Meet Colors! Celebrate Taiwan’s Vibrant and Delicious Culinary Scene at the Paramount Pictures Studios

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Visit The Taste by LA Times to explore Taiwan’s tasty dish served by the head chef of the KATO Restaurant - Mr. Jonathan Yao and enjoy the new series of Taiwan Bay Tourism themed latte art bubble milk tea while learning the essence of preserving Mother Nature.

Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles Office will be participating in the Los Angeles Times’ annual culinary extravaganza, The Taste , this Friday on August 31st. Integrating the foods highlighted at the Formosa Summer Festival, the Bureau showcases the “Meet Colors! Taiwan” theme to encourage marine conservation; visitors can play fun and interactive games to bring home prizes like stainless-steel straws and fresh fruit ice pops in 4 different colors: blue for the “Blue Tears” in Matsu; red and white for Orchid island's indigenous canoe, “Tatala”; green for Turtle Island, and purple for the cacti in Penghu. Folks in southern California will be able to explore Taiwan’s tasty treats while learning the essence of preserving mother nature.

“Taiwan is known as a food heaven where local delicacies are irresistible. California’s soothing climate cultivated a vibrant lifestyle that resonates this year’s creative “Meet Colors!” tourism theme to promote Taiwan as a destination. 110 Taipei restaurants are included in the Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 in March; among them, 20 of the restaurants are awarded with Michelin star(s) and 36 are awarded Bib Gourmand status. The upcoming highlight event in November will be the Taichung Flora Exposition. We invite California travelers who are food and nature lovers to visit Taiwan and experience the colorful wonders and passion across the Pacific Ocean,” said Mr. Brad Shih, director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles Office.

TTB invited Mr. Jonathan Yao, head chef of the famous KATO Restaurant - located on the west side of Los Angeles - to showcase some of his creative Taiwanese dishes. Jonathan is a rising star and named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs of 2018. His inspiration comes from his childhood memories, especially classic Taiwanese dishes served only during festivals. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jonathan combines the incredible flavors from his memory with a twist of U.S. influence to create his very own California style cooking that pay homage to his Taiwanese roots. Food lovers will have a chance to sample his fusion dish of the east and west, the scallion smoked duck salad at the Taiwan booth.

The beloved Tea Station of Ten Ren Tea will return this year with a limited new series of Taiwan Bay Tourism Year latte-art tea: styled in the super cute image of XiaoLiuqiu green turtle, flying fish of Orchid Island, Tatala canoe, and Blue Tears in Matsu. They are absolutely a dual enjoyment of sight and taste!

Aren’t you tempted by all the incredible offerings? Do you want to fly to Taiwan for a foodie adventure? Super Value Tours will be at the event to share about Taiwan food tourism packages with event goers; inquire about Taiwan information from them for a chance to win a special Taiwanese tasting for two at KATO Restaurant! Please join our Facebook fan page at for more information about Taiwan tourism and event details. Please visit for more sightseeing information.

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