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 […]

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 […]