Monthly Archives: February 2013

One for the Sea Food Lover!

Surrounded by the sea on all sides, Taiwan is a sea food lover’s paradise. All along the coast are small fishing harbors where sea food auctions take place every day when the boats come in with their fresh catch. This … Continue reading

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Praying for New Year!

It is customary in Chinese societies all around the world to visit the local temples at Chinese New Year and burn some incense and beseech the various deities for their blessing for the new year. Here are two men in … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Year of the Snake!

Welcome to the Year of the Snake! Contrary to Western thinking, for the Chinese the snake has none of the negative stigma associated with expressions such as “a snake in the grass”, “peddling snake oil”, let alone being instrumental in … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year’s Food

A must for every New Year’s dinner are these dried mullet roes, a Taiwan specialty. In Japanese they are called Karasumi. The fish eggs are dried, salted and pressed and then eaten slightly toasted with big chunks of raw leeks. … Continue reading

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