Taiwan beats Italy, France and Hong Kong in Rakuten poll
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the country with the tastiest food according to
Japanese gourmets, vaulting ahead of Italy and South Korea in a poll by Japan’s Rakuten Travel website.
The site interviewed 1,155 people in Japan between April 5 and 13 about their favorite country or region for food.
Taiwan emerged on top with 166 votes, coming far ahead of both European culinary paradises such as France and Spain, as well as Asian gourmet hotspots like Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.
Taiwan’s steamed dumplings, braised pork rice and braised beef noodles were typical local delicacies that tempted the palate of Japanese travelers, helping the island to win the poll. [FULL STORY]