Clarissa Wei

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Clarissa Wei is an American freelance journalist and video producer based in Taiwan. Her writing has been published in VICE, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Eater, Bon Appetit, Nikkei Asian Review, CNN, NPR, Saveur Magazine, BBC, Eater, and Serious Eats (among other publications). She has also co-authored a handful of travel guidebooks.

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2020/12/04 | Clarissa Wei

How Taiwan’s Largest Wet Market Was Torn Down and Came Back Stronger Than Ever

Jianguo Market — located in the center of Taichung — was considered one of Taiwan’s largest wet markets. Thanks to local activists, it has thrived despite a relocation.

2021/04/18 | Clarissa Wei

These Women Are Encouraging Taipei To Eat Its Weeds

While foraging has recently become a trend around the world, Grassland in Dadaocheng is rooted in traditional Taiwanese herbalism.

2021/02/17 | Clarissa Wei

To Curtail Fear of Water, Taiwanese Children Are Being Taught How To Build Canoes From Scratch

A few friends came together to teach children in Yilan to build canoes. Their mission, though, is about much more than boat building.