Taichung Rou Yuan 台中肉員 – A Local Delicacy Loved by Generations

Today, I want to take you on a delicious journey to Taichung, where a local delicacy called Taichung Rou Yuan has been winning hearts for generations. Established way back in 1933, this eatery is a true legend when it comes to authentic flavours. Picture this: a scrumptious treat that’s both delicious and easy on the […]

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Xiangyang Dongpo Egg Yolk Fresh Meat Bun – A Locals’ Favourite in Taichung Third Market

While exploring the art and cultural attractions in Taichung, we chanced upon Xiangyang Dongpo Egg Yolk Fresh Meat Bun (向陽東坡蛋黃鮮肉包) at Taichung Third Market. This popular establishment had a long queue of mostly local customers, similar to Bu Yi Yang Mantou which I had previously blogged about. While browsing the menu and taking pictures, an […]

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Buns, Buns, and More Buns: A Review of Bu Yi Yang Mantou

While we were strolling down the Luchuan (Green River) towards Painted Animation Lane, we came across Bu Yi Yang Mantou (不一樣饅頭), which had a long line of customers, mostly locals. I read that this shop had been handed down from the original Shandong master chefs, over 50 years ago. The current proprietor is the third […]

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Fengjia Night Market – A Foodie’s Paradise in Taichung

At the end of our half day tour to Rainbow Village and Gaomei Wetlands, the tour coach dropped us off at Fengjia Night Market. Night markets are an important part of Taiwanese culture and are deeply ingrained in the daily lives of the people. They serve as a hub for socialising, shopping, and dining, and […]

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Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 – The Inventor of Bubble Tea

We took a 10-minute walk to Chun Shui Tang, the creator of bubble tea, after exploring Shenji New Village. The story of Chun Shui Tang 春水堂 Chun Shui Tang is a teahouse chain originating from Taichung. It has outlets all over Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and Japan. They also own TP Tea, […]

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Enjoy the Sweet Treats of Miyahara – A Must Try in Taichung

Miyahara is a popular dessert shop and restaurant in Taichung’s Central District. They are known for their artisanal sweets and desserts, such as ice cream, cakes, and cookies, made using only the finest ingredients. Miyahara is located in a refurbished, century-old red-brick building, which used to be an eye clinic, hence its Chinese name 宮原眼科. […]

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JG Fried Chicken Taichung

J&G Fried Chicken in Taichung

If you’re a fan of finger-licking good fried chicken, then J&G Fried Chicken (繼光香香雞) is a name that needs no introduction. This popular Taiwanese fast food chain has won over the hearts and taste buds of countless foodies. And it all began way back in 1973 on the bustling Jiguang Street in Taichung’s Central District. […]

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Taiwan Sun Cake Museum – A Glimpse into the History & Making of Tai Yang Bing

The Taiwan Sun Cake Museum (全安堂太阳饼博物馆) is dedicated to showcasing the history of sun cake, also known as tai yang bing, a classic Taiwanese pastry originating from Taichung. The sun cake is a sweet pastry that is filled with maltose and has a distinctive round shape and a flaky exterior. The history of sun cake […]

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Taichung Second Market

Once we settled into Hommie Inn, our rumbling tummies urged us to seek out a lip-smacking late lunch. We wasted no time and strolled a mere 5 minutes to the renowned Taichung Second Market, curious to explore its culinary wonders. Back in 1917, during the Japanese colonial era, the Second Market was crafted by the […]

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Dexin Chishang Fanbao – Come here for their tasty bentos!

We came across Dexin Chishang Fanbao (德欣池上飯包) on our way back to Angel Wings Inn after the coach dropped us off at the end of our Taroko Gorge day tour. Decided to get takeout from here to eat at our inn because we were exhausted from our day out. Menu They have eight different bento […]

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Zhou Jia Steamed Dumplings on Gongzheng Street, Hualien City

We walked to Zhongshan Road because we wanted to try the famous steamed buns at Gongzheng Baozi (公正包子店), which many people had raved about on Google. When we arrived, we were surprised to find no queue at the shop, but rather a very long queue at the next-door Zhou Jia Steamed Dumplings (周家蒸餃). The line […]

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Dongdamen Night Market in Hualien 東大門夜市

Dongdamen Night Market (aka East Gate Night Market 東大門夜市), which opened in July 2015, is Hualien County’s largest night market. Hualien is Taiwan’s largest gateway to the Pacific Ocean, hence the name East Gate Night Market. The current location of the night market (between Beibin Park and Nanbin Park) was once the grounds of the […]

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Taking The Train From Taipei To Hualien And Savouring The Railway Bentos

We went to Hualien after spending a week in Taipei. We decided to take the train from Taipei to Hualien because it would be the quickest and most convenient mode of transportation. However, as the Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) does not operate on Taiwan’s east coast, we can only rely on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), […]

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A Taste of Taiwan: Exploring the Shilin Night Market

After spending the day exploring Dadaocheng and Dihua Street, we boarded the MRT and travelled to Shilin Night Market in Taipei’s Shilin District. Shilin Night Market is one of Taiwan’s biggest and most well-known night markets. Anyone visiting Taipei should not miss this ‘attraction’. 🙂 Shilin Night Market 士林夜市 Shilin Night Market is known for […]

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The Original Din Tai Fung on Xinyi Road 鼎泰豐 信義店

Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned restaurant chain that originated in Taiwan. It was founded in Taipei in 1958 and has since expanded to locations all over the world, including Australia, Japan, the United States, China, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and others. They are famous for their xiao long bao (小笼包), a type of steamed […]

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Tian Jin Onion Pancake 天津蔥抓餅

We noticed a long line opposite the road, right outside the Tian Jin Onion Pancake shop, while we were enjoying our mango shaved ice dessert at Smoothie House. This modest-looking stall shares the same space with Thanh Ky Vietnamese Restaurant (誠記越南麵食館). Tian Jin Onion Pancake specialises in Taiwanese scallion pancake (also known as green onion […]

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