The author sits in her mother's lap at a family wedding in 1999, surrounded by her immediate and extended family

5 Taiwanese phrases I wish we had in English

Mandarin is more common in bigger cities like Taipei and places like department stores, but Taiwanese is the sound of the night markets and bustling streets.
Aug 3, 2016
Supporters of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) react as the chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen addresses the crowd during a final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei, Taiwan, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters.)

China ties on the line as Taiwan votes for new president

If she wins, Tsai Ing-wen will have to balance the superpower interests of China and the United States with those of her freewheeling, democratic home.
Jan 15, 2016
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Who’s out protesting the Chinese President?

Protestors representing Tibet, Taiwan, the Falun Gong and pro-democracy movements turned out for day one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.
Sep 23, 2015
Owner Sean Jen calls out an order for a Pig LeBaoski. (Photo by Joy Chu)

‘It’s Bao Time’ trucks Taiwan night market flavors to Seattle

Don't have time to travel to Taiwan to visit a night market? Check out 'It's Bao Time,' a food truck inspired by the night market experience.
Jun 22, 2015
Boiling Point in Bellevue. (Photo by Judy Chia Hui Hsu)

A tour of Taiwanese food in Seattle

It's not a coincidence that some of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the Seattle area are Taiwanese.
Jan 5, 2015
Umbrellas, used by student protesters in Hong Kong to shield themselves from police pepper spray, have become symbols of the nacent pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Gennie Gebhart)

Umbrellas up: UW students turn out in force behind Hong Kong protests

Seattle’s skies were clear on Wednesday night, but the University of Washington’s Red Square was a sea of umbrellas.
Oct 2, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Din Tai Fung)

Legendary dumpling house comes to the U-District

Taiwan-headquartered Din Tai Fung has made their signature xiao long bao dumpling famous in East Asia, Australia, and even Bellevue. Now the restaurant is opening a new location near the UW campus.
Nov 25, 2013
The much-adored Green Village homemade pepper sauce. Made fresh in house, it’s a favorite among the restaurant’s regular guests. (Photo by Lisa Strube-Kilgore)

China to Taiwan to Seattle, a family legacy lives on at Green Village

As I sat clicking dispiritedly through take-out menus in search of lunch, Chi Sun Lu walked by my desk on her way outside for a quick cigarette. ”Lu,” I asked, ”Can you recommend any really good, authentic Chinese restaurants in town?” She stopped in her tracks, turned, and eyed me silently as though waiting for […]
Jan 2, 2013