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 […]

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 […]