Tasting and Travelling in Taiwan

This was Kyle’s first trip to Taiwan, so I was incredibly excited to go on missions with him in my home-country. From food and drink to tourist destinations and historical monuments, we covered quite a lot in our time there. Check out our adventure in Instagram pictures 🙂 #kmtaiwantrip

After landing at Taoyuan Airport, we needed to take the bus first in order to take the train. The THSR travels up to 300km per hour!

Lukang, a port in Changhua with the ancient village.

The architecture in the village hasn’t changed.

This spot is next to the temple, makes amazing oyster dishes.

Vendors all around the district.

National Museum of Natural Science, Kyle and I had A LOT of fun here. The exhibits are very interactive, perfect for learning as a kid.

Hot pot for one. Yes please! This is from a Japanese restaurant and they get packed to the brim on weekends.

My mama and papa.

This is a special place. The Wuchi Fishermen’s Wharf is a well-known attraction and you can buy incredibly fresh seafood of all sorts. There’s usually imported giant crabs, caviar-filled fish, langoustines and oysters, there’s too many fresh options to choose from. Then at the back, there’s a restaurant that will cook your fresh purchase – stir-fried or simple soups.

In Taipei, at the Bitan Suspension Bridge. Our friend Daniel took us to Taipei. As a local he took us around the business city, including his favourite spots from high school, the 100-year-old temple and the famous night market.

My favourite thing about Asia is the fruit.

A tourist attraction, called the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Every hour, the guards change shifts.

Temples all around, this one being over 100 years old.

A famous night market in Taipei called Huaxi Street Night Market.

Back in Taichung. This is Daniel, the other Asian and our tour guide friend. The Glass Museum is pretty cool. It’s located in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, owned by Taiwan Mirror Glass Enterprise Company Limited, and it mainly showcases glass artworks, household glassware, and industrial glass made with glass. There’s also a Mirror Maze you can visit that’s quite trippy once you come across the lights.

Outside the Glass Museum, there’s a glass temple.

Then we went to Lukang again as we didn’t manage to see everything we wanted. Definitely, the best place for baozi. Steamed buns with a spiced pork and cabbage filling, fresh out the bamboo basket. We parked near this vendor and had a baozi each to kick off our missions, then on the way back, we got a full box.

When in Taiwan, must have Taiwanese beef noodles!

My papa took us to get a handmade teapot from his usual spot. Other than enjoying tea with the store owner, his wife and daughter, we found an elegant and simple black teapot. After selecting the one we wanted, his daughter plaited the strings to connect the pot and the lid and they wrapped it up in beautiful silky material before boxing it.

We went to Kaohsiung to visit the biggest Buddhist Temple (佛光山) in Taiwan. There are two parts to this gigantic temple, the temple itself and then the  Memorial Center. The tea house we visited was above the cafeteria.

In Tainan, my hometown, my parents knew exactly where to go to find the best vendors. This is Section 3, Guohua St, West Central District in Tainan.

In Dajia, Taichung. We met up with my childhood friend, Nicky and she took us to a few spots.

This place is visited by celebrities all over for their oyster and chitterlings (pork intestines) noodles.

The noodles.

We came to the coffee shop here, the gardens are crazy beautiful.


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