Taiwan’s pavilion took home the award for best display at this year’s Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach, California, held over the weekend, a Tourism Bureau official said on Sunday.
Lin Hsin-jen (林信任), director of the bureau’s Los Angeles office, said the display of the nation’s scenery, culinary treats and diverse culture not only put Taiwan in the spotlight, but also helped make the entire fair more attractive.
“At the awards presentation ceremony, the travel fair’s organizing committee lauded us for the content planning of our exhibition and active participation in every category of activity,” Lin said.
For example, during the culinary show, Taiwan’s pavilion presented the nation’s signature “salt and pepper” fried chicken, with Frances Lee (李文琳), a renowned street food entrepreneur in the Los Angeles area, demonstrating how to make the dish.
“All the visitors who tasted Lee’s Taiwanese-style ‘salt and pepper’ fried chicken gave it a thumbs-up,” Lin said.
Many other countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Germany, as well as some US states such as Nevada and Utah, also took part in this year’s travel show.
They presented colorful displays and interesting activities, but Taiwan’s pavilion was the most popular, Lin said.