2013 Seattle Gift Show

2013 Seattle Gift Show

We had a great time at the 2013 Seattle Gift Show!   Thank you very much for visiting our booth and showing interest in our products at the Show.  As a first-time exhibitor, we are grateful for your patronage and the attention that our items have garnered. As you may know, our very popular color-changing mugs were […]

Bite-Size Happiness – Part I

Bite-Size Happiness – Part I

Taiwan and food. One would not even know where to begin to describe the joy and saliva that swell up just at the thought of those two words together. The imageries and flavors that come to mind are overwhelmingly delightful and endless. Early risers in Taiwan are in for a treat. It brings me back […]

ITASA + Formosa Treasure Fundraiser

ITASA + Formosa Treasure Fundraiser

Formosa Treasure is a proud sponsor of two awesome 2013 ITASA conferences: West Coast Conference @UCLA and Midwest Conference @Ohio State !  But we don’t wanna just stop there…we love the students and think they play a crucial role in the Taiwanese American community.  Therefore, FT is proudly (again) to announce that in the coming 3 weeks […]

The City That’s Always Awake – Part 2

The City That’s Always Awake – Part 2

“Are your heels comfortable?” I ask my cousin, “the place is called Brown Sugar, it’s about a 10-minute walk.” “They’re fine and comfy, actually, I wear these a lot,” Terry, who doesn’t really want to stay out late on Monday night, answers. The guards at the lobby of the Taipei 101 building subtly acknowledge us […]

Proudly MIT

Proudly MIT

When I was in middle school, my classmates were amazed by the stationery, outfits, earrings, barrettes, and all sorts of fun items I acquired on my trip back to Taiwan. They eventually decided Taiwan was like a big mall, where you can buy delicious food and beautiful goods. “Made in Taiwan” evokes in me the […]

The City That’s Always Awake

The City That’s Always Awake

“This place has the best soupy dumplings (湯包).”  Crystal and Cynthia both say, matter-of-factly. It is about 12:30 a.m., we have just ridden the  yellow public bikes from the Liu Zhang Li (六張犁) metro station to Tong Hua Street (通化街) night market. The modest mom-and-pop restaurant is a short block north of the main street […]

Thai food is not from Taiwan – Why Formosa Treasure?

Thai food is not from Taiwan – Why Formosa Treasure?

“Where were you from originally?” “Taiwan!” “Oh, I love spicy food!”   Here you go, this guy has no idea where or what Taiwan is…and apparently I am not alone with such experience. This is one of the motivations why I thought about starting Formosa Treasure. (Although it’s not as bad as another guy who replied […]