Steven Crook

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2016/11/05 | Steven Crook

Shopping for Tradition in Taiwan

You might want to take some time to wander around the 'old streets' in Taiwan.

2016/10/12 | Steven Crook

Visiting Taiwan in the Fall

As temperatures start dropping in Taiwan, what does the island-nation have to offer visitors?

2017/02/01 | Steven Crook

Guabao: Getting a Handle on the Taiwanese 'Hamburger' (Plus Recipe)

Compared to the cult-like veneration of beef noodles, hot pot, and stinky tofu in Taiwan, the guabao (割包 or 刈包) is an underappreciated snack. What English-speakers often call 'the Taiwanese hamburger' is available in every town and city, but certainly not on every street, nor even in many night markets.

2017/02/19 | Steven Crook

South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part 2)

Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.

2016/08/02 | Steven Crook

Chimei Museum’s Violins and Tools of Violence

Industrialist Shi Wen-long shares his eclectic and fascinating collection of art and artifacts through his private museum.

2017/02/08 | Steven Crook

South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part One)

Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.

2016/07/26 | Steven Crook

Chiayi: Visiting the City of 'Commendable Righteousness'

The opening of the National Palace Museum branch in nearby Taibao is bringing more tourists to the area.

2016/08/30 | Steven Crook

Navigating Rough Waters: Taiwan’s Yacht Industry

The growing market for larger vessels and the emergence of domestic demand offer hope for the industry.

2016/10/22 | Steven Crook

INTERVIEW: American Travel Writer on Taiwan's 'Subtle Magic'

Joshua Samuel Brown will be heading back to Taiwan in January 2017 to begin on his fourteenth book, a hybrid travelogue/guidebook titled, 'Formosa Moon for Things Asian Press.'

2017/01/05 | Steven Crook

Taiwan’s Export Processing Zones: Forward-looking at 50

Previously home to light, assembly-type industries, Taiwan's exporting zones now mainly serve tech-oriented electronics operations.

2017/04/23 | Steven Crook

Foot Massage Pushes All the Right Buttons

Taiwan continues to embrace this 2,000-year-old tradition and it is now popular among locals and travelers.

2017/06/03 | Steven Crook

Adore Pork? You Will Love Taiwan

'Until the late 1990s, Taiwan was the world’s number two exporter of pork — behind Denmark but ahead of the United States.'

2016/10/15 | Steven Crook

Taiwan’s Versatile and Wonderful Bamboo

One of the British royal family’s official photographers once said that the bamboos of Taiwan were a 'remarkable feature.'

2017/04/16 | Steven Crook

Accessing the Best of Alishan in Taiwan

How can you travel one of Taiwan's most popular tourist attractions?

2017/03/19 | Steven Crook

The Taiwanese Hamburger Goes Global

'Taiwan’s culinary scene is nothing if not inventive, so it’s no surprise dozens of guabao variations are available.'