Taipei

Food

A Brief Guide to Fan Tuan, the Delicious Rice Rolls of Taiwan

The best Taiwanese breakfast is oblong, stuffed with any number of tasty things, and wrapped with hot sticky rice.
Clarissa Wei
2.21.18
Taiwan

The 9 Best Foods at Taipei's Night Markets

How to eat your way through the city.
Tiffany Ran
1.11.18
Taiwanese food

Meet the Woman Who Is Preserving Taiwan's Street Food Tradition

Chuang Pao-hua teaches students of every walk of life how to cook dishes with 'gu zhao wei,' or old-school flavor.
Tiffany Ran
4.28.17
Chinese food

My Szechuan Restaurant Is So Spicy That a Customer Called The Cops on Me

Everyone handles spice differently. I invented a heat index scale for my restaurant, Han Dynasty, so that people don't send dishes back to the kitchen, one of the biggest cultural insults in China.
Han Chiang
4.24.17
Scene Reports

Taipei’s Extreme Metal Scene Provides an Unlikely Home for Its Misfits

In Taiwan, choosing a life in the underground punk and metal scene means going against everything the dominant culture holds dear.
Joe Henley
4.17.17
Taiwan

Costco Is Even Better in Taiwan

Craving a bit of nostalgia—and the big box store's famous muffins—I stopped by a Costco in Taipei, where you can get everything from Kirkland booze to sea cucumbers.
Natalie B. Compton
2.25.17
Taiwan

How a Taipei Restaurant Turned a Meat-Filled Street Snack Vegan

Taiwan's luwei involves braising ingredients in a hot broth and then adding spices and sauces to the finished product. While it almost always involves pork or other meat, Vege Creek has found wild success with its pick-your-own vegan version.
Amy Chyan
8.31.16
Writer's Block

Taiwan's Graffiti Scene Is Outgrowing Its Foreign Influences

Graffiti in Taipei used to be dominated by expats, but that's changing thanks to a new generation of dedicated and talented writers.
Ray Mock
8.14.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Five officers are dead following a sniper attack on a peaceful police protest in Dallas, the State Department has reopened the email probe on Hillary Clinton, and more.
VICE Staff
7.8.16
Stuff

Eddie Huang Dives into Taipei's Culinary Delights Tonight on VICELAND

Eddie takes us to his parents' home country of Taiwan on an all new 'HUANG'S WORLD,' and then we watch the guys from 'King of the Road' commit to the competition's most dangerous stunts.
VICE Staff
6.9.16
shrimp

You've Got to Catch Your Own Dinner at This DIY Shrimp Fishery in Taipei

Fishing for shrimp inside of a massive warehouse bar while drinking cheap beer with your friends? Think of it as bowling for shellfish.
Lauren Sloss
6.2.16
cat cafe

I Visited the World's 'First' Cat Cafe

Taipei's Cat Flower Garden is often called the world’s first cat café. But business wasn't exactly buzzing when it opened nearly two decades ago.
Clarissa Wei
3.7.16
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