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Bird Wo Wo

9 Feb

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Snackdouche

13 Nov

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Bobadouche

30 Oct

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85°C America – Imagine a Starbucks Where People Waited in Line for an Hour for Pastries

13 Feb

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85°C is the Starbucks of Taiwan, with a branch on every corner and people from all walks of life stopping in a couple times a week for drinks — boba milk tea or sea salt lattes. 85°C has since opened 4 branches in America, all here in Southern California, but the draw is a huge assortment of breads, pastries, and fancy cakes — as well as a drink bar with many of the drinks that made them famous in Taiwan.

[* apologies for the lead photo. 98% of the clients are Asian, so this photo of the white girl in the inappropriate shirt is not representative.]
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Yong He – Soy Milk King in Taipei!

29 Jan

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Traditional Taiwanese breakfast is a bowl of soy milk alongside xiao bing you tiao — small bun, oily stick — an unsweetened cruller inside a flaky bun. We went to one of Taiwan’s most famous shops for this treat, Yong He.

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Gong Cha – Salty Boba?

24 Jan

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Gong Cha is a Taiwanese chain of boba shops that gives an interesting twist – salt-laced milk froth on top of tea. For a drink that is often candy-sweet, will salt be sweet or an abomination?

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Shin Yeh – Taiwanese Food Elevated

22 Jan

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While Din Tai Fung is Taiwan’s most famous restaurant, and the one all the ABCs flock to, Shin Yeh may be Taiwan’s best Taiwanese restaurant.

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