One of the many things I look forward to when visiting my motherland of Taiwan is the Tea Eggs that we buy as street food and at 7-Eleven. It may sound a bit odd to Americans that this oddly-colored hard-boiled egg is such a favorite among Asians. Tea Eggs are most popular in China and [...]
My Travel article on Wulai, Taiwan Magazine Article as published in ARE Magazine, Spring Edition 2018, read it here.
The Atayal People are an integral part of Taiwan history who have settled there far before the Han Chinese arrived. Taiwan is home to a number of Austronesian indigenous groups reported to have arrived as far back as 4000 BC. Some historians dispute their arrival as far back as 8000 BC or earlier. The Atayal people [...]
My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even worse, persecuted if they stayed in China. Once situated in Taiwan, the country gave them [...]
My absolute favorite food in the whole wide world is a bowl of Beef Noodle Soup. This is my ultimate go-to comfort food, my guilty pleasure. Any time of the day, any season of the year. There are various versions in which I rarely discriminate against as I appreciate them all, as long as heart and [...]
My Travel article on Taiwan as published in ARE Magazine, Fall Edition 2016 – Ilha Formosa: The Beautiful Island of Taiwan.
Photo courtesy of ComputerWeekly.com Taiwan: The Heart of Asia Taiwan, located in the “Heart of Asia,” is renowned for its award-winning cuisine, historical attractions, and stunning natural scenery. Making it the perfect destination for both the week vacationer, for those taking a gap year or making a move, and also for layover visits to [...]
My uncle took me for some breakfast near by & the usual soy milk. 2 hours later, my dad's best high school friend Uncle Wan picked me up with his 24 year old daughter who I played with as a child but barely remember to Sushi by where i'm staying at Hsin-mun-ding. This sushi restaurant [...]
As it comes closer to coming home, I'm fixing my jetlag almost back to normality. I woke up around 9 & took the daily ritual walk around the block w my uncle for breakfast. I had a green onion egg, and 'fan-twan' which is a bunch of rice squeezed over shredded dried pork & 'you-tiau' [...]
Taiwan has beautiful National parks & Hot springs for tourists. But what do the locals do on a regular basis? Shop and Eat. And that's pretty much it. And there's enough of it to go around. We boarded the train by noon and got back around 3 pm. I washed up and got ready real [...]