To promote Hakka cuisine, the Taichung City government will hold a Dongshih Hakka Cuisine Outdoor Banquet next month. The venue will have one hundred banquet tables and can seat one thousand people. The public can indulge in Hakka cuisine while enjoying a wonderful program of performances and a raffle. Tickets to the event have already gone on sale, with a number of tickets still available; one ticket reserves one table. People that are interested may purchase tickets on the ibon online booking system.
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung used the slogan “South and north Taiwan eat to get full, while Taichung eats smart” to recommend everyone to head to Dongshih to try out the cuisine. Lin said, aside from eating smart, Taichung food is extordinarily varied, and the authentic cuisine of Dongshih has the purist Hakka flavor. For only NT$3,999, you can enjoy 12 Hakka dishes. Lin recommends that everyone register for the event as early as possible to have a good meal together and experience rich Hakka culture.
The Economic Development Bureau says the Dongshih Hakka Cuisine Outdoor Banquet will bring together Dongshih township’s local Hakka seal meat, drunken chicken and fresh shrimp, assorted Hakka grass jelly, pickled mustard-green pork soup and more, served at an outdoor banquet with one hundred tables and seating for one thousand people. The bureau hopes the event will raise the profile of Taichung’s Hakka food culture.
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The bureau says tickets will go on sale on July 15, and there are only a few tickets left. One ticket reserves one table, and one table seats ten people. The city has also arranged for Hakka song and dance performances on the day of the banquet, as well as a raffle with the chance to win the grand prize of a 40 inch LCD TV.(Liberty Times, translated by Zane Kheir)
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