Taiwan Oddities

Latest weird news from Taiwan

Taiwanese food delivery man receives ‘cute tip’ from gratified customers in the mountains

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Taiwanese delivery man was left in shock after receiving a tiny piglet as a “tip” for delivery food...

Taiwan YouTubers offer fans NT$10,000 to change names

TAIPEI (The China Post) —The Department of Civil Affairs in Taoyuan (桃園市民政局) announced on Tuesday evening that 2 fans of YouTubers Liang Kao-wan (亮搞玩 , homonym to “show your balls”)...

A hundred people change name to ‘salmon’ to get free sushi

TAIPEI (The China Post) — More than a hundred people have applied to change their name to "salmon" (guiyu, 鮭魚) on Wednesday after the...

Fantasy creature from Germany spotted in Taiwan’s rocky terrain

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Foreigners living in Taiwan are often attracted to the island’s rich ecology, and they sometimes find scenes that remind...

Taiwan eatery shocks gourmets with 216 types of fried rice

TAIPEI (The China Post) — There are many staple foods in Taiwan, among which fried rice is one of the main household dishes. Though...

Taiwan bubble milk tea takes the UK by storm

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan's bubble milk has swept through Japan, the United States, and even European countries in recent years. Children and...

Taiwan clerk explains meaning of ‘orphan cart’ in local supermarket

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Markets usually have carts to let customers pick out their products and items while shopping before they head to the...

Taiwanese man shocked to receive ‘DIY’ Japanese rice balls

TAIPEI (The China Post) — With food delivery platforms becoming increasingly more convenient, many are finding it easier to order food at home instead...

Customer shocked at Taiwanese ‘cheese-egg pancake’ with a twist

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, and with an abundance of Western-style...

Taiwan ‘Sleeping Beauty’ influencer makes easy money on Twitch

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Taiwan influencer went viral online on Wednesday night after she accidentally fell asleep with her camera on, earning...