Author: Stephanie Hsu

New Restaurants, Bars and Cafes in Taipei: 2016

It’s been eight months since the beginning of 2016, and nearly eight months since I’ve last written in this space – this bloggers comes hanging her head in shame. Part of the blame lies in that fact that I’ve taken a job in Shanghai and now live there full-time. But as I do end up returning every […]

Must-see Taiwanese, Chinese and Hong Kong Films

I just discovered East Asian cinema (sadly, this is not an exaggeration), and since then I’ve been rippin’ through movies – and my kitting has benefitted – like madwoman. I’m ashamed to say that prior to these past half-year, the only Chinese-language film I’d watched was 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of my Eye). 超丟臉. Rough Translation: FUCKIN’ […]

Taipei Bar Alert: East End at Hotel Proverbs Taipei

tl;dr: Despite boasting impressive credentials (co-opened by famed Japanese cocktail master Hidetsugu Ueno of Tokyo’s Bar High Five), cocktail bar EAST END on the third floor of Taipei’s the hotel-of-the-moment Hotel Proverbs suffers from an abysmal lack of service. Could not recommend. I’ve worked in some form of service before, and am friends with many F&B entrepreneurs […]