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Hometown of Hand-made Rice Delicacies: Demo Class Now Available for Registration

The Yansan Commercial District at Daqiaotou is known for its role in the development of numerous rice-based delicacies such as caozaiguo (‘grass’ cake), yuguo (taro cake), faguo (steamed sponge cake), and caitouguo (‘turnips’ cake). These dishes can be seen lining the dinner table at homes and the offering table at temples.
To promote the culture of rice-based cuisine, Taipei City Office of Commerce (TCOOC) will be holding the 17th Taipei Rice Culture Festival in May. The kick-off event will take place at the community kitchen in the Guoshun Borough Community Center between May 4 and 11. Experienced chefs will demonstrate how to cook creative rice-based entrees.
According to TCOOC Director Tsai Tsung-hsiung, the Yansan Commercial District implemented the concept of Community Kitchen in an effort to promote and pass on its traditions in rice cuisine culture.
The first demonstration event will take place on May 4, inviting culinary expert Lin Mei-hui to demonstrate creative rice entrees such as longan glutinous rice cake and bacon rice pasta. The second cooking demonstration is slated for May 11, with gourmet Lien Ai-ching to share her knowledge on Dragon Boat Festival-related delicacies such as healthy vegetable zongzi and oriental-style zongzi.
For more information, please visit the Chinese website of Yansan Commerical District (https://goo.gl/FShk7M) or the facebook page of TCOOC (https://zh-tw.facebook.com/tcooc/).