It’s been a long time coming for a food-related post to make its way here. Afterall, Taiwan is well-known for its variety of great food, but surely like me, you also want to know what other delicacies Taiwan has to offer other than niu rou mian (牛肉麵 Taiwanese beef noodles) or Din Tai Fung’s xiao long bao (小籠包 soup dumplings). So now that I’ve had time to savour Taiwan’s street food, it’s time to share some of my favourite delectable morsels, so unassuming that most people would often stick up their noses and walk right on by without giving them a chance. Most of them look displeasing to eat. Even the names don’t sound appetising. But I think it’s important to remember that our sense of disgust when it comes to food is also culturally moulded. And what better way to understand a new culture than to challenge our ready-formed perceptions?
My sister got hitched this month in one of the most idyllic of places – Provence France! And in keeping with the romantic Provençale setting, she had the perfect wedding gown custom-made to match. Now you may not know much about the dresses themselves, but I’m sure you’re familiar with the cost that could be associated with them. However, they really needn’t be an arm and a leg to afford. You just need to look to someone who currently lives in Taiwan and can go shopping for you! Continue reading