Overseas – Taipei


Orange Shabu Shabu 橘色刷刷锅 – Absolutely Yummy Japanese Hotpot Restaurant In Taipei, With Large Wagyu Beef Slices And Comforting Congee

Popular among foodie circles as the Japanese hot pot restaurant that is a cut above the average Taipei hot pot experience, Orange Shabu Shabu 橘色刷刷锅 is the first to elevate the hot pot genre into a more “finer dining” experience in Taiwan. It operates two branches in the Da’an District of Taipei. Why Orange? Its name is derived from the colour of its brushed copper custom hot pot cookware. Unlike stainless steel, copper exudes a more modern look and has superior heat conduction. Orange Shabu Shabu is especially known for its fresh seafood that guests will experience “sea-to-table”......

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Mala Hot Pot 马辣顶级鸳鸯火锅 – Taipei's Most Popular Hotpot Buffet, Very Affordable With FREE-FLOW Häagen-Dazs & Movenpick Ice Cream

Mala Hot Pot 马辣顶级鸳鸯火锅 – Taipei’s Most Popular Hotpot Buffet, Very Affordable With FREE-FLOW Häagen-Dazs & Movenpick Ice Cream

A search for “Best Hot Pot Restaurants in Taipei” brought me to Mala Top Double Soup Hot Pot Restaurant 马辣顶级鸳鸯火锅 in Ximending. This hotpot chain is extremely popular among the locals and tourists, and it is not difficult to understand why. You get to enjoy value-for-money buffet-style hot...

January 25, 2019
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The Alley 斜角巷 – Popular For Brown Sugar Bubble Milk And “Aurora Drinks” In Taiwan, Coming To Singapore Soon

The Alley 斜角巷 – Popular For Brown Sugar Bubble Milk And “Aurora Drinks” In Taiwan, Coming To Singapore Soon

Come, come, come. All the major bubble tea brands are coming to Singapore. After HEYTEA, Nayuki, Tiger Sugar, TP-Tea, TenRen Tea, Yi Fang Tea, we will also be expecting Jenjudan 珍煮丹 and… The Alley 鹿角巷. (Xing Fu Tang 幸福堂, when is your turn?) Anyway, The Alley (sometimes called...

January 12, 2019
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Le Palais 頤宮 – The Only 3 Michelin Star Restaurant In Taipei, Exceptional Cantonese Cuisine And Dim Sum

Le Palais 頤宮 – The Only 3 Michelin Star Restaurant In Taipei, Exceptional Cantonese Cuisine And Dim Sum

After being in operation for 7 years, Cantonese restaurant Le Palais 君品酒店- 頤宮中餐廳 was awarded 3 Michelin Stars in the inaugural Michelin Guide Taiwan 2018. Out of the 126 restaurants in the guide, it holds the distinction of being the only one achieving the highest rating possible. Despite...

January 09, 2019
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Golden Flower Toast 金花碳烤吐司專賣 - OTT Sandwiches Overloaded With Cheese Only NT$100 (SGD4.40), At Ximending Taipei

Golden Flower Toast 金花碳烤吐司專賣 – OTT Sandwiches Overloaded With Cheese Only NT$100 (SGD4.40), At Ximending Taipei

The one food that is still trending in Taipei, other than Brown Sugar Bubble Milk, is OTT-Toast. Well, take a look at Comida 可蜜達炭烤吐司 with the overflowing cheese. Golden Flower Toast 金花碳烤吐司專賣 located near the Ximen Red House, enjoys a constant steady queue. The sandwich shop, with a drink...

January 08, 2019
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Ming Fu 明福台菜海鮮 – 1 Michelin Star Taiwanese Cuisine Restaurant With Only 6 Tables, Known For Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

Ming Fu 明福台菜海鮮 – 1 Michelin Star Taiwanese Cuisine Restaurant With Only 6 Tables, Known For Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

I read that the owners of one Michelin-starred Ming Fu 明福台菜海鮮 were so low profile and “largely uninterested” that they didn’t attend the Michelin ceremony. Food and customers come first. Ming Fu is a six-table Taiwanese seafood restaurant that’s worth a stop in the Zhongshan District of Taipei....

January 06, 2019
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Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles 林東芳牛肉麵 – Perhaps The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei, With Flavourful Soup & Tender Beef

Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles 林東芳牛肉麵 – Perhaps The Best Taiwanese Beef Noodles In Taipei, With Flavourful Soup & Tender Beef

When people talk about the “Best Beef Noodles in Taipei”, it is usually a toss-up between Yong Kang Beef Noodles 永康牛肉麺館 or Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles 林東芳牛肉麵. Though there are also supporters for other humble-looking but renowned shops such as Liu Shandong Beef Noodles 劉山東牛肉麵, Niu Dian...

January 05, 2019
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12 Best Cafes In Taipei – From Fika Fika Cafe, GaBee Coffee, Fujin Tree, To Miracle Coffee From JJ Lin

12 Best Cafes In Taipei – From Fika Fika Cafe, GaBee Coffee, Fujin Tree, To Miracle Coffee From JJ Lin

Other than popular Bubble Teas shops and fruit juice stores, Taipei is also known for its quaint and indie coffee houses. Many of them are helmed by award-winning baristas. The one distinguishing factor about cafes in Taipei, is the calming and peaceful environment, best described as “文青”. I...

December 26, 2018
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Coffee Lover's Planet - Over 20 Coffee Options And 7 Brewing Methods, "Hidden" At Taipei's Pacific Sogo Mall

Coffee Lover’s Planet – Over 20 Coffee Options And 7 Brewing Methods, “Hidden” At Taipei’s Pacific Sogo Mall

Perhaps you may not venture to the basement of the Pacific Sogo Mall in Da’an district, but you can actually find two gems there – one’s the famous Sarabeth’s 紐約早餐女王 known for its brunch dishes and pancakes; the other is Coffee Lover’s Planet. Unlike the typical coffee chains...

December 26, 2018
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Quan Alley 寬巷子 - Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant With Creative Items, "Rose Meat" And Seafood Popsicles In Taipei

Quan Alley 寬巷子 – Taiwanese Hotpot Restaurant With Creative Items, “Rose Meat” And Seafood Popsicles In Taipei

Many hotpot restaurants in Taipei take the dining experience to another level, by providing exception service, intricate soup bases, and for this case particularly instagrammable ingredients. Quan Alley 寬巷子 is known to present its ingredients in creative and beautiful forms, pleasing to the eyes and photos. Expect pork...

December 17, 2018
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