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news / DailyMail (UK), 2023-4-28: Young Australian student on his dream overseas exchange program is fighting for his life in Taiwan after eating street food laced with rat poison. He had been misdiagnosed in Taiwan with an immune disorder. Alex is at the Taipei Medical University Hospital ...The medical services in Taiwan don't currently have the right treatments or drugs to stabilise his condition, Alex's condition has grown worse and he needs to be flown to the Royal Prince Albert Hospital in Sydney via a specialised medical flight retrieval service. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12023841/Toowoomba-student-exchange-Taiwan-fighting-life-eating-food-laced-rat-poison.html
● New York Times, 2023-3-16:
● New York Times, 2022-6-28: Taiwanese Fried Chicken Meets the Moment / As crispy chicken soars in popularity, Taiwanese American chefs are reimagining the street-food classic. nytimes.com/2022/06/28/dining/Taiwanese-fried-chicken.html ● New York Times, 2022-1-19: Many of Taiwan's residents are now proud of their island's culinary offerings, whether it is the classic beef noodle soup — a mix of mainland influences unique to Taiwan — or bubble milk tea, a modern invention. nytimes.com/2022/01/19/world/asia/taiwan-china-identity.html ● BBC, 2022-3-30: Today, stinky tofu ( that's reminiscent of sour milk and rotting garbage) is still primarily a street food throughout Taiwan, where it’s as synonymous with the country’s outdoor night markets as beef noodle soup. Shenkeng Old Street is an entire boulevard dedicated to the dish, Dai's House of Stinky Tofu is Since 1989 ● Taipei Times, 2022-9-10: classic Taiwanese street food — oyster omelet, guabao (pork belly buns), beef noodles, xiansuji (Taiwanese-style crispy fried chicken), stinky tofu and pot stickers. taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2022/09/10/2003785064 ● Taiwan News, 2022-3-23: Pizza Hut unleashed the "Cilantro Century Egg Pig’s Blood Cake Pizza" (香菜皮蛋豬血糕比薩), which was well-received by some Taiwanese but met with disgust by many foreign readers. ● In Michelin 2021, Taipei's food was ranked behind Japan's Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul Korea, Shanghai
Times, 2021-8-14: In Taiwan,
big data turns pig’s blood and century eggs into hot pizza toppings
/ In 2019, Domino’s Pizza created the boba — a
pizza served with sweet tapioca pearls as an homage to the popular bubble milk
tea. ... ramen and spicy hot pot pizza. It even made a pizza topped with
durian — a thorny fruit ... The latest invention — featuring a street delicacy
made of sticky rice and pig’s blood, and preserved eggs. “Every now and
then, Taiwanese will go crazy over a new popular, well-talked about food” .
“Taste does not seem to be their top priority.”
Bloomberg, 2021-4-16: Total arrivals last year crashed 88%...
life isn’t quite normal. For example, at the Ningxia Night
Market in Taipei, masks and plastic screens are among the
precautions used to prevent the virus from spreading.
With a lack of foreign tourists, Shilin’s market has been
shifting its focus to the 100,000-plus students who study nearby.
Apple Daily, 2021-3-12:
market "miserable street scene" , more bosses than customers,
“expensive”, "smoke smells", "too homogeneous & unattractive",
"delivery platforms are emerging", "no foreign tourists"... most
ever stores closed
in recent 30 yrs
Apple Daily editorial, 1-5-2021: chaos !
Taiwanese people lost confidence in gov. pork control strategy.
famous shop "Formosa Chang"
was questioned too. AP 11-23-2020:
business may not be ethical ...
mix the U.S. pork ( Ractopamine
pork banned by 150+ countries
) with Taiwan pork
Yahoo News, 12-16-2020:
culture was officially approved
(Dec.16, 2020) to be inscribed
into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. But
Taiwan's night market hawker culture was not selected ●
Times 7-15-2020, till now the govt. only work on night market's toilet room, the rest is
far behind the standard int'l metro's needs...
mayor Ko: Our night markets and markets are too dirty !
The best-known expert in toxic study, professor Yen:
the times of dining out to protect your
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