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Savor the Taste of Taiwan

It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Taiwan. What first got me interested in visiting and learning more about the culture is the food and its emphasis on light, natural flavors.

Set B (with fish congee)

I absolutely love Taiwan’s rice noodles, unique teas and the melting pot of culinary styles that come together to create a delicious flavor of its own. So, when I found out that the Taiwan Tourism Board was hosting a five-day festival in Flushing, New York celebrating delectable Taiwanese dishes made by Taiwan’s top chefs, I knew I had to have a bite.

Savoring Taiwan’s Cuisine

The Savoring Taiwan’s Cuisine food festival is taking place October 16 – 20 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. Mark your calendars and come hungry. Both gourmet dishes and a fusion of local snack options from a variety of influences will be available. Guests will enjoy a choice of three sets consisting of different Taiwanese street food; all with “Chou’s Shrimp Rolls” as the main dish. Chou’s Shrimp Rolls were created by Chef Chou in 1965 in the city of Tainan, the food capital of Taiwan. Chef Chou’s shrimp rolls are iconic throughout Taiwan and the world.

Chou's Shrimp Rolls

While Taiwanese cuisine often features high quality fish and meats, there are also many vegetarian options. There’s something for everyone. Though I hope to visit Taiwan someday, it’s good to know that I can get an authentic taste of Taiwan right here in New York. Find out more about experiencing the flavors of Taiwan for yourself!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.

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Ninth Avenue International Food Festival 2012

For almost two years, I’ve been a resident of Ninth Ave.  I love my Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood because it’s so easy to walk to most places in Midtown Manhattan.   The name Hell’s Kitchen only sounds scary.  Decades ago it was a high crime area, but now it’s just a part of the city where there are a lot of restaurants so the name kind of stuck.  Every year around this time, they hold the Ninth Ave. International Food Festival that spans from 42nd-57th Streets.  It’s basically the urban version of a county fair and features food from all over the globe.

Though it was only here Saturday and Sunday, naturally, I attended the festival four times stocking up on empanadas, pad thai, spring rolls, pirogues, samosas, lemonade, and sangria.  I even got a psychic reading that was pretty accurate.  Walking up and down Ninth Ave. on a beautiful day experiencing food from all over the world made me so thankful to be living in New York.  I may have many dreams that have yet to come true, but at least one already has.

Home Sweet Home on Ninth Ave.