文诚蜂蜜 Wen & Cheng Honey

When you ask a Singaporean about honey, Manuka would probably be mentioned. However, I was recently introduced to a very unique Logan Honey, produced in Taiwan, by 文诚蜂蜜. Founded in 1961, this Taiwanese honey is famous for its uniquely flavoured honey. The most prominent of which is Longan Honey. In case you are wondering, the longan…

Sugar & Spice 糖村: Taiwan’s Candy Pride

Why Sugar & Spice is Taiwan’s No.1 Gift of Choice Located on Dunhua S. Road in Taipei City, Sugar & Spice’s décor is minimalistic and bright. More than half of the customers in store are tourists, speaking a diverse array of languages while holding exquisitely packaged gift boxes. To the unsuspecting eye, this may appear…

The Place Tainan, a Modern, Minimalist hotel for you

The Place Tainan 台南老爺行旅. During my recent visit to Tainan, I had put up at this hotel. On entering the lobby, it look very much like any other decent hotel. Clean, modern and filled with polite staff rushing to help you settle in. After a night there, I think the hotel offers more than that!…

Chateau de Chine Hotel serving Muslim Friendly meals in Kaohsiung

A slightly different take on food. There is a restaurant in Kaohsiung that serves Muslim Friendly meals. Chateau de Chine Hotel (高雄翰品大飯店 – 穆斯林友善餐廳) This restaurant is one of two restaurants in Kaohsiung, Taiwan serving Muslim Friendly meals. All ingredients are halal and specially sourced from suppliers. The meal is served in a private room and…

Looking for Lodging in Kaohsiung?

With the entry of Airbnb and many hostels, hotels are feeling the pinch with falling room rates. So what they do? Well, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going! In my recent trip to Taiwan, specifically in Tainan and Kaohsiung, I stayed at 2 hotels which fit the bill. They are not your run…

Chef Teng of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I was recently in Taiwan. Specifically in the city of Kaohsiung. Now, I have been to Taipei many times for holidays. Yet, I have never been to Kaohsiung for a proper holiday. Many years ago, I did spend a night in Kaohsiung, but one night doesn’t do this beautiful city any justice. The food for one…