Savoring a Taste of Taiwan

Roll Call
Date: June 2 2015
By: Jason Dick

Things one learns at Taste of Taiwan: Even the healthiest foods benefit from putting

The dinner party. (Courtesy TECRO)

The dinner party. (Courtesy TECRO)

something fried on top, Taiwan’s top man in Washington loves to croon show tunes and former Rep. Lester Wolff has a connection to “Mad Men.”

For its May 21 dinner at Twin Oaks Estate in Northwest Washington, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office pulled together some of its favorite chefs, musicians, friends and allies for a little sorghum liquor, island food and song. Along with Wolff, Congress was represented at dinner by Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., and Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-V.I.

Fried Up, Ready to Go

“All I can say about this dinner is, ‘Wow,’” said Wolff, a New York Democrat and longtime supporter of Taiwan. He could have been referring to any number of dishes by Chef Meng-Jen Pan and his assistant, Chef Wan-Li Tsai, Taiwanese toques brought to Twin Oaks for the occasion.     [FULL  STORY]

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