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Taiwan rejects 4,000 kg of contaminated instant noodles from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized over 4,000 kg of contaminated instant noodles from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan, as well as nearly 1,00...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines launches flights to Fukuoka, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — StarLux Airlines started flying to its third Japanese destination, Fukuoka, Thursday (Feb. 17), in the hope of a quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline,...

Japan: Restaurants compete with elaborate fake plastic food displays

Bowls piled high with ramen, dishes of fried rice, plates of perfectly prepared steak, spaghetti, salad or pizza in Japanese restaurant windows are enticing to the eye and can whet the appetite of the...

Where every kid needs lunch, school fights to feed them all

FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — Most mornings, children are waiting beside the road with arms outstretched by the time driver Brian Hall pulls up in the decades-old yellow school bus. As he pu...

Taiwan's A-Sha teams up with NBA player to donate noodles in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese instant noodles brand A-Sha has partnered with NBA Heat player Duncan Robinson to donate 10,000 packs of noodles to southern Florida. “This season, duri...

Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans' 16-year wait?

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans have waited 16 long years for a savory, crispy bite that would satisfy their taste buds and right an infamous wrong. This week, they finally could fill a bowl w...

Pizza Hut Taiwan launches 'world's first ramen pizza' today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an attempt to build on the success of last year's pearl milk tea pizza craze, Pizza Hut Taiwan on Tuesday (June 30) launched what it describes as the "world...

‘We don’t know how it will end’: Hunger stalks amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — When all this started — when the coronavirus began stalking humanity like an animal hunting prey, when she and her husband lost their restaurant jobs overnight as the world shut down...

Millennial Money: More money can lead to more problems

A few years ago, my best friend said something that really stuck with me. The gist was this: It doesn't matter whether you make $25,000 or $100,000 a year — you'll still feel like you don't have enoug...

60% of Chinese tourists steal items from Japanese hotel rooms: Fuji Television

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey carried out by Fuji Television found that over 60 percent of Chinese questioned admitted to taking articles from hotels home, and Japanese hotels said that they lost a...

Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be ...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full tim...

Ramen rater releases list of 'Top 10 Taiwanese Instant Noodles of All Time'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Again sporting a bold Taiwan No. 1 T-shirt like last year, blogger Hans Lienesch on ​Sept. 2 announced his top 10 favorite Taiwanese ramen noodle products for the year in a vid...

The state that wants to spend more, not less, on prison food

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dropped onto Connecticut inmates' food trays in recent days was a concoction called chilitos, consisting of a cup of meatless chili mix, one slice of cheese, brown rice, refried...

Two Taiwanese brands make top 10 Instant Noodles list by Ramen Rater

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ramen Rater, a U.S. ramen review website run by blogger Hans Lienesch, on April 16 published the 2018 edition of top 10 best Instant Noodles of All Time, with two Taiw...