2019 Travel Tips: Experiencing Taiwan in the Year of the Pig

2019 is the year of the pig, we’ll be centering our recommended experiences for 2019 around the themes of abundance, indulgence, getting in touch with nature, and coming full circle.

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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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Five Great Taipei Restaurants for New Year’s Eve Dining

New Year’s Eve is easily the most festive time to be in Taiwan, and if you’ve come all this way for the holiday, you might as well stick as closely as possible to Taipei 101 for the annual fireworks show. We selected five great restaurants chosen for their great food, awesome holiday ambiance and proximity to Taipei 101.

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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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Taïrroir, New Michelin star of Taiwan blends Chinese cuisine with western aesthetics

Taichung City native Kai Ho is a classically trained Chinese chef whose restaurant Taïrroir was recently awarded a single Michelin star. The name Taïrroir reflects Ho’s personal culinary ideals, blending the word Taiwan with the French Terroir, a term incorporating land, environment and ambiance.

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Michelin star-studded summit in Taiwan serves up mouthwatering cuisine

Taiwan Scene interviewed with two of the ICSA2018 participating Michelin-star chefs, Italian Umberto Bombana and Taiwanese Kai Ho.

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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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