Designed and prepared to give a taste of Taiwan, Taiwanese Cuisine sets the standard for Taiwanese authenticity. Inspired by a blend of both Chinese and Japanese cuisine, Taiwanese Cuisine features dishes inspired by local ingredients and local cultures. Situated in a humble storefront in Elmhurst, NY, Taiwanese Cuisine reminds one of Taipei’s snake alley, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of late night diners and vibrant lights. As is custom in Taiwanese custom to entertain in public rather than at home, Taiwanese Cuisine is built with a semi-open kitchen designed to bring local custom and social interactions to the forefront.
Welcome to Taiwan
The Republic of China (Taiwan) is situated in the West Pacific between Japan and the Philippines. Its jurisdiction extends to the archipelagos of Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, as well as numerous other islets. The total area of Taiwan proper and its outlying islands is around 36,197 square kilometers. At about the size of the Netherlands, but with a population of some 23 million, Taiwan is more populous than three-quarters of the world’s nations. Taiwan proper has more than its share of natural splendor. With its unique fusion of cultures, breathtaking scenery, diverse cuisine, exciting city life and well-developed hospitality industry, Taiwan is an ideal destination for many types of travelers.
Taiwanese Culture surrounds itself with the arts of the aboriginal people and the influence of Confucianist Han Chinese and Japanese customs. Certain art forms include dancing, painting and calligraphy. Taiwanese culture believes in a harmonious society and the concept of giving face, losing face and saving face. Still heavily influenced by Confucianism, Taiwanese culture stress loyalty, respect and family values.