A friend of mine made me some lovely cinnamon rolls earlier in October, and since then, I’ve been having lots of cravings for it. Another friend then decided to introduce one of the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever tasted before – Rolling Rolling 捲捲人生 in Taipei and I’d hands-down recommend to ANYONE who likes (or … Continue reading Rolling into the new year with some Rolling Rolling cinnamon rolls!
I’d previously done a post on Tamsui, and in this blog post, I’d like to talk about the journey there. Bear in mind, the destination this time isn’t just Tamsui Old Street but rather Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf. From Taipei City, one can easily hop on and take the red line towards Tamsui – but instead … Continue reading Exploring Taipei: Tamsui – More than just the food!
One of the most majestic places you can visit in Taiwan is the Taroko Gorge. As one of the nine national parks across Taiwan, this park is so large that it spans over various counties including Taichung, Nantou and Hualien. For this trip, my friends and I decided to engage a driver via KLOOK and … Continue reading EXPLORING HUALIEN: TAROKO GORGE
If you’ve been to Hualien, you’ve probably heard of the famous 公正包子 (Gong Zheng Bao Zi). It’s so popular that it has a whopping 14,000 reviews on Google alone! I’ve tried out the buns on multiple occasions, and I had to try it again on a recent trip to Hualien. Unlike the Xiao Long Bao (小籠包) in … Continue reading It’s a(bao)t to get Bao-werful
Mochi comes in many forms – some classify mochi as muah-chee (where it's a flour ball coated with stuff), or there's mochi that has filling inside. Hailing from Taichung, Mi Yue Mochi Tang opened a store in Taipei City earlier this year. It usually draws a queue in Taichung, so I was pleased to find … Continue reading TAIPEI FINDS: Mi Yue Mochi Tang (米玥麻糬堂)
Just a 30 min MRT train ride from downtown Taipei lies Tamsui Old Street – a place hailed for being a ‘romantic’ with a lover’s bridge and more. Apart from being the perfect place for viewing the sunset, Tamsui is peppered with many food stalls – and some are pretty amazing. Here are three food … Continue reading Exploring Taipei: Tamsui Old Street
One of the most-visited attractions in Taichung is the Rainbow Village. Once home to a group of soldiers, one ex-soldier and resident stood up to paint the houses in the village in an attempt to have them preserved. The land belonging to the Ministry of Defence was about to be reclaimed. While he initially did … Continue reading Exploring Taichung: Rainbow Village
Gaomei Wetlands A one-hour drive from Taichung City brings one to a wetland wonderland – Gaomei Wetlands. Situated in the Qingshui district, Gaomei Wetlands has, over the years, been an attraction when visiting nearby Taichung. Located at the mouth of a river, Gaomei Wetlands is an area with both mud and sand and is home … Continue reading Exploring Taichung: Gaomei Wetlands
Did you know? Taichung has an interesting way of naming their markets – First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Markets. This naming convention apparently came out in the past based on the order they were founded – very different from the naming conventions we are used to, but very practical. Only the second, third, … Continue reading Exploring Taichung: Taichung Second Market
I love visiting old streets – the vibrancy and the old, low-rise buildings just give them a nice and welcoming vibe. Over the past weekend, I visited such a street in Taipei City – Dihua Street. While it is not considered an old street, it certainly gave a similar vibe! Located near Dadaocheng, Dihua Street … Continue reading Dihua Street – a gem in Taipei