Author: Stephanie Hsu

The Best Hair Salon in Taipei: Where to Get a Haircut and Balayage in Taipei

You know how I always complain about how the number one question I get when visitors – especially of the ABC variety – come back for the holidays or for extended visits is: “Where should I party in Taipei?” and then I wrote a post about it? I lied – the number one question I get asked […]


Four Really Delicious Things I Ate at Yiamas Greeka Taverna

tl;dr: Reasonably-priced comfort food in Taipei’s city centre. A smattering of Greek-ish dishes (it’s Taiwan, so everything is adjusted for the local palate) such as moussaka, souvlaki and gyros. Meat-lovers will appreciate their famed lemon chicken and lamb chops. Mains range from 300-500. Also on rotation: hearty American comfort food like nachos (on their secret menu, which you […]

The Noonday Demon

At the end of last year, I quit my job, where I became the punching bag for a lot of people in Shanghai, and oh, I punched back. I should have quit earlier, and it wasn’t so much as a resignation as it was just FLEEING the scene of a crime: the death of Stephanie. Once […]

Taipei Nightlife Guide (Updated for 2017)

Taipei nightlife has this devil-may-care, nonchalant vibe, and it’s something I look forward to returning back to, no matter how far I’ve wandered afield. I wouldn’t call it varied; I wouldn’t call it sophisticated, but whether I’ve been in Stockholm, Dubai, or Hong Kong; seeing the neon glow of Taipei at night is not just fun, […]