Ain't No Party Like A Taiwanese Hot Pot Party
Load your plates with meat, dumplings, noodles, and veggies, and prep your savory bone broth. It's hot pot weather.
I Soaked in Coffee-Flavored Hot Springs and a Sweet Potato Sauna in Taiwan
The Chuan Tang Spring Spa Hotel features pools flavored with coffee, tea, milk, lemongrass, and Chinese herbs, giving me the feeling of being slowly cooked in a vat of chicken broth.
Sink Your Teeth into These Squid Ink Garlic Buns
On any given day, this outpost of a popular Taiwanese bakery franchise in Pasadena, California churns out anywhere from 2,000 to 3,500 pieces of bread, including these pitch black "Japanese Calamari Sticks."
The Dragon Boat Festival Is an Excuse to Feast on Glutinous Rice Dumplings
Eaten during the annual Dragon Boat Festival, zongzi is a tetrahedral glutinous rice dumpling of Chinese origin that's wrapped in bamboo leaves and stuffed with pork, salted duck egg yolk, dried shiitakes, and more.
Real-Deal Grass Jelly Shouldn't Come Out of a Can
In the US, the Asian dessert known as grass jelly comes in cans and is devoid of flavor. The actual stuff, however, is fragrantly sweet and smoky, and the perfect thing to slurp down in summer heat.
Foraging and Pig Hunting Still Sustain One of Taiwan's Most Remote Aboriginal Villages
The population of Smangus—an aboriginal village in a remote region of Taiwan—is only 178. There, the townspeople keep their indigenous language alive, forage for mushrooms and bamboo, and throw a party every time a wild pig is caught.
The Not-Quite-American Feeling of Being a 1.5 Generation Immigrant
When you move to a new country as a kid, you never fully fit in with your home culture or your adopted culture.
This Ice Cream Turns Into a Pile of Edible Lace
Meet snow ice, the beautiful, undiscovered lovechild that ice cream and shaved ice had in the streets of Taiwan. It's practically an edible version of Picasso’s portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler with its jagged, razor blade-shaved ribboned texture.
Taiwanese Auteur Tsai Ming-liang's Ode to Adolescence, 'Rebels of the Neon God,' Comes to US Theaters
Finally receiving a proper theatrical release in the US 23 years after it was made, <em>Rebels of the Neon God</em> is a fitting introduction to Tsai's singular style and a haunting work.
This Taiwanese Food Term Will Change the Way You Look at Gummy Candy
"Rubbery” is almost like a swear word in the culinary world, but that may be a narrow view of a quality that can actually be desirable in cooking: the “Q texture.”
Huang's World: Chengdu, Part 3
Eddie learns the subtleties of Sichuan cooking from master chef Yu, visits the sculpture factory of artist Deng Le, and climbs into a treehouse parlor to discover Taiwanese tea-pouring.
Huang's World: Back In Taiwan, Part 1
In this episode of Huang's World, Eddie heads back to Taiwan to get heavy into the heavy metal scene: face paint, screaming lessons, and furry pink pillows. Along the way, Eddie makes a quick pitstop to taste Taiwan's famous "little snacks" in Gongguan.