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Snapshots from Taipei

March 22, 2015

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15737522581_83853ef742_cThree nights and plenty of xiao long bao, tea, and soft-serve ^-^

15715723436_3e3a2e51c3_cMandarin Oriental Taipei recently opened…

15116920423_95f9407943_c…and you know my weakness for a good hotel breakfast. Green tea pancakes!

15734374401_6fd490d451_cDin Tai Fung (original location) is a must…

15551075557_4febf6f920_c…as is afternoon tea…

15736204465_b832494bc2_c…and a visit to the Mandarin Cake Shop. Guava macarons!

15715725626_d7e4da9c8b_cWistaria Tea House is one of the most magical places in the city (post here).

15120143353_dfbdc7786b_cBolo bao from Ho Mei. You can get bolo bao all over the US, but only in Asia do they slice the bun at an angle and slip in a thick slice of cold, salted butter.

15554616170_f39da98c9e_cA stop at Cha Cha Thé for pu’erh…

15715718716_2e21832c5d_c…and Milk Beard for whiskey-honey soft-serve.

15554362167_2452e28b32_cAnd brown sugar-sea salt soft-serve from 8% Ice.

15553552979_cf255f4165_cI’ve never been able to resist a good gua bao

15740972892_8d8b235f21_c…or mango ice, extra condensed milk!

15740969642_2688b5fa98_cJoël Robuchon at least once each trip. Duck and…

15740967922_5369cdc4f3_c…that chocolate-apricot sphere ^-^

15739424455_eb7ff46d1e_cWe went to visit Stacey’s family at Fong Puu…

15737496131_22a236ec92_c…and had one of my favorite takes on duck at Humble House. 28-day baby Yilan duck, roasted. That skin! That meat!

15551118887_3cacb358e9_cBe back soon again ^-^



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