One thing that I’ve discovered about Taiwan, especially outside of Taipei, is that people want you to know how they make things. Be it a food stall in a local night market, a piano factory in Taoyuan, or a bakery in the Sanxia district of New Taipei City (formerly Sanxia city).
The last time I went to the Hello Kitty Sweets restaurant in Taipei was a couple of years ago for a Valentines Day afternoon tea time with my wife and kids. The coffee and free wifi were good, the desserts were overpriced but okay, and the pink level was overwhelming. Since then a few friends […]
In the greater Taipei area, there are two kinds of night markets: those that have been “prettied up” for tourists (like HuaXi a.k.a. “Snake Alley”) and those that are more organic in nature and serve the community that surrounds them. Sanhe Night Market is one of the latter. It’s not wide streets with Net outlets […]
Yeah, you’re not supposed to feed them, but the shrimp there is so good that they continue to hang around on the off chance. Bubba Gump’s in Long Beach across from the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Behind a Chinese Dim Sum restaurant on Torrance Blvd. The food was great, BTW.
Another for my McPhotography file. Is eating at McDonalds considered “unsafe work”? If so, maybe I should have stopped him.
The French have the croissant. The Canadians have maple syrup and “bacon”. America has the hot dog. There are 2 culinary temples dedicated to the American hot dog: Nathans in New York and Pinks in Los Angeles. This year Pinks turns 70 years old. That may not seem like a long time, but LA is […]