Old Sichuan Mala Hot Pot, Spicy and Numb!

Sichuan (四川), more commonly known as Szechuan in the Western world, is a province in China.  Mala is a very popular Szechuan sauce or style of food from there.  The direct translation of Mala actually describes the taste almost perfectly: …

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Taiwanese Hot Pot

Taiwanese Hot Pot – There is nothing I enjoy more for dinner in the winter time than Hot Pot!  In case your’e not familiar, Hot Pot is what most people call Huo Guo or 火鍋. However, it’s literal translation is …

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Squid Lunch on Seafood Island

As you probably already know, Taiwan is an island.  So it is not at all surprising that seafood is as common as any other food here.  For example, here’s what I had for lunch at the food court of a …

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