On our LGBT map you’ll find a colorful selection of our top queer picks in Taipei of millions. From bars and boutiques to clubs and cafes, there’s plenty to explore. What are you waiting for?Read More
Taipei has become a paradise for coffee lovers. Here, we explore five coffee shops that have remained standing in Taipei since as early as the end of World War II.Read More
Taipei is known for its night markets, beef noodles and dumplings, but what does that mean for Michelin? In the second edition of the Taipei Michelin Guide, over 50 street eats were included in the 58 Bib Gourmand selections.
From shaved ice to modern tasting menus, let the food blogger Joan H. tell you nine Michelin worthy spots that you shouldn’t miss in Taipei.
GQ magazine has launched Taiwan’s first-ever GQ Meat Festival, highlighting the best meat dishes and restaurants across Taipei. Taiwan Scene have selected five restaurants, as well as a special menu pick from each, for you to try at Taiwan’s GQ Meat Festival.Read More
Does Taipei 101 have base isolators to prevent from earthquakes? What are some good gluten free options at Chinese restaurants? Taiwan Scene replied eight common asked questions on Quora by the Taiwan-Curious.Read More
Taiwan’s unique culinary traditions make tasty waves in an episode of the new #Netflix series Street Food, skipping the usual #Taiwanese tropes of night markets and stinky tofu for the lesser-known city of Chiayi.Read More
In Taipei, there is an abundance of izakayas all over the city. These places fill up in the early evenings when co-workers go for dinner after finishing their jobs. Some are very Japanese, with prints of The Great Wave off Kanagawa on the walls. While others are a bit more formal with tastefully decorated interiors. All of them, though, have delicious snacks that are made and served rapidly for their customers.
Here are five of the best izakayas you should know: Diakoku, Wan Yakatori, 一生懸命 Izakaya, Chikupa, Okaeri No.2.Read More
Michelin Guide Taipei has announced its selection for 2019. Let’s look at the five new entries and the two that earned additional stars. What did they do right? What’s their secret to success?Read More
If you’re visiting Taipei, there’s no better (or culturally appropriate) way to start your day than with a traditional Taiwanese breakfast. First-time visitors to Taipei are often amazed at the breadth and depth of what’s available for breakfast on the streets of Taipei (not to mention how early breakfast joints start opening – the Taiwanese tend to rise early).
Some traditional Taiwanese breakfast items have western counterparts, while others will be familiar to anyone who’s traveled in China, Japan or Korea. But a few items are definitely uniquely Taiwanese. In this article, we’ll be looking at a few dishes that Taipei people eat in the mornings and suggesting a few spots for visitors to find them during their early-morning journeys around Taipei.Read More
Why Dadaocheng should be your first stop in Taipei? This charming neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Old Taipei, is smaller, quieter, and way more manageable. Filled with tea shops, traditional apothecaries, artist’s boutiques, temples big and small, and of course, the area’s most pronounced feature of Japanese colonial-era buildings (and a few homes and shops dating back to the Qing dynasty), you’ll find no more charming a neighborhood in which to base yourself in Taipei than the Dadaocheng neighborhood.
Though there are plenty of hotels in the Dadaocheng neighborhood, if it’s history and local charm you’re after, you can’t do better than the DG, a quirky boutique hotel on the northern end of Dihua Street in a restored Japanese-era Colonial building.
What’s more, there are no shortage of places to eat, drink and be merry in Dadaocheng, with the majority of these being along the main drag (Dihua Street). From traditional Taiwanese noodle and rice dishes to fried chicken and thick squid soup, Dadaocheng is definitely a spot where locals come for comfort food.