Category 'Foodporn Friday'

Lehua Night Market: 樂華夜市

Lehua Night Market is my new local night market. Which should tell you something, if you pay any attention to my blog, because it didn’t use to be my local night market before (that was Jingmei…). How do you wind up with a new local night market? You move, of course! So yes, I moved apartments, and my new place is glorious and I no longer have to sleep in the same room as a refrigerator, but more on
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November Noms

I’ve had a lot on my plate recently. Teaching Taiwanese students, working out, desperately trying to achieve my goal of reading twelve books this year, and cranking out blog posts, thanks to a sudden surge of inspiration that came over me last week. Seriously, I scribbled down seventeen different ideas for blog posts, and am working on getting all of these to you lovely people. Oh and I’ve been doing one other thing: eating delicious food.   Taipei is a…
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The Best Things I Ate In September

September was a magical month. I started it off in the UK, surprising my mum at her wedding, which was a whole surprise in itself (confused? read this). Then it was off to Singapore… with Ting for our first international trip, heck our first trip outside of Taipei, together. Then there was a fair bit of travel within Taipei itself in September, heading to new neighbourhoods and seeing what they had to offer. Oh and of course, there was
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All The Things I Ate In Singapore

The prospects of astronomical prices and lolloping around with nothing to do played on my mind before heading to Singapore, but both worries proved to be unfounded as I ended up absolutely loving the city…. One thing I wasn’t worried about before heading to Singapore though? The food. I posted on my personal and my blog pages on Facebook, and got some rather emphatic responses from friends and followers. There’s absolutely no way that I would have been able
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All The Food I Ate In Bangkok

During the four days I spent in Bangkok to celebrate my 28th birthday, I ate. A lot. In fact, I ate so much on my last day that I practically needed rolling from the desk in my hotel room to the bed, a mere three feet away. Suffice to say, the food in Bangkok was superb, and the Thai capital definitely lived up to its reputation as being a great destination for people who love to chow down on the…
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Tibetan Food: 9 Must-Nosh Noms

Tibetan food isn’t something that I’ve encountered a whole lot of before. Even here in Taipei, where there’s a whole host of food from different parts of China…, Tibetan isn’t a cuisine that I’ve had the pleasure on chowing down on. In fact, the only Tibetan food that I can recall eating are some momos that I had in Berlin last summer.   Since Tibet isn’t really on my travel radar for the immediate to near-distant future, I jumped
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Parisian Perfection

If you were to ask me which city in the world is home to my favourite food, I’d probably contemplate it for a while before finally answering, Paris. Such an obvious response perhaps, but the French capital has a stellar reputation when it comes to food for a reason, and it’s also home to my favourite restaurant… on the planet.   Of course, since I’ve only spent a total of little over a week in Paris, that means that there
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Delving Into Din Tai Fung

Thanks to the good ole’ interwebs, before I’d even landed in Taipei this January, I had people constantly recommend one place to me as a must-eat venue: Din Tai Fung. A dumpling den extraordinaire, Din Tai Fung is known for its xialongbao… (小龍包), a kind of soup dumpling, but I’d been resistant to go. I’d heard from friends in Taipei that it was too expensive and overrated – 90NT per dumpling? No thanks. However, after being caught in a sudden
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Modern Toilet: Taipei’s Craptacular Cafe

Modern Toilet is one of those places that, as soon as I heard about it from friends in South Korea, I knew I had to go to. A restaurant where everything from the decor and plates to the food itself is toilet themed? That’s right up my alley, and the kind of thing that I go bananas for when I travel.   Taipei is choc full of theme cafes…, and Modern Toilet, located in the Ximen neighbourhood, is probably
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An Ode To Fro-Yo

Summer is possibly my least favourite season out there. In Asia, it tends to be hot, wet and sticky, and makes me question why I even bother to shower some days, as I’ll end up drenched in a pool of my own sweat mere minutes after leaving my apartment. In the UK, the existence of summer itself is often questionable, as some years seem to totally bypass it. Alas however, summer is a reality, and I have numerous tools to…
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