Taiwanese 7-Eleven to Open in Four U.S. Cities Early 2017

The Taiwanese American Dream ... is Coming True First, Din Tai Fung launches in the Bay Area this May. Then, Taiwanese-influenced supermarket 99 Ranch opens its first East Coast locations end of this year. And now, Taiwanese 7-Eleven open their first U.S. locations early next year!!! Right now, news is still early and only being reported in Taiwanese newspapers but confirmed cities include Los Angeles and NYC with a yet undetermined location in the Bay Area. Seattle, Chicago and Houston have…

Taiwanese Dessert Madness 2016: The Sweet Sixteen Edition!

Grab your popcorn (chicken), folks, and sit back ... In the Final Four ("F4" aka 'ef-suh'), Shaved Ice and Bubble Tea went into massive Overtime where "Mango" Shaved Ice hit the final grass jelly shot to win the match in a thrilling Buzzer Beater. Fan favorite underdog Wax "Lembuuu" Apple has been the Cinderella story of the season (Who knew fruit would make it this far??), but it ultimately fell to the mighty Dou Hua. #douhuasgothops Stay tuned for the Championship announcement…

The Top 10 TaiwaneseAmerican.org Facebook Posts of 2015!

Miss Taiwan, cats, Taiwan making the world's #1 whisky, hot nightmarket vendors, Taiwan's first woman president--and more! Check out 10+ of the most popular TaiwaneseAmerican.org Facebook posts of 2015. Happy New Year! 1. Miss Taiwan takes a stand. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3";…

Help Us Build a Guide to Taiwanese American & Taiwan-Related Resources!

It's been almost 10 years since TaiwaneseAmerican.org launched online (see above screenshot from the early days!) and grew into what it is today. As we approach 10,000 Facebook followers, we are so grateful to all of you for joining us on this incredible journey. We would also not be here today without the many amazing fellow Taiwanese American and Taiwan-related organizations and sites out there—pursuing their mission with passion and great content.   So on that note—we are building…

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week!

Through the month of May, share this post link through Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtags #APAHM #taiwanlove to help spread the pride! Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States. In June of 1977, Congressmen Frank Horton (NY) and Norman Y. Mineta (CA) introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first 10 days…

The Year of Taiwanese Food

Photo Credit: Jetset Times' "50 Foods in Taipei You Need to Eat" / The Food of Taiwan cookbook / Ho Chie Tsai/@hochie71 Food writers, photographers, entrepreneurs, chefs and more—we want to hear from you! Do you enjoy writing about Taiwanese food? Do you love cooking and/or posting videos or photos of Taiwanese food? Do you work with Taiwanese food in some way? If 'yes' to any of the above, join us in celebrating Taiwanese food this year! TaiwaneseAmerican.org is excited to…

September 13th | Keep Taiwan Free Movement in NYC!

[caption id="attachment_11876" align="alignnone" width="610"] Photo Credit: MengLing Hsieh[/caption] Despite being one of the world's youngest successful democracies, Taiwan continues to be excluded from the United Nations. Among many consequences, that means Taiwan is unable to fully participate in and contribute its resources to global institutions such as the World Health Organization and forced to enter international competitions under the name of “Chinese Taipei." Keep Taiwan Free and…

2014 DESIGNING TAIWAN: Taiwanese American Heritage Week Contest

Calling all artists, designers, photographers and anyone creative who loves Taiwan! Family, friends, language, beef noodle soup, shaved ice, bubble tea, Taipei 101, night markets, Taroko Gorge—what does being "Taiwanese American" mean to you? For Taiwanese American Heritage Week this May 2014, FAPA [Formosan Association for Public Affairs] and TaiwaneseAmerican.org are proud to present DESIGNING TAIWAN, a competition that translates creative talent into a celebration of the rich and diverse…

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week!

Through the month of May, share this post link through Facebook or Twitter and include the hashtags #APAHM #taiwanlove to help spread the pride! Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States. In June of 1977, Congressmen Frank Horton (NY) and Norman Y. Mineta (CA) introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first 10 days…

The Fat and the Furious, Part I

TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to present the first in a series of blog posts exploring the topic of body image and self-esteem in the Asian American community, an often over-looked subject. We asked our guest contributor to share her most personal thoughts on the topic. We thank her for her openness. The Fat and the Furious, Part I By SH Chang I’ll be honest- I hate my body. And I have for awhile. From the tippy top of my head (too dry and itchy), down to my ears (asymmetrical), eyes…