Posted in June 2012

The Red Room: A Meeting Place for Cultures

The Red Room: A Meeting Place for Cultures

As a single expatriate, you may sometimes feel engulfed by inexpressible loneliness living in a foreign country even though you hold a nice meal ticket and boast all the comforts of a home. Well, The Red Room is coming to your rescue. Untold expatriates in Taiwan routinely get together on the 3rd Saturday of every … Continue reading

Din Tai Fung: the Rolls-Royce of Fast-Food Industry

Din Tai Fung: the Rolls-Royce of Fast-Food Industry

Once hailed as one of “The Ten Restaurants in The World” by the New York Times and a holder of countless culinary arts awards, Din Tai Fung, currently a one-Michelin Star fast-food restaurant headquartered in Taipei, boasts a total of 72 branches dotting the vibrant Pacific Rim Region. People in the United States, Australia, Malaysia, … Continue reading

The Duanwu Festival

The Duanwu Festival

People living in Taiwan will have a day of rest on the Duanwu Festival, aka Dragon Boat Festival, on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. So what’s so special about Duanwu that makes it a national holiday in Taiwan? An anecdote is in order. In the Warring States Period of the Zhou Dynasty … Continue reading