2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival--Sound the Horn to Start the Noodle Party!
The arrival of autumn and winter – seasons belonging to beef noodles – signals the start of the much-anticipated "2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival." This year's Beef Noodle Festival places an equal emphasis on the principle of “Pen and Sword; Eastern and Western." Whether you are a scholar, a chef, or a gourmet, you will have ample opportunities to show off your skills. Don’t miss out on the nostalgic smell of beef noodles as it spread once again throughout the streets of Taipei City!
Taking place between September 1 and November 10, the 2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival will last for more than two months and will spotlight a series of activities such as "Rendezvous with Beef Noodles" essay competition, joint promotion for "Nationwide Tasty Noodles," "God of Chef Competition," "International Celebrity Chefs Invitation Competition," "Nine Cattle Galloping; Nationwide Noodle Party & Carnival," and more.
What comes first is an essay competition with the theme “Rendezvous with Beef Noodles.” The primary purpose of this competition is to spotlight the excitement of ‘micro-living’ and pass down to future generations the quality and cultural stories behind the cuisine of beef noodles through the tension and vitality through written words. The competition will start accepting submissions online exclusively for Taiwanese citizens between September 1 and September 30. This activity will give them the venue to express and share with other like-minded people their daily stories or unforgettable memories about beef noodles through their exquisite writing styles.
October is the month for “Beef Noodle Connoisseurs.” The organizers will bring together top-notch beef noodle sellers from across the island to hold a joint promotion event “Nationwide Tasty Noodles.” The public can enjoy “buy one get one free” deals or “taste and discount” bargains by scanning the QR code of “Beef Noodle Connoisseurs” on "2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival" promotional materials. You can also show the stub of “Ubus" tickets (must be from the month of October). Beef noodle lovers and connoisseurs, you don’t want to miss out on this promotion!
The next activity under spotlight will be the culinary skill contest – “God of Chef Competition.” The first round of competitions will be held at two different locations – each with braised group, stewed group, and creative group. For the venue in southern Taiwan, the competition is scheduled to take place on October 5 and 6 at Taiwan Shoufu University. The matches in North Taiwan will be held on October 19 and 20 at Taipei Kainan High School of Commerce and Industry. The finals will take place on November 9 and 10 at the Taipei Expo Park. Regardless of your gender, age, or occupation, you can sign up for the competition to fulfill your dream of becoming a “Beef Noodle Celebrity Chef” – as long as you are a Taiwanese citizen.
To enhance international competitiveness and strengthen international marketing effectiveness, Taipei City Government invited international judges from the United States, Singapore, Macau, and India to serve on the panel and added a new activity called “International Celebrity Chefs Invitation Competition.” The organizer also encouraged celebrity chefs from every corner of the world to participate in the competition on November 8th. For the Taiwanese team, champions from previous years are also eligible to join the contest. By doing so, we hope to provide a platform for local chefs to test their skills against foreign participants, hoping to attract international attention and coverage from the press.
For culinary skills contest, all competition categories – braised group, stewed group, and “International Celebrity Chefs Invitation Contest” group – will use the “Australian Beef Shin Shank” as ingredient for the principle of fairness (the only exception is the creative group of “God of Chefs Competition”). This rule ensures that every contestant will be on equal footing to demonstrate their masterly culinary skills.
Last but not least, the two-day-long event "Nine Cattle Galloping; Nationwide Noodle Party & Carnival" will take place from November 9 through 10. The participants competing at the International Celebrity Chefs Invitation Competition will produce creative beef noodle cuisine containing elements from cultures around the world. In addition to the wonderful and joyful performances and culinary skill shows, visitors can also enjoy affordable beef noodles at only NT$50 per sampling. Remember to bring all your family to the Taipei Expo Park and enjoy both the fun and great tastes at the "2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival."
This year, the Beef Noodle Festival will also obtain a presence online, going beyond Taipei City and reach out to the world. We depart from tradition to set a new milestone by opening up an international stage for beef noodle vendors. Here, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all sponsoring organizations for this year’s Beef Noodle Festival. We could not have achieved so much without the support from all of you. We would also like to thank all members of the public, judges, and chefs hailing from both Taiwan and abroad. Your involvement has brightened the prospects of the 2013 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival and helps us achieve remarkable accomplishment.
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