Since my visit, Ho Hung Kee 何洪记 closed down due to higher rent prices and relocated inside a mall to keep the show going on. Many other traditional eateries haven’t had the same luck though, so slowly, Hong Kong is losing its distinct flavor. Whatever happens to Taiwan, let’s hope it won’t live to experience the same fate.
On a lighter note, autumn has arrived and the weather is finally cooling off, yay to that! The mid-autumn festival 中秋節 happened earlier this year, on September 8th, tainted by the gutter oil scandal, but the spirit of barbecuing on the side of the roads lived on, cheers to that!
Another exciting (or not) happening this month was the discovery of the hair salon Vis a Vis recommended by @TrickyTaipei. The hair-dresser I used to go to in Kaohsiung has vanished, and since I was in Taipei for a few days, I went in, didn’t fully understand everything the hair designer (Isa) was asking, but I kept saying yes, and once over, I was more than satisfied with the end-result. 🙂
And now, I leave you with a few links of interests, enjoy.
iVegan Supermarket. Great detailed and illustrated review of this all vegan stores.
Support the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival. The first ever edition, featuring movies from all horizons The Taipei segment has just ended, but the festival continues on in Kaohsiung from 10/03 to 10/07.
Carrefour investing in the import of French food. Will it be enough to make-up for the food nostalgia of all the Frenchies on the island? One thing is for sure though, with Joël Robuchon acting as a consultant and spokesperson for the line of artisanal French products Reflets de France, it won’t be hard to win over the hearts of Taiwanese consumers.