Taiwanese street food goes viral at Taiwan Plus Market in Tokyo | Taiwan News


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a three-year hiatus, Taiwan Plus Market is back in Tokyo and featuring 70 brands, making it the biggest release of the event since its inception in 2018.


Co-organized by the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) and Eslite Bookstore, the Taiwan Plus Market opened in Tokyo’s Ueno Park on Saturday (September 17th). 70 Taiwanese brands and eight groups are participating in the two-day event.


Thousands of people gathered before the 11 a.m. opening, according to GACC. Traditional games played in Taiwan’s night markets and street food were very popular.


Taiwan’s envoy to Tokyo Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), GACC Vice Chairman Antonio Chiang (江春男) and Japanese House of Representatives member Furuya Keiji appeared at the opening ceremony on Saturday. Hsieh said Japan and Taiwan are like brothers and sisters and “Japan always supports Taiwan when we face challenges in international situations.”


Furuya expressed gratitude to Taiwan for donating face masks when Japan needed them most during the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2022, he and 20 deputies are to travel to Taiwan and celebrate Taiwan’s National Day.


Jennifer Lu, 32, told Taiwan News that she learned about the event from Instagram. Compared to other events held in Japan by Taiwan organizers, there were more creative products and that gave her an extra reason to go.


Lu shared that the sandwiches at Hung Rui Chen Taiwan Pastry (洪瑞珍) were already sold out when she arrived at the venue around 1 p.m. “I was so sad! Some of my friends went to the event because of the sandwiches.


However, Lu still enjoyed NINAO Gelato soft ice cream and Taiwanese beer while listening to Fang Wu (吳汶方) live performance. According to Lu, she waited in line for over an hour just to get a green onion pancake.


Lu said she was looking forward to the live performances of Dadado Huang (黃玠), from the group Fire EX. and Indigenous musician Suming Rupi on Sunday, September 19, but a typhoon was expected, so she couldn’t do it.




(Photo Jennifer Lu)


Taiwanese street food goes viral at Taiwan Plus Market in Tokyo

(Photo Jennifer Lu)


Taiwanese street food goes viral at Taiwan Plus Market in Tokyo

(Photo Jennifer Lu)


Taiwanese street food goes viral at Taiwan Plus Market in Tokyo

(Photo Jennifer Lu)








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