Guohua Street

Guohua Street (Guóhuā Jiē 國華街) Guohua Street is one of the best little streets in the city to explore. It is the little brother to broad Ximen Road, running parallel to it from Jiankang Road to a little past Chenggong Road.  From traditional Yongle Market, though the revitalized Youai-Guohua shopping area and on through residential … Continue reading

Ah Cun Beef Soup

Ah Cun Beef Soup

Ah Cun Beef Soup (Ā Cún Niúròu Tāng 阿村牛肉湯) Believe it or not, you can go out to eat beef soup at 4 a.m. in Tainan. You might wonder why this particular dish is served at this particular hour. Is it to service early-rising construction workers? Maybe it’s because this is when the bars let … Continue reading

Zhongzheng-Guohua Shopping District

Zhongzheng – Guohua Shopping District (中正路跟國華街) When I ask most young Tainan residents where they buy clothes, they almost always say Zhongzheng Road. Perhaps this street doesn’t look any more shop-infested than other streets in the city, but the stores here do seem a lot busier – especially at night. Perhaps history drives people to this street. Zhongzheng … Continue reading