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台灣美食節 - Tastes of Taiwan 台灣味

History

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aiwanese cuisine itself is often associated with influences from mid to southern provinces of Mainland China, most notably from the province of Fujian (Hokkien), but influences from all of Mainland China can easily be found. A notable Japanese influence exists due to the period when Taiwan was under Japanese rule . Traditional Chinese food can be found in Taiwan, alongside Fujian and Hakka-style as well as native Taiwanese dishes, popular dishes also come from Guangdong, Jiangxi, Chaoshan , Shanghai, Hunan, Sichuan and Beijing.

Cuisine influence

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aiwan’s cuisine has also been influenced by its geographic location. Living on a crowded island, the Taiwanese had to look aside from the farmlands for sources of protein. As a result, seafood and shellfish figure prominently in their cuisine. Seafood encompasses many different things, from large fish such as tuna and groper, to sardines and even smaller fish such as anchovies. Crustaceans , and squid are also ingredients for favourite dishes.

Ingredient, seasoning

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n many of their dishes, the Taiwanese have shown their creativity in their selection of spices. Taiwanese cuisine relies on an abundant array of seasonings for flavour: soy sauce, rice wine , sesame oil, fermented black beans, pickled daikon, pickled mustard greens, peanuts, chili peppers, coriander (sometimes called Chinese parsley), and a local variety of basil ( 九層塔 jiǔcéngtǎ, literally “nine story pagoda”). An important part of Taiwanese cuisine are xiaochi ( 小吃), substantial snacks along the lines of Spanish tapas or Middle- Eastern burger or nugget.
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台灣美食節

灣是集世界美食大成的饕客天堂。華人的飲食文化淵遠流長,舉世皆知,雖然今天在國際上各大都市均可吃到中國菜,但是行家們仍一致認為唯有在台灣才能品嚐到各式各樣道地的中國菜餚;更進一步的,世界各地的美食融入台灣元素,也在台灣大放異彩,台灣堪稱世界美食的大融爐,吃在台灣,絕非浪得虛名。隨著台灣移民在昆省落地生根,台灣的美食大舉進軍澳洲昆省,餐飲服務業已經是在地台僑最具代表性的產業。