July 4, 2022


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Free Filipino meals handed out in Taiwan to lure extra vacationers

In an effort to lure extra vacationers from Taiwan, the Philippine Division of Tourism has launched a two-week meals truck exhibition throughout Taipei metropolis that can characteristic the nation’s well-known adobo and sisig dishes, in addition to mojitos, San Miguel beers, and different delicacies for many who full just a few easy steps.

Those that take photographs of the vehicles, add them on-line, and just like the Philippine Division of Tourism’s Fb web page might be eligible to obtain meals full with garlic rice, salted egg, a serving of atchara (pickled papaya), and turon (deep-fried banana lumpia).

A serving of hen adobo. IMAGE: Wikipedia

Again in April, The Philippines opened up its borders to fully-vaccinated vacationers, and the meals exhibition is now being held as a part of a push to entice extra Taiwanese vacationers to go to the nation.

“For the Philippines, just like Taiwan, meals and drinks are an integral a part of our historical past and id. It has turn out to be a key aspect of our nation’s model picture,” mentioned Hazel Habito Javier, director of the Philippine Division of Tourism in Taiwan.

Sisig is a well-liked Filipino delicacy usually constructed from a pig’s face and stomach. IMAGE: reportr

“We hope that by way of this effort, the Taiwanese individuals may have a nice expertise that can push them to pack their luggage and journey to the Philippines.”

In 2019, The Philippines welcomed 327,273 guests from Taiwan, which ranked it among the many high 5 when it comes to guests from a single nation. Based on the Philippine Division of Tourism in Taiwan, a complete of US$252.10 million was spent by Taiwanese vacationers within the nation that yr alone.

“These figures point out sustained client curiosity and powerful potential to develop additional contemplating the accessibility and proximity of the Philippines and Taiwan,” Javier added.

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Cowl picture sourced from Focus Taiwan and Bon Appetit.