German expat returns to Taiwan out of sense of love for the island
tion, despite the reduced likelihood of future opportunities for promotion, according to the report.
The highest- ranked female manager in Taiwan's car industry recalled that when she first came to Taiwan in 2009, she started learning Mandarin by buying fruit at a small stand next to her home.
Hilger was also moved by the enthusiastic female shopkeeper who treated her to mango and talked to her patiently despite the shopkeeper's faltering English.
She was especially i mpressed with her first meal of pork dumplings filled with soup broth ( Xiaolong Bao) at renowned Taiwan- based dumpling chain Din Tai Fung, where a waitress kindly reminded her to be careful of the hot soup in the dumplings.
Because of her passion for Taiwanese gourmet food, one of the first things Hilger did on returning to Taiwan was to sign up for a cooking class and she looks forward to introducing her German compatriots to gourmet Taiwanese food.