I started my blog #hungryintaipei ten years ago today, when I couldn't find much information about in English about Taipei food and restaurants online (and I was desperate to find decent Mexican food in Taipei).
This was in 2005, before iPhones, Yelp, Google maps, Instagram and my sense of direction in Taipei. Taipei has changed tremendously in the past ten years, every year surpasses the last.
CNN, Buzzfeed (x2), Bourdain and Zimmern have shared the secret that we've known for years-- you can feast on street eats and noodle shops like there's no tomorrow for less than US$20 a day, or you can indulge in the fanciest of steakhouses, sushi bars or sweets that rival bites I've had anywhere else. I'm grateful for being able to discover so many awesome places to eat in the number one food destination in the world! I'm constantly amazed by what new restaurant opens or cuisine I'm able to find here, or by local Taiwanese dishes that have been mastered over generations.
I don't know if I can keep blogging for 10 more years, but thanks to everyone for following along my adventures and sharing yours with me. I learn something new everyday and have learned so much about food. I love hearing from you guys and having friends who love food as much as I do!
Dearest Taipei, I feel like we've grown so much together, I can't wait to see what happens during the next decade.
❤️ Joan aka Hungry Girl in Taipei