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2017/01/30 | Scott Weaver

Islamic Flavors Blending Well in Taipei

More Muslim tourists means more demand for halal-certified restaurants.

2017/01/30 | Jules Quartly

Two Ends of the Celebrity Chef Spectrum in Taiwan

Famous foreign personalities like Jamie Oliver bring business expertise, but in the long run it is local master chefs like André Chiang who will carry the torch.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2017/01/29 | Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung

Fungus Among Us: The History of Mushrooms in Taiwan

Taiwan has a long history of growing a wide variety of mushrooms, and was once a major exporter.

2017/01/25 | 廣編企劃

Carrefour Brings Back the Good Old Days

Changing an industry is a step-by-step process. First we identify our customers’ problems and then improve on them. We keep improving our service because we really care about our customers’ needs. What we want is to bring back that ‘good old day’ feeling when you shop with your family in our stores.

2017/01/28 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Pineapple Bars

Pineapple cakes are incredibly tasty but also incredibly difficult to make at home. This dead simple recipe for pineapple bars has an American twist on a Taiwanese traditional snack.

2017/01/27 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Green Onion Pancake

Enjoy one of the all-time favorite Taiwanese snacks!

2016/05/20 | 廣編企劃

Think You Know Chiayi? Check Out These Fun Facts!

How much do you know about Chiayi? Let's get to know Chiayi with the city's historical and geographic background along with some fun facts!

2017/01/27 | Matthew Fulco

Exploring Taipei’s Speakeasies

The drink of choice is usually Japanese whiskey, sometimes in innovative cocktails.

2017/01/22 | Jules Quartly

From Night Market Treats to Food Court Fine Dining

The evolution of Taiwan’s mass market eating establishments has speeded up over the past decade to meet developing tastes and higher expectations.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2017/01/21 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Shredded Taro Cake

A specialty hailing from Tainan, southern Taiwan, this dish is best served hot.

2017/01/19 | Matthew Blitz

Where Wax US Presidents Go to Retire

In Gettysburg, it’s the end of an era for the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum.

2017/01/19 | Ariane Anantaputri

Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture

Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.

2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

2017/01/18 | Sarah Laskow

A Scientist Invented the Cyanometer Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure wanted to climb a mountain and mark the sky's hue accurately.

2017/01/17 | Mark Caltonhill

The Hunt for Chou Doufu and other Taiwanese Food in London

After spending two decades in Taiwan, three years ago TOPICS contributor Mark Caltonhill returned to live in the UK. Within weeks, he was missing “three-cups” slow cooking, kongxin cai (空心菜), and perhaps most of all, stinky tofu (臭豆腐). Here is his report.

2017/01/15 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Growing Appetite for Beef

Taiwan’s steakhouse market has moved upmarket with the arrival of some new restaurants.

2017/01/12 | Shen Hexi

Why Spiritualism is China’s Newest Celebrity Fad

Expensive healing treatments are an obsession for the rich, but perplex internet users and attract scammers.

2017/01/12 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan's Van Wilder Startup

Ten questions with the chief executive of a new dating and meet-up app.