Taiwan is really special to me too!
I spent 10 days in Taiwan looking for hiking trails from the South to the North. I was amazed by the hospitality of the locals at nearly every hiking destination. A fond memory was an elderly couple insisting that I hydrate with some homemade brew after I made it to a top of a long trail in the Alishan National Scenic Area. Wow. The trails were remarkably clean as well.
When I stayed at a "minsu", I dined on organic veggies grown fully at their backyard. Likewise, they shared how all food waste went into the compost and how they abstain from using any chemicals for their plants and even their cleaning.
Some time after the trip, my wife and I started a little garden at home and it really pleases me to be able to pluck fresh mint/curry leaves, chilli padis and such, when we need some! I am looking to see how I can compost my food back home as well!