8 Things about Taiwan

Taiwan has been a nice trip of nature, sights, food, friends and more… I filmed quite some things and made a movie: 8 Things about Taiwan. Below are some extra info and thoughts about the 8 subjects. 1. Nature  The first shot with the dog and the last shot with the theater thing is in […]
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Asian street food tips from Chef Marvin

Recently a reader shared some awesome Asian street food tips with me. He is a chef and also a Asian food lover. I didn’t want to keep all the good tips for myself, so here they are: 1) Amsterdam Shanghai Bistro – Chinese street food (dumplings, crispy pork belly with pickles, steamed buns, char sieuw […]
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Dim Sum chat

A conversation I had with Lazy Penguin. My expectations for Asian food is high on food, low on interior and service. If the food is good, I don’t care about the environment or service. Of course it’s nice to have the whole package, but the taste of the food is the reason why I visit […]
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Asian breakfast restaurant in NL

After one week of bread for breakfast in the Netherlands and I am already missing the Taiwanese breakfast…  I was wondering whether an “Asian Breakfast Take Out Restaurant”  in the Netherlands would work. A restaurant that is open in the morning till lunch for take out: fast Asian food.  Would you guys buy breakfast from […]
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Life… happiness

This post is not much related to food, but more about life and happiness. It can become philosophical, so you have been warned. I was thinking about my life and I felt the need to visualize it. What am I doing in life and what for? For happiness? I have 4 categories in life, maybe other […]
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Back from Taiwan

Have a good weekend!

Fast food in Taiwan

Dandan Hamburg DanDan hamburg is a fast food restaurant of Kaohsiung and Tainan. They are like KFC, because they also serve fried chicken. But with some extra Taiwanese food, like mian xian (thin noodle soup). The noodles are very soft and there is also fish cake in there. You hardly need to chew. Mos Burger […]
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3 cup dish – 三杯鸡

I learned about a delicious dish here in Taipei: sanbei or three cup ‘something’. This dish is made using three cups of taste makers: 1 cup sesame oil, 1 cup soy sauce and 1 cup of cooking wine. Further the dish has old ginger with skin, Thai basil, garlic and hot peppers. You can add […]
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Taiwanese Beef noodle day

Simple beef noodle We ate two beef noodles on the same day. In the morning we stumbled upon a simple eatery in Hualien. I wanted to eat there, because it smelled so good. The chef had won some prices I think, because he had some news articles about him on the window. We had a […]
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Taiwanese/Chinese drinking culture

Fun thing of hostels is that you meet new people. On our 3rd night at the hostel we were invited by a Taiwanese man (i will call him Mike for the story) to drink some strong alcohol and beer together. Since I am a girl, I got a mixed down version: 38% with something like […]
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