Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Hollywood star Rob Schneider attended the “Overseas Quality Restaurant” awards
ceremony Tuesday at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECO) in Los Angeles, in an effort to promote restaurants which serve authentic Taiwanese cuisine.
Nearly one hundred restaurants run by Taiwanese expats were awarded the “Gourmet Taiwan-Overseas Quality Restaurant” label, an initiative sponsored by Taiwan’s Overseas Community Affairs Council to bring Taiwanese delicacies under the international spotlight, throughout the United States and Canada for the past three years.
Steve Hsia, director-general of TECO in Los Angeles, said that Taiwan’s cuisine is so famous that it has been chosen as one of the top 10 best destinations for foodies by CNN. And with this restaurants award program, it can attract more foreign visitors to Taiwan to enjoy the country’s unique delicacies, he added.
The poll to which Hsia referred was in fact heavily skewed as the large majority of people taking part were Taiwanese internet users voting for themselves, though this has not precluded its usefulness as a publicity tool. [FULL STORY]