Savoring Taiwanese Cuisine #savoringtaiwancuisine

One of the best things about traveling around the world is having the opportunity to try new things. Everywhere I go, I immerse myself in the local culture and learn what I can about the area and the people who call it home. I have never understood how people can travel around the world and not dive into the culture. This includes eating local foods!

When visiting a new place, I like to do as the locals do, shop where they shop, and eat where they eat. Some of the best meals I have eaten were in small restaurants off the beaten path at street vendors who put their everything into their cooking.

When visiting a new place, my taste-buds cry out to me as if they know, wanting to try everything possible. The variety of spices, taste combinations, and textures always excite me and seldom disappoint. I am willing to try almost anything at least once when dining around the world.

Taiwan is on my list of places to visit before my time is over. I have had the pleasure of enjoying some of their dishes in the past and look forward to more.  Taiwan is a small island nation east of China with contemporary cities, hot springs resorts, and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets and street-food vendors.

Chefs from Chou's Shrimp Rolls

The opportunity to experience the cuisine from great destinations around the world close to home is rare. So when the opportunity arises, it’s exciting. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau is coming to New York and you can experience Taiwanese Cuisine yourself.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau and The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel are honored to be partnering with the award-winning Chefs from Tainan, Taiwan to bring you 5 days of savoring delectable Taiwanese dishes.

Savoring Taiwanese Cuisine

Date: October 16th-20th, 2015

Hours: Lunch/12pm – 3pm Dinner/6pm – 10pm Reservation Number/ : 718-670-7400

Online Reservation/ : Open Table (Brasserie Du Dragon Restaurant)

For more information/ : Brasserie Du Dragon Restaurant at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel |135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354

$39.95 PER PERSON Please add 15% Service Charge and 8.875% Sales

Guests recieve a choice of three sets consisting of different Taiwanese street food; all with “Chou’s Shrimp Rolls” as the main dish.

Taiwanese Food:

The emphasis in Taiwanese cooking is on light, natural flavors and freshness, and there is no pursuit of complex flavors. Another feature of Taiwanese cuisine is that tonic foods are prepared by using different types of medicinal ingredients for the various seasons of the year.


Created by Chef Chou from the city of Tainan in 1965. He sold a variety of street food in the township outside of his chef career, and his shrimp rolls quickly gained country-wide fame. Chef Chou then updated his recipe in the 80s, making the rolls out of fresh, juicy shrimps. Mixed with high-quality ground pork, fish paste, celery, and green onion, the shrimp rolls redefines happiness in every bite.

Chou's Shrimp Rolls

Chef Chou’s local bistro has turned into a national icon, which attracts gourmands from all over Taiwan and the world. If you love international cuisine and are in the New York area, this event is for you. Get a taste for Taiwan without leaving your are and see for yourself why your next trip should be to Taiwan.

Follow all of the fun online here

I have admired Taiwan from afar for years. I hope to one day visit myself and enjoy their delicious unique cuisine for myself. Have you ever been ? What did you love most?

Visit Tastes of Taiwan for more information and to start planning your culinary experience today!


Disclosure- This is a sponsored post through Coopertize All opinions are my own


  1. GingerMommy says


  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    I love most Asian foods, but I have never tried Taiwanese food. I bet I would like it, though 🙂

  3. I love Asian food but that soup I don’t think I’d try. I’m not sure what’s floating around in it but I don’t think I’d like it.

  4. I don’t think I have ever had Taiwanese food. I love trying new foods and learning about new cultures.

  5. I have never had Taiwanese food. I am not even sure where they make it where I live and / or if it would even be authentic.

  6. Oh wow this looks and sounds amazing, I have to admit I’ve not tried Taiwanese food myself. x

  7. It would be awesome to try some delicious new Tiawanese food. It’s awesome that this will be coming to New York!

  8. I would love to taste everything there! And I also hope to visit Taiwan one of these days.

  9. I don’t know that I have ever had authentic Taiwanese food. But I would love the chance to try it someday.

  10. Yummy. All of the food looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photographs.

  11. I have never had Taiwanese food before. Sounds like a nice selection, I would love to try it!

  12. I love Taiwanese food. I went to Kaoshiung before and it was their food that I really can’t forget. All the food you featured looks so delicious.

  13. coolchillmom says

    What a treat! I love discovering cuisines and this one I have yet to try. On my list for when I visit NYC!

