Taiwan, a self-ruled democratic island, was expelled from the World Health Organisation in 1971 and from 2009 to 2016, Taiwan could still attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer. However, that came to an end in 2017.
Come Monday (May 18, 2020) representatives of 194 countries will have a virtual WHA and one of the highlights of the meeting is to vote whether Taiwan will be back on board as an observer.
It’ll be interesting to see if the bigger nations, especially India who will be helming the World Health Organisation (WHO) beginning Friday (May 22, 2020), will give its vote to the tiny powerhouse.
Meanwhile, it’s the weekend and since the “gates have opened”, I was exploring Kuchai Lama and came across Taipei Walker.
Taiwanese restaurants and cafes are doing very well in Malaysia, based on observation. I absolutely love Din Tai Fung. I don’t know if Taipei Walker is going to be on my favourites list yet as it is my first time here but it was an awesome first impression.
(Note: This is a non-halal outlet.)
The fried soybean cod fish set costs RM23.90. The rice is topped with pork and there’s egg, tofu, potatoes and a bowl of soup to complement the cod fish. The Dragon Fruit juice is RM7.90.
I really like the cod fish and the dragon fruit juice. Service is good and the cafe has a cosy setting.
Taiwanese food has notable Japanese influence as it was occupied by Japan between 1895 and 1945.