Taitung Slow Food Festival is different from most other street fairs events in that it showcases local Taitung restaurants and food vendors. You can enjoy and learn about all the different ingredients native to the county all in one spot, allowing festival goers a better understanding of the local culture and history. The rich soil here produces all kinds of unique native crops, including red quinoa, gac, daylilies, roselles, oil millet, mountain pepper, and pigeon peas. The theme for this autumn’s Slow Food Festival was “Traditional, Indigenous, and Native Seeds Crops of Taitung,” so vendors turned ingredients that can only be found in Taitung into innovative delicacies, like the Chubby Rabbit’s gac spätzle, the DailyKitchen’s grilled pork sandwich with mountain pepper and lemon, and the Chinshan Homestay’s unique ice cream of roselles, rice wine, and red quinoa, to name a few. If you missed this year’s Slow Food Festival, follow us on FB at “發現臺東慢食” to make sure you won’t miss it again next year!
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