Tag Archives: Taipei

Snackdouche – Doritos Late Night – BBQ Shrimp

5 Jan

Part Three of our special Snackdouche: Taiwan edition.

The setting: Taipei
The store: Wellcome [sic] in the Tien Mou district
The snack: Doritos “Late Night” – BBQ Shrimp Flavor
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Chen San Ding – the Best Boba? At Least the Sweetest Boba

3 Jan

Could the best boba drink in Taiwan be a glass of milk? I’m not ready to crown Chen San Ding the king yet, but a visit opened my eyes.
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Shilin Night Market – Part 1

3 Jan


What more can be said of the Shilin Night Market in Taipei? Like every self-respecting fooddouche, I make a beeline for the night market almost as soon as I touch down at Taoyuan Airport. In December 2011, they moved the food court to a permanent location in the basement of a new building (pictured above). I didn’t realize the site I had grown to love was a 10 year “temporary” site.

Pictures of the new food area after the jump.

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Snackdouche – McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie

2 Jan

Why would any self-respecting fooddouche waste valuable eating space visiting an American chain in Taiwan? Especially McDonald’s? Deep fried apple pies, that’s why!
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Sanji Ramen – Taiwan – Really Good Ramen, Hold the Garlic

1 Jan

It seems that a claim to having Taiwan’s #1 ramen might be doubted for a couple reasons. But Sanji Ramen turned out to be pretty great, even to a Tsujita-jaded fooddouche.
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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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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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