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{Foreigner in Formosa} My Wee Taiwanese Kitchen

Do you live in America? Do you think you have a small kitchen? Think again. I have a square of exactly 21 inches x 21 inches of counter space from sink to stove in my Taiwanese kitchen. That's it. Don't believe me? Here's proof: In terms of major appliances, I have a two-burner gas stove, a… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} My Wee Taiwanese Kitchen

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa · Taiwan

{Foreigner in Formosa} Lee’s Restaurant

It's funny how distance and travel time are relative. I used to think that driving from KY to NJ and back during a four-day weekend wasn't so bad (only twelve hours each way), but now the thought of going four and a half hours to Kenting seems like a looooong trip. Maybe it's because Taiwan is so much… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Lee’s Restaurant

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa

{Foreigner in Formosa} Two Local Gems

One of the fun parts of living in a foreign country and of moving to any new location is finding the local gems. There are two particular food favorites that we've come across within a block from our apartment, and I'd like to share them with you now. Dan Bing Breakfast Shop Dan bing (蛋餅)… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Two Local Gems

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa · Taiwan

{Foreigner in Formosa} Green Tea is Everywhere

All I have to say is: I bet you don't have green tea flavored waffle bowls at the Cold Stone Creamery in your area. Well, I do. And here's a green tea Kit Kat bar! There are many varieties of green tea drinks in Taiwan (of course), there are green tea shaved ice treats, and many candies… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Green Tea is Everywhere

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa · Taiwan

{Foreigner in Formosa} Heavenly Hot Pot

Last night, my friend and I went to a hot pot restaurant in town. There are lots of places in Taiwan that serve hot pot; many restaurants offer it as a menu option alongside noodles, dumplings, and other delicacies. At those restaurants, you order a set meal of raw items that come with a boiling… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Heavenly Hot Pot