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Taiwan charms Hungary with Tainan's gastronomic appeal

Tainan takes pride in vibrant culinary scene core to its tourism allure

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Tainan boasts a variety of snacks. (Tainan Travel Gallery photo)
Tainan boasts a variety of snacks. (Tainan Travel Gallery photo)

Tainan boasts a variety of snacks. (Tainan Travel Gallery photo)

Tainan boasts a variety of snacks. (Tainan Travel Gallery photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition in Hungary is putting the spotlight on the gourmet city of Tainan as part of Taiwan’s bid to project soft power worldwide through its rich cuisine.

Taking place between Oct. 12 and Jan. 31, 2022, the photography exhibition celebrates Tainan’s sumptuous street food. It is currently at the Damjanich Janos Museum in Szolnok and will later embark on a tour of various cities in the Central European country.

Each photo is accompanied by a detailed introduction of what the dish comprises and how it’s prepared, allowing Hungarians to learn about a culinary culture they may find unfamiliar but which serves as a source of pride for Tainan, according to the city government.

It’s the combination of a plethora of natural resources and decades-old cooking craft that has made Tainan a gastronomic hub, said Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲). International gourmands are invited to come to the southern city when travel resumes, he added.

The final stop of the exhibition will be the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

An online gallery has been established to promote the palatable dishes and tourist attractions in the city, said the tourism department. It now has a collection of over 5,500 pictures, including beef soup, milkfish congee, danzai noodles, and a lot more, encapsulating the essence of everyday life in Tainan.

Taiwan charms Hungary with Tainan's gastronomic appeal

Taiwan charms Hungary with Tainan's gastronomic appeal

Taiwan charms Hungary with Tainan's gastronomic appeal

Taiwan charms Hungary with Tainan's gastronomic appeal
Tainan boasts a variety of snacks. (Tainan Travel Gallery photos)


Updated : 2022-01-22 19:46 GMT+08:00

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