Archive | December, 2012

Chun Sui Tang – the Mother Boba

31 Dec

Chun Sui Tang is reportedly the inventor of boba milk tea. While this has a high likelihood of being apocryphal, or at least disputed, I’m just about ready to declare this the best boba ever.

It’s at least the most expensive boba ever. That much is not in dispute.

[* Note: Apologies for some blurry photos here. No excuses, just lack of skill.]

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Snackdouche – Lay’s Swiss Cheese and something else like seaweed Funyuns

30 Dec

Part Two of our Snackdouche: Taiwan edition feature.

The setting: Taipei
The store: Wellcome [sic] in the Tien Mou district
The snacks: Lay’s Potato Chips, Swiss Cheese flavor; some indecipherable Taiwanese name snack which is “Fiery Seaweed” flavor
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Lost in Translation – If Rob Schneider is Bill Murray, Who Is Scarlett Johansson?

29 Dec

Ten Ren is one of the most famous brands in tea here in Taiwan, a mark of quality despite its ubiquity. Rob Schneider is synonymous with quality in the U.S. His imprimatur signals to the consumer that a movie was made with the utmost care and only to the highest standards of taste and decorum.

So it should be no surprise to see Schneider as the featured spokesman for Taiwan’s most prestigious tea brand. More pictures after the jump.

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Snackdouche – Doritos Late Night – Buffalo Wings flavor

28 Dec

If you’ve traveled abroad and shopped at the local grocery for American/foreign snacks, then this new Snackdouche feature is for you.

The setting: Taipei
The store: Wellcome [sic] in the Tien Mou district
The snack: Doritos “Late Night” – Buffalo Wings Flavor

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85 C Cafe – Danshui, Taiwan – the Starbucks of Boba

27 Dec

A visit to Taiwan is going to yield a bunch of Taiwan-specific posts. Let’s kick things off with a post about the Starbucks of Taiwan, 85°C.
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Flying Pig Cafe – Culinary Plagiarism Done Poorly

24 Dec


How should we feel about culinary plagiarism? A meal at the Flying Pig (Truck) Cafe, and their blatant plagiarism of a classic Momofuku dish sparked this thought.

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This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse – Pizza Hut’s Cheeseburger Crust Pizza

21 Dec


In honor of the idiocy surrounding the end of the world, here’s a roundup of culinary signs that the Apocalypse is nigh:

Slouching towards Flavortown