The Vegan Foodie’s Guide to Keelung: Restaurant, Night Market & Convenience Store

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Vegan foods in Keelung, Taiwan Located just about an hour away from Taipei, Keelung is a major port city (Taiwan’s second largest seaport actually!) and is nicknamed “The Rainy Port.” There is a rich history to be explored and plenty of breathtaking views in Keelung, making it the perfect addition to your Taiwan travel itinerary. You may be wondering, though, … Read More

Miaokou Night Market: Anthony Bourdain’s #1 night market in Taiwan

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In a country famous for its night markets, the port city of Keelung may be home to the best: Miaokou Night Market Bourdain goes to Taiwan Anthony Bourdain, the legendary food documentarian, only visited Taiwan once during his 20 year television run. It was to shoot a 2013 episode of The Layover, a short-lived series created by Bourdain on the … Read More

Keelung’s Ren’Ai Market is a local treasure trove of food

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Unlike Miaokou Night Market just down the street, the Bo-Ai Ren-Ai Food & Shopping Center (aka Ren’Ai Market) is a more local spot. It’s a traditional wet market stretching a city block and divided into two floors. The first floor offers fresh produce, meat & fishes, and a variety of goods (clothes, shoes, sweets, etc). The second floor is home … Read More

Where to find the best scallion pancakes in Keelung – an illustrated guide.

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Scallion Pancakes/ Cōng yóu Bǐng Scallions are an abundant vegetable in Taiwan and not left underutilised. If you don’t consider yourself much of a pancake person, hear me out – scallion pancakes, or Cōng yóu Bǐng, are a savoury Taiwanese delicacy that satisfies everyone’s taste.  What do scallion pancakes taste like? The pancakes consist of a crisp golden fried outer … Read More

Muslim-Friendly Places in Keelung City

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Best places in Keelung for Muslims  Keelung, a lively harbor town located in northern Taiwan, presents an amazing fusion of cultural diversity, historical places, and scenic view, making it as a perfect spot for Muslim voyagers. This blog post highlights some of the best places in Keelung for Muslims, including restaurants and a mosque that offer halal food and a place of … Read More

Chhau-a-koe: history, ingredients, preparation and when to enjoy it

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Keelung’s Bakery and Traditional Sweets Mrs Kang and her Zhongqi Western Bread Upon entering Mrs Kang shop in Keelung’s Yiqi Road, the smell of fresh bakery entices my nostrils. Then, I notice the shiny wide ovens, the steaming pots and other traditional tools, I know I’ve found the right spot to taste some Taiwanese traditional sweets. Even though Mrs Kang … Read More

Taiwan: The Kingdom of Fruit

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If you’ve travelled much of Asia, you’ll have observed the generous diversity of fresh fruits these countries have on offer – Taiwan is certainly no exception. There’s a reason it’s coined ‘The Kingdom of Fruits’.   Taiwan’s subtropical climate is favourable for horticultural production. The mountainous island offers a range of humidity and temperature conditions that allow for a variety … Read More

Keelung’s Miaokou Night Market: 5 Weird Foods

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Residents of Keelung have foregone countless late-night cravings, thanks to the non-stop operation of Keelung’s Kitchen: Miaokou Night Market. Having shortly been established around the newly built Dianji Palace in 1873 , Miaokou Night Market would continue to feed the appetites and culinary curiosity of all those who visited. If there were one thing that Miaokou Night Market couldn’t offer … Read More

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