’t built in a day. To MyTaiwanTour, Product Manager and BD director Daria is the Augustus who built our brand image. She accompanied us through the challenge of rebranding, optimizing products and holding special events. In other words, her…

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Taiwan’s First Professional Underwater Cetacean Photographer

The winner of the London Natural History Museum’s 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice award went to Ray Chin of Taiwan for his image of a humpback whale and her calf. Chin is Taiwan’s first professional underwater photographer specializing in dolphins and whales. The award is the best validation of years of efforts chasing these creatures under the sea.

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From Fingertips to Paper: Papercraft Artist Johan Cheng Cuts a Slice of Life’s Most Beautiful Moments

Papercraft artist Johan Cheng has been in the field for more than seven years, and the reason that urged her to put penknife to paper was a car accident in her last year of college. Though she already had a job waiting for her after graduation, during her recuperation period Johan couldn’t help wondering about her future path, her field, and her life in general.

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The Etiquette for Sending Flowers in Taiwan: Do’s and Don’ts

WORDS BY Jenna Lynn Cody PHOTOS BY Artsy Vibes, César Gaviriam, Niccole Lim, Alisa Anton, Natasha Welingkar, Rebecca Matthews Taiwan is an island with a huge variety of flowers. Orange daylilies blanket the east coast mountains in late summer. Calla lilies draw visitors to Yangmingshan in early spring, competing with the kapok trees flowering in…

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Taiwan or Thailand? A Mostly-Objective Travel Comparison

As a writer who lives in Taiwan and has traveled extensively in Thailand (most recently on an eight-day trip to Chiang Mai and the surrounding area), I thought it would be useful to compare and contrast these two countries from a travel perspective, answering the following questions:

How are Taiwan and Thailand different?
How are they similar?
Which place is better for what kinds of travel?

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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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Interview with Hey Taipei Author Kathy Cheng

Taiwan Scene spoke to Kathy about her blog, Tricky Taipei, her new book Hey Taipei, and about traveling in Taiwan with a baby.

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