Taiwanese Food: My Staples in Taichung

This post is going to be like a glossary of sorts because on the last couple days we had in Taichung, my parents took us to all the hole in the wall, local places and I wasn’t able to get the names of most of them. As an ardent lover of breakfast, 90% of my…

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Tokyo is for Egg Lovers

There’s a reason why the egg salad sandwiches in Japanese convenience stores have a cult following. There’s always been a sort of magic around Japanese convenience stores in general. They’re just better. But back to the sandwiches. People, including myself, have an undying love for them, which is why trendy places like Pillow Talk and…

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Taipei: What to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do

Having spent most childhood summers in slower-paced Taichung (although this isn’t really the case anymore) – Taipei was always the more fast-paced, big-city destination up north. Kind of like the LA to San Diego. Or a mini Vegas, at least in terms of the nightlife. This latest visit was my husband’s first time, and we…

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Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is a beautiful mountain and lakeside getaway two hours south of my parent’s hometown, Taichung. We stayed at the Lalu, which is one of, if not the most beautiful hotel in the area. Pro-tip, if you’re a traveler who prefers joining tours, the Signet tour to Sun Moon Lake has guests stay…

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Everything You Need to Know About Popeye’s Fried Chicken Sandwich

I still haven’t tried Howlin’ Rays because I was never in the mood to stand in a 2+ hour line for it. Little did I know that I would end up waiting for 1.5 hours in anticipation of Popeye’s gone viral on social media fried chicken sandwich. I guess that’s the power of the gram.…

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