Tag Archives: Taipei

Taipei – Bikes for Rent

11 Jan

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Walking across from Taipei 101 in the Xinyi District, we spotted people riding along on these colorful bikes. They have this great automated system for renting the bikes.

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Just a random footnote to our Taiwan trip.

Snackdouche – Doritos Golden Cheese

10 Jan

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Part Four of our special Snackdouche: Taiwan edition.
The setting: TamKang Church in Danshui, Taiwan
The store: The vending machine in the lobby
The snack: Doritos – Golden Cheese flavor

A quick break in the action led to an impulse purchase of Doritos from a vending machine. What did 10 NT (about 35 cents) buy?

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Shilin Night Market – Part 2

5 Jan

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Part One of my trip to the Shilin Night Market is here.

Part Two covers what we ate.

We started at a stall famous for shen jien bao, pan-fried pork buns. SJBs are one of my favorite things to eat, and this stall draws a crowd.
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Snackdouche – Doritos Late Night – BBQ Shrimp

5 Jan

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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

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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

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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

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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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