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

Taiwan Street Food Treat: Dorayaki

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The Taiwan street food scene is a wonderland filled with delicious and affordable food treats that every traveler should try. They offer insight into Taiwan’s checkered history showcasing food influences from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and even France. Around every street corner in Taiwan, you will find families and friends talking, laughing and sharing street food together. Keelung’s Night Market … Read More

Herb Alley: The Hidden Gem Street In Keelung

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Many people come to Keelung to visit the famous Miaokou Night Market. In addition to enjoying tasty snacks, there are many interesting hidden wonders near the market. By the side door of Tien-Ji Temple, you can find one of these little gems: Herb Alley. The entrance is next to the famous A-Hua fried noodles stand. “Keelung Herb Alley” refers to … Read More

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