Taiwan the Lucky Land!
Back in September 2022, Taiwan opened its doors to tourists again. And to attract even more tourists, they launched an initiative in May 2023 – Taiwan the Lucky Land. Lucky individuals will get to walk away with a travel prize worth NTD 5000 (SGD 220). Travel prizes will come in the form of an EasyCard…
Taichung’s Blue Sky Hotel: A blast from the past
Revenge travel is in full force. The airports are crowded. The flights are full. Tourists are flooding malls and attracions. This augurs well for the travel industry that has been reeling from the effects of the pandemic. In our first trip to Taiwan since 2019, my family and I decided to visit Taichung and Taipei.…
雞湯大叔 Broth Master – One of the best hotpot places in Taipei!
Taiwan IS the land of hotpot. A hotpot meal can range from NTD120 to NTD2000 (SGD$6-100) and options are abundant in Taiwan. One place I highly recommend is 雞湯大叔 Broth Master. The one I visited this week (and the one I usually visit) is conveniently located in the Eslite Building in Xin Yi district. Here…
TAICHUNG FINDS: Dolce Luna Gelato and LUHO Home of Puff!
From gelatos to cream puffs, Taichung has so much to offer!
Rolling into the new year with some Rolling Rolling cinnamon rolls!
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…
Exploring Taipei: Tamsui – More than just the food!
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…
EXPLORING HUALIEN: TAROKO GORGE
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…
It’s a(bao)t to get Bao-werful
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…
TAIPEI FINDS: Mi Yue Mochi Tang (米玥麻糬堂)
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…
Exploring Taipei: Tamsui Old Street
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…