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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.

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.

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.