[RECAP] A Week In Taipei: Porcelain, Tepanyaki & Orchid.

New year, new series! In RECAP, you get to see a bunch of places that never make it onto Jetset Times or our must-do videos.

Besides porcelain, tepanyaki, nails and Orchid, here’s a chance for you to check out some local spots and hidden gems that our contributors and myself discover throughout the world.

That’s right! RECAP isn’t just about me. It’s a series shared by our contributors! So you’ll get to see Amanda 001, Mike 001…and many more. Most of our writers live abroad, or are constantly traveling. They’re often out and about, checking out the most buzzed about hotspots and excursions. Not only will you get to meet them, you’ll get to see cities through their eyes as a local and/or as a traveler!

Hodao Pork Ribs 厚道飲食店

No. 85, Yuying St, Yingge District, New Taipei City, 239 (map, website)

For a juicy bowl of crispy ribs in a local setting. Remember, ordering to-go and eating it on the side of the street or in a park will be much faster. It’s usually jam-packed.

New Hama 新濱鐵板燒

105, Taiwan, Taipei City, Songshan District, Lane 11, Guangfu North Road, 33號 (map, website)

This is the real deal tepanyaki, don’t expect tricks from Benihama. Order the lobster set menu and devour it whole in seconds.

Cherry Nails藝術指甲

Dinhao building, No. 85-97, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (map, website)

If you’re booking an appointment, just tell Cherry my name, she’ll take good care of you.

Orchid 蘭

106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Anhe Road, Section 2, No. 83 (map, website

Go during lunch time and you’ll see the prettiest and classy Taipei ladies thriving in their independence. Go during dinner time and you’ll encounter the city’s cool business crowds.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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