Taiwanese food

A Brief Guide to Fan Tuan, the Delicious Rice Rolls of Taiwan

The best Taiwanese breakfast is oblong, stuffed with any number of tasty things, and wrapped with hot sticky rice.
Clarissa Wei

The 9 Best Foods at Taipei's Night Markets

How to eat your way through the city.
Tiffany Ran
Taiwanese food

Meet the Woman Who Is Preserving Taiwan's Street Food Tradition

Chuang Pao-hua teaches students of every walk of life how to cook dishes with 'gu zhao wei,' or old-school flavor.
Tiffany Ran
Chinese food

My Szechuan Restaurant Is So Spicy That a Customer Called The Cops on Me

Everyone handles spice differently. I invented a heat index scale for my restaurant, Han Dynasty, so that people don't send dishes back to the kitchen, one of the biggest cultural insults in China.
Han Chiang

Costco Is Even Better in Taiwan

Craving a bit of nostalgia—and the big box store's famous muffins—I stopped by a Costco in Taipei, where you can get everything from Kirkland booze to sea cucumbers.
Natalie B. Compton

How a Taipei Restaurant Turned a Meat-Filled Street Snack Vegan

Taiwan's luwei involves braising ingredients in a hot broth and then adding spices and sauces to the finished product. While it almost always involves pork or other meat, Vege Creek has found wild success with its pick-your-own vegan version.
Amy Chyan

You've Got to Catch Your Own Dinner at This DIY Shrimp Fishery in Taipei

Fishing for shrimp inside of a massive warehouse bar while drinking cheap beer with your friends? Think of it as bowling for shellfish.
Lauren Sloss
cat cafe

I Visited the World's 'First' Cat Cafe

Taipei's Cat Flower Garden is often called the world’s first cat café. But business wasn't exactly buzzing when it opened nearly two decades ago.
Clarissa Wei

Halal the Young Dudes: Serious Skateboarders Make Meat in Taipei

Founded by two friends who met in Taipei's vibrant skateboard scene, No Type blends skate culture with Islam while serving some truly killer kebabs.
Todd Allen Williams

I Went Sausage Gambling in Taipei

Situated among the brothels of Taipei are purveyors of fine wild boar sausage—but getting your hands on some requires you to gamble for your supper.
Todd Allen Williams
internet celebrity

I Met the McDonald’s Goddess and She Acts Like an Actual Doll

The 22-year-old Internet celebrity rose to international fame when a photo of her working at a McDonalds in Taipei went viral. I found her through her Facebook page (where she calls herself Little Dolphin) and met up with her in Taipei.
Clarissa Wei

Taipei Is Finally Weird Enough for Its Own Voodoo Doughnut

Taipei is often overlooked in favor of Bangkok and other major Asian cities. But they're finally getting a little recognition in the form of Portland's cult doughnuts.
Todd Allen Williams