TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A charity event highlighting one of Taiwan’s most famous dishes—beef noodles—will take place at the Taipei Railway Station Rear Area between October 7 and 8, according to Taipei City Office of Commerce (TCOOC).
The event is organized by Taipei Beef Noodle Association.
Featuring a variety of beef noodle delicacies from acclaimed restaurants, the event invites members of the public to either spend NT$100 or donate blood in exchange for a delicious bowl of award-winning beef noodle, according to the TCOOC. All the proceeds will go to Li Shin Charity Foundation.
In addition, to celebrate the upcoming Double Ten Day, individuals born in October, on the tenth day of any month, or whose ID number contains the number “10,” will be treated to a free bowl of beef noodle, the TCOOC said. However, eligible persons will have to show their identity cards to the attendants. Only 100 bowls are available every day, according to the TCOOC.
According to TCOOC Director Tsai Tsung-hisung, the support of the government and residents has increasingly helped beef noodles to gain reputation on the international stage, making it a “must-eat” food for travelers visiting Taipei. He believes beef noodle can serve as a form of gastro-diplomacy to lure tourists while contributing to charitable causes.
(Photo courtesy of Taipei City Office of Commerce)