This year’s Taiwan Culinary Exhibition is expected to strengthen international marketing and bring in 180,000 visitors, both from Taiwan and abroad.
To celebrate Taiwanese staple foods and cuisines, the 27th annual Taiwan Culinary Exhibition is being held August 10th through August 13th at the Taipei World Trade Exhibition Hall No. 1.
Taiwanese people are known for their devotion to traditional, high quality cuisine. Both small bistros and large restaurants boast tastes ranging from northern to foreign; from locally grown and southern -- Taiwanese cuisine is famous for being distinct. Specialities include rice noodles and pork meatballs, lei-cha ground tea and pineapple cake, etc.
This year’s Taiwan Culinary Exhibition is expected to strengthen international marketing and bring in 180,000 visitors, both from Taiwan and abroad. In addition to presenting various food booths, the event also includes cooking competitions and classroom demonstrations to better incorporate cuisine into Taiwanese culture. Taiwan will also celebrate other culinary highlights throughout the month of August, with a variety of culinary-focused activities.
This exhibition will continue to add to the reputable cuisine of Taiwan, as Michelin released the first MICHELIN Guide Taipei in March 2018. One hundred and ten establishments, spanning 33 cuisine types were selected, including 20 restaurants which were awarded one or more Michelin stars.
Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN guide, applauds Taiwanese cuisine, stating, “Taipei is a city that has incredibly rich gastronomic history and the variety of cuisines available is amazing. Taipei has also given birth to a truly dynamic and innovative dining scene - much to the delight of a local clientele that is ever more curious to discover new flavors and different experiences”.