The Taiwan Festival in Yokohama Chinatown, a remarkable joint event between Japan and Taiwan, is scheduled to take place from Saturday, July 15, 2023, to Sunday, August 20, 2023, at the esteemed Yokohama Chinatown Yokohama Chinese Academy.
With the aim of creating a year-round “Taiwan night market in Japan” and fostering cultural exchange between the two nations, this extraordinary festival boasts a remarkable focus on Taiwan’s diverse and delectable “night market gourmet.”
Emphasizing an immersive experience that will tantalize taste buds and bring the vibrant Taiwanese culinary scene to Yokohama, attendees are in for an extraordinary treat.
A Gastronomic Journey through Taiwan’s Night Markets
At the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to savor a wide array of Taiwanese delicacies, capturing the essence of Taiwan’s renowned night markets. Some of the main gastronomic highlights include:
Shoronpou – A Classic Taiwanese Delight
Indulge in the flavors of Shoronpou, a delicious delicacy consisting of thin pastry filled with a delectable combination of ingredients and savory soup.
A Hearty Soup for the Soul
Mensen, a simple and comforting dish, is simmered in a thick and rich soup made with dashi stock, providing a soul-soothing experience.
Tantsumen – Noodle Extravaganza
Tantsumen, a noodle dish, features shrimp soup stock with a delightful medley of flavors from meat miso and coriander, offering a satisfying and aromatic meal.
Lu Lo Fan – Taiwanese Home-Cooked Comfort
Savor the heartwarming flavors of Lu Lo Fan, a traditional Taiwanese home-cooked dish comprising soy sauce-boiled pork sesame served over rice, providing a delightful and comforting meal.
Beef Noodles (New Lomen) – A Savory Soup Delight
The festival also presents Beef Noodles (New Lomen), featuring chewy noodles immersed in a savory beef broth, capturing the essence of Taiwanese noodle culture.
Night Market Gourmet Galore
Aside from the main highlights, there will be an abundance of other Taiwanese night market delights awaiting festivalgoers. One such treat is the soft and fluffy Taiwanese shaved ice, known as snow ice, adorned with toppings like mango, mung beans, and boiled peanuts, making it a popular choice for both children and adults alike.
Festival Details and Information
The Taiwan Festival in Yokohama Chinatown will run from Saturday, July 15, 2023, to Sunday, August 20, 2023.
For the exact event schedule, please refer to the official website.
The festival will take place at the distinguished venue of the Yokohama Chinese Academy, conveniently situated at 142 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Notably, admission to the festival is free, presenting an excellent opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the flavors of Taiwan by exploring and indulging in a wide array of Taiwanese snacks and popular gourmet dishes.
Expect an exquisite selection of culinary delights, including mouthwatering options such as Xiao Long Bao, Beef Noodles, Tan Zai Noodles, Large Intestine Noodles, Leek Oil Cake, Minced pork rice, chicken rice, pepper rice cakes, and tofu flowers.
Organized by the Taiwan Festival Executive Committee and the Yokohama Chinese Academy, with invaluable support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Yokohama Branch, this festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of Taiwanese culture and gastronomy.