DPP presidential candidate shouldn't be chosen 'under the table'

There's been drama every day recently as Taiwan's two major political parties attempt to nail down their candidates for the 2020 presidential election. The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) d...

Michelin Bib Gourmand unveils 15 new ‘street food’ establishments in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Michelin on Wednesday unveiled 24 Bib Gourmand “street food” establishments in night markets – 15 of which are appearing in the Guide for the first time ...

What is the difference between yuanxiao and tangyuan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Traditionally, yuanxiaos (元宵) and tangyuans (湯圓) are served on the day of the Yuanxiao Festival (Lantern Festival) and the winter solstice, respectively. Aside from that, ...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency holds Lantern Fest celebrations in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Lantern Festival just around the corner, the National Immigration Agency held an event at Wanhua New Immigrants’ Hall in Taipei on Sunday to mark the end of the...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

Top 10 Taiwanese superstitions to follow for luck on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and a Taiwanese feng shui expert and a T...

Chinese woman cries after being fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 55-year-old Chinese woman cried after being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) last night (Dec. 21) after being caught by Customs officers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...

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 of s...

New menu with Taiwanese ingredients transforms the image of French dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to make the young generation willing to try traditional French fine dining, the restaurant Paris 1930 at the Landis Taipei released a new menu using Taiwanese ing...

7 last minute options to eat zongzi for Dragon Boat Festival

Every year when Dragon Boat Festival rolls around, I have zongzi, or Chinese rice tamales as some people dub it, on the brain. Ask most people where their favorite zongzi is and the answer will be &qu...

Late Taiwan Cement president Leslie Koo's 33 favorite eateries in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To honor the memory the late Taiwan Cement Corp Group (台泥集團) chairman Leslie Koo (辜成允), following his tragic death in January, his children have put together a book that lists ...

10 places to celebrate Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While the official Lantern Festival (元宵節, Yuan Xiao Jie) falls on February 11—the first full moon and 15th day of the lunar year, marking the end of New Year celebrations...

Light up your Life at this year’s Taiwan Lantern and Pingxi Sky Lantern Festivals!

Taiwan (Taiwan News) -- Lantern Festivals are actually one of Taiwan's tourism highlights and happens to be on the bucket list for many international travelers around the globe. A festival that is...

Enjoy Dongzhi Festival with 'chicken puppy' dumplings

Taipei -- Today marks the Dongzhi Festival, the equivalent to the winter solstice in the Gregorian calendar. Taiwanese families traditionally reunite on this day and eat tangyuan (湯圓), brightly colore...

10 must-eat foods on Chinese New Year's Day in Taiwan

Now that you are well versed in the pitfalls to avoid during the Spring Festival from Part 1 and on Chinese New Year's Day from Part 2 of this series, it is now time to familiarize yourself with the c...