Car careens into hotpot shop in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a crazy day for car wrecks in Taichung, a man lost control of his vehicle while turning left and sailed into a hotpot restaurant. Early this morning, w...

Photo of the Day: 'Do not accept Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Western and Chinese netizens alike are getting quite a chuckle from a sign at a popular hotpot chain in China which appears to warn patrons to "not accept Taiwan." ...

Costco Taiwan apologizes for selling spicy hotpot one year past expiration date

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United States-based retailer Costco apologized Thursday for selling frozen spicy hotpot more than one year past its sell-by date due to a packaging error. The problem origina...

Chinese tourists skip paying NT$9,229 bill in Taipei restaurant 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A group of 12 Chinese tourists left a hotpot restaurant in Taipei without paying the NT$9,229 (US$298) bill on Friday (Nov. 16), reported Apple Daily. A group of 12 tou...

Foods eaten on Lidong, 1st day of winter, in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Nov. 7) is Lidong (立冬), the first day of winter on the lunisolar calendar and as such, it is a time when Taiwanese traditionally prepare for the cold and soggy...

Photo of the Day: Crayfish's daring escape from spicy hotpot in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Netizens in Taiwan and China have become captivated by a video showing a courageous crayfish sacrificing his claw to escape from a boiling cauldron of spicy hotpot. On ...

A wonderful trip to Yuli in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When I have four-day or longer vacations, eastern Taiwan is usually my first choice of domestic destinations, and there I went on a trip during the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, du...

Stroll along Maoao Bay in northeastern Taiwan and taste the special agar hotpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—People have one more reason to visit Maoao (卯澳), a peaceful fishing village located on a hilly terrain behind a sea bay on Taiwan’s northeastern coast, besides its stu...

Last supper: Japanese city launches emergency warning after supermarket mistakenly sells poisonous fish

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The city of Gamagori in Aichi Prefecture activated an emergency warning after a supermarket in the city sold five packets of the fugu (pufferfish) without removing the liv...

Taiwanese waitress fired from Australian eatery for saying Taiwan is 'definitely not' part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese woman working as a waitress in a hot pot restaurant in Sydney, Australia was fired by her Chinese boss after she refused to agree with his statement that Taiwan is ...

Today is Dongzhi, time to eat tangyuan!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the longest day of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, the following is an overview...

Snowfall impacts bottom line for businesses and Olympians

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's no stretch to say that snow is the key to success for Jon Lillis. The reigning world champion in aerials skiing is also a restaurant owner in Park City, a...

Self-heating beef dish blamed for carbon monoxide scare

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — A self-heating beef dinner from China is being blamed for a carbon monoxide scare at a Rhode Island boarding school. The Barrington Fire Department says they ...

Massive fireball in hotpot restaurant injures 7 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A huge ball of fire at a hotpot restaurant in central Taiwan's Changhua County that broke out last night (Nov. 9) at 6 p.m. injured seven, including a 3-year-old girl, repo...

How Lidong, 1st day of winter, is observed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Nov. 7) is Lidong (立冬), the first day of winter on the lunisolar calendar and as such, it is a time when Taiwanese traditionally prepare for the cold and soggy...