TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Enterprises from all over the world gathered to participate in the 2023 Taipei Food Show held at Nangang Exhibition Hall from June 14 to 17.
At this year’s exhibition, the United Kingdom set up a national pavilion for the first time with the assistance of the British Office in Taiwan. Visitors who want to experience the British style must not miss the delicious tea, stew and unique cocktails provided by the British Pavilion.
Jessica Henry, director of the British Office in Taipei, said in an interview with Taiwan News that Taiwan is an important market full of opportunities for British food exporters. This is thanks to Taiwan’s strong economy, high levels of per capita income and a culture that values eating out.
At this year’s expo, the UK office worked with five food manufacturers to showcase the diverse range of products the UK has to offer. Visitors to this year’s fair will learn that there’s more to British food than fish and chips.
Henry noted that the British brand is known for its high-quality products and commitment to environmental sustainability.
When it comes to classic British tastes, the Wittad of Chelsea, established in 1886, has a long history of delicious teas, including the famous Earl Grey and Taiwanese Oolong. Those who prefer stronger flavors will enjoy the company’s incredible selection of cocoas and coffees. Special discounts are available for visitors who visit on the last day of the fair (June 17).
Tea is available at Wittard and Chelsea. (Taiwan News Photo, Keira Chang)
For those looking for something a little more punchy, Swish Cocktails will also be at this year’s fair. The company offers pre-mixed sparkling cocktails concocted by renowned bartender Rich Woods. Non-alcoholic beverage options are also available.
Refreshing cocktails. (Taiwan news, photo by Zhang Kaila)
Joining the UK Pavilion is family-owned Dairy Partners, which offers an incredible range of British cheeses from over 150 UK farms.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is promoting the classic Taiwanese dish Braised Pork Rice, which uses pork from the UK, to give Taiwanese consumers the chance to try a new take on an old favorite.
Scottish Seafood is showcasing some of the finest salmon and clams from around the world. A representative said the company was strongly committed to sustainable breeding and packaging practices.
Jessica Henry said the UK office and UK food manufacturers hope that trade between Taiwan and the UK will continue to increase. Events like the Taipei Food Show provide a great opportunity for consumers and businesses to explore new flavor options and consider new and creative ways to prepare food and beverages.
Representative of Jessica Henry, Director of AHDB Office in Taipei, UK. (Taiwan News Photo, Keira Chang)