Sunday, 7 January 2018

7 specialities to savour; all made in Taiwan

I remember when it seemed like everything was made in Taiwan. Plastic items, dolls, computer parts; all with the same little 'Made in Taiwan' label.

Back then it didn't really dawn on me that Taiwan was much more than a gigantic factory, or that its status as a country was so ambiguous.

These days everything is made in China, as Taiwan advanced quickly to a creation industry and those labels were replaced by 'Designed in Taiwan'. It's now the original technology pieces that dominate the export markets.

However there are some things that are originally Taiwanese, still made there, and are worth tracking down if you visit. All food stuffs of course...