Apr 06, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Taiwanese street food

Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 15, 2008

The one thing that I dearly miss about living in Taiwan was the easily accessible variety of delicious street available everywhere. There was a shop nearby the place I used to live where my companion and I would often go for a late-night snack. This is a typical order: xialongbao (literally “little caged buns”), dumplings (or “pot stickers” if that’s what you prefer to call them), radish cake, and egg pancake. I am drooling as I am reminded of the wonders of Taiwanese street food…someone bring me back there, please!

Feb 09, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Night in Hsinchu

Hsinchu, Taiwan, taken on January 11, 2008

Having done an internship in Hsinchu, Taiwan for four months during my undergrad studies, I was accustomed to the completely different lifestyle of the Taiwanese compared with that of the west. Motorcycles were perhaps more numerous on the roads than were cars, and who could forget about the food? Aside from the irresistible night markets, every street seemed to be lined on both sides by stalls and shops selling food, drinks, and snacks of every kind!