Internet voters select ten best restaurants in Taiwan

Sunday, July 1, 2012

TAIPEI--Online voters have chosen Taiwan's 10 top restaurants after a month-long event promoting delicacies around the country, organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said Saturday.

The 10 winners, chosen from a total of 260 restaurants around Taiwan that took part in the Taste of Taiwan Cuisine event, reflect the variety of food on offer in the country, as the list covers both local and foreign cuisines, TAITRA said.

According to the trade promotion body, the event is held in June every year to coincide with the major trade shows it holds in the month, including Asia's largest computer fair COMPUTE-- and the Taipei International Food Show set to be wrapped up Saturday.

The winning restaurants from Taipei include the Grand Hotel, Shin Yeh's flagship store for Taiwanese cuisine, Dian Shui Lou with its Shanghai-styled food, vegetarian restaurant King Join, Du --iao Yueh, which is known for its minced pork noodle, and Ding --ian 101 located on the 86th floor of Taipei 101.

Pudding and pineapple cake maker Red Brick, and Tongdaemum Korean Cuisine in Tainan also made the list, along with Splendor Hotel's Teppanyaki restaurant in Kaohsiung and TripodKing hot pot in Taichung.

The results indicate the influence of different cultures in Taiwan, thanks to its unique location in Asia, TAITRA said.

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