A Taiwanese-Style Western Breakfast in Keelung

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Keelung Food: A Harmony of East and West Have you ever wondered, what is a Taiwanese-Style Western Breakfast? Todat I found out. The eatery looked just like a typical local restaurant, until I noticed from the menu that the Keelung food served was actually Western-style. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. I ordered the set meal of spaghetti, a fried … Read More

Udon at Pier Number 6

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If you find yourself waking up in Keelung one fine morning, where would you go to quell your rumbling belly? Perhaps a typical breakfast store a few doors down, or the famed Zhou Jia Soy Milk where lines snake out of the shop and down the street for some scallion pancakes (cong you bing). Some noodles tossed in a variation … Read More

Eddie’s Café et Tiramisu

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Tucked away in the unlikeliest of places, Eddie’s Cafe is located where the old Chenggong Market used to stand before it moved to its new location. My mother used to take me shopping with her there and on Saturday evenings I attended art classes on the very same street, but I was never allowed to venture beyond its borders. Twenty … Read More

Keelung Street Food: Taiyaki at Yi 2nd Road

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Apart from buying fish at the Kanziding fish market in the middle of the night, there are many bustling “snappers” floating out of Yi 2nd Rd “Keelung Ginza” in the afternoon. From the beginning of junior high school, I went to school every day on the street, and I made it a point to buy Taiyaki at Yi 2nd Rd. … Read More

LOKA Café: Watch the Harbor at a 2F Chung Cheng Road Spot

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Being a Keelung “ke-á kid” when I was a child (Ke-á means “street” in Taiwanese, and Keelungers refer to it as the downtown area covering the Keelung Train Station, the Miaokou area, the  No. 31 Bridge, and the area surrounding the Tianliao River), I had no impression of Chung Cheng Road until the time when my mom and I found … Read More

2 of the 25 best cafés in Keelung: “Shalom Café” and “Eddie’s Café et Tiramisu”

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Cafés in Keelung Keelung, located in the northeast part of Taiwan, is a beautiful port city that is becoming more popular among tourists. Keelung has many attractions, such as the night market, Zhongzheng Park, and the Keelung Islet. However, a trip to Keelung would not be complete without experiencing its unique cafe culture. Eddie’s Cafe and Shalom Cafe are two … Read More

A Breakfast of Scallion Pancakes from Zhou Jia Soy Milk Store

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Keelungers love strong flavors, and breakfast is no exception. A typical breakfast combines dry noodles, pancakes, and wonton soup. There are many well-known scallion pancake restaurants in Keelung, but the approach to making scallion pancakes differs in each. Typically, the pancake is first fried and then baked. Zhou Jia’s are full of scallion, giving them a fragrant and rich taste. … Read More

Ruth C Coffee In Keelung: A Hidden Alley Gem

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Keelung’s Alley Shops A mindless stroll along Keelung’s many traditional alleys will give you a completely free and authentic glimpse into a Keelungers’ life. Despite the age-stained walls, take a chance on some side roads off the beaten path and follow your intuition (and your nose!). It’s here in these alleyways and hidden crevices of the city that true Keelung … Read More

Liao Mama Bubble Tea (廖媽媽珍珠奶茶) In Keelung

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Liao Mama – An Old School Bubble Tea Shop In Keelung No trip to Taiwan is complete without drinking ourselves full with cup after cup of bubble tea. Liao Mama Bubble Tea 廖媽媽珍珠奶茶 is a hole-in-the-wall shop in Keelung, conveniently situated walking distance from Keelung Train Station. Today, many modern bubble tea chains like Tiger Sugar and 50 Lan have taken … Read More

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