  14. I live close to NYC and will note this fabulous place. I love Asian food!

  15. I have always wanted to visit NYC not only for the shopping but for all of those restraunts that serve great food.

  16. Elizabeth O. says

    This is awesome. I like trying out different dishes from around the world.

  17. This looks really delicious. I’d never heard of tonic foods, but it makes sense.

  18. I never try Taiwanese food before. but sounds a interesting food i would love to try it.

  19. I have never been to Taiwan but have a few nephews and friends that travel there frequently and love it. They especially love the cuisine. Wish I was in New York that week. It would be fun to attend.

  20. looks and sounds deish , but never had Taiwanese food , i would love to try it out thanks for sharing !

  21. The food looks incredible but I’m a real chicken when it comes to trying new foods. I just don’t generally do it often. I’ve never had Taiwanese cuisine before, this would have been great to attend!

  22. I’ve never tried Taiwanese food before. Sounds and looks delicious!

  23. This all looks so yummy! I can recall ever having Taiwanese food before. I will have to check out some of these tasty dishes

  24. I am not 100% sure that I have ever tried Taiwanese food before. It looks very good, though.

  25. I want to visit Taiwan some day. I love food and I like to eat food from different countries and cultures.

  26. I agree when you travel you could try new things for sure, but when you get one such experience at home it is going to be super exciting. It is great to hear that the Taiwan Tourism Bureau is coming to New York & this is going to be a great experience for food lovers.

  27. I have never tried anything like these plates. I need to try to be more adventurous with my taste choices. 🙂 They look really good!

  28. I think it would be a wonderful experience to try some delicious new Tiawanese food.I’m not sure about the soup but the other dishes look awesome!

  29. I haven’t tried Taiwanese food, but I def. would like to. Everything looks great here!

  30. That looks like a delicious place to go! I would love to try some Taiwanese food.

  31. Wanda Bergman says

    I love trying ethnic foods and I must say, these foods all look sooo delicious!

  32. Taiwanese is something I’ve never tried; my parents didn’t expose me to a lot of cultural foods growing up. I wouldn’t try everything, I’d keep it more basic, but I would be open to experiencing a few simple dishes.

  33. Omg, that looks good! I’ve always loved Cantonese and Chinese cuisines. I’d love to try Taiwanese!

  34. Those dishes look amazing! My mouth is watering!!

  35. Ohhh! Taiwanese is one of our favourite types of cuisine! We just had Taiwanese night two weeks ago! I learned how to cook a bunch of Taiwanese dishes from my Taiwanese students a few years ago!

  36. Ms. Katrina says

    I grew up eating Chinese food and I have recently started eating sushi but I have never even known about Taiwanese food.

  37. Mmm, my Hubs and kids would love this! They are big fans of Taiwanese!

  38. Huguette E. says

    I’ve never tired it, nor is it available anywhere near, I’d have to try it myself.

  39. Erika Letson says

    This sounds like an awesome event and the food sounds amazing!

  40. I am a country girl so miss out on the chance to take in all the different cultures foods that are available in the city 🙁

  41. Not to sure about the soup, but those spring rolls look super awesome!!

  42. I have never tried Taiwanese food and probably never will. I am not one for trying new foods usually. I do love spring rolls though.

  43. I have never had a chance to try Taiwanese food, but after seeing those mouth watering pics, going to have find a place close by

  44. Amy Lovell says

    Ive tried this type of cuisine before, but looks great!

  45. julielaura1 says

    I have never tried Taiwanese food but it looks good, not sure about the soup tho!

  46. Looks divine! Thanks for sharing!

  47. Looks delicious, should give this food a try sometimes

  48. Anne Taylor says

    Taiwanese food looks very yummy! I’ve never had it before.

  49. looks delicious! I would love to try it!

  50. kathy downey says

    I have never tried Taiwanese food,but it sure sounds delicios

  51. Ronald Gagnon says

    I love taiwanese ever since my roommate at University (from Taiwan) cooked some fabulous authentic meals….It is very hard to find a Taiwanese that isn’t Western influanced

  52. The Taiwanese food looks so sublime.I am hoping to try it sometime.It looks so tantalizing.

  53. Looks so good and I already love many different types of Asian food. I’m in!

  54. The shrimp rolls look delicious. I haven’t tried Taiwanese Cuisine yet.

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