Shin Yeh review – eating chicken testicles and more
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Shin Yeh review – eating chicken testicles and more

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Chain restaurants have a poor reputation in the UK for limp, poor-quality food and soulless atmospheres. Most dedicated London restaurant lovers try to avoid chain outlets whenever possible, although there are a few that are worth seeking out. Different rules … Continue reading

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Tu Hsiao Yueh review – smoked shark and goose in Taipei

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Danzi noodles is a dish native to Taiwan and one of the supposedly best places to try it in Taipei is Tu Hsiao Yueh. This small restaurant is located on a small side street not far from the main … Continue reading

Taiwan New Paradise Banana review – a museum? A restaurant? It’s both!
★★☆☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Taiwan New Paradise Banana review – a museum? A restaurant? It’s both!

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Most Western tourists visiting Taiwan will probably never visit the city of Taichung in the western half of the island. Even if they do then it’s likely that they’ll be passing through on their way to one of Taiwan’s … Continue reading

Taipei Shin Gu Shiang review – old school dining in Taipei
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Taiwanese

Taipei Shin Gu Shiang review – old school dining in Taipei

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Taipei is an almost effortlessly modern metropolis and that’s reflected in many of its restaurants which are sleek, modern, air-conditioned places. If you fancy a break from this unbridled modernity then it’s worth seeking out Taipei Shin Gu Shiang. The … Continue reading

Kiki review – seriously stinky tofu
★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Sichuanese / Taiwanese

Kiki review – seriously stinky tofu

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage Taipei is full of interesting places to eat, but when you’re stumbling around the city’s confusingly named streets while basting yourself in your own sweat then you sometimes need to settle on whatever is closest to your hotel. Templeton Peck, … Continue reading

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of
★★★★☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Taiwanese

Din Tai Fung review – the biggest restaurant chain you’ve never heard of

This review of a Taiwan restaurant is a break from The Picky Glutton’s usual London-based coverage During my recent visit to Shanghai I sadly neglected to have any xiaolongbao, the city’s trademark soup-filled dumplings. I had previously and mistakenly believed that these delicious little dumplings were from Taiwan and that’s due in large part to … Continue reading

Eating my way around Taiwan
Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Eating my way around Taiwan

A travelogue where I eat myself stupid while the locals gawp and stare I could bore myself to tears writing about Taiwan – the landscapes, the cities and the people are, respectively, awe-inspiring, terrifying and fascinatingly peculiar. Taiwan’s food culture is a complex, wonderful thing with cuisines from all over mainland China crowded together on … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles / Taiwanese

Leong’s Legends Continue review – second time lucky?

Soho’s Taiwanese stand-by – dependably reliable or depressingly staid? It’s quite interesting dining out in a group, if only to see what my dining companions will order when left to their own devices. During my recent revisitation of Leong’s Legends Continue, The Lensman, Templeton Peck and Happy Buddha displayed an alarming degree of groupthink – … Continue reading