Ilha Formosa, beautiful island. The name was given by the Portuguese when they discovered the island of Taiwan in 1544. Due to its great ethnic diversity, Taiwan presents the world with a food culture of a wide variety of choices. Taiwanese cuisine itself is often associated with influences from China, Japan, and North America, but also blends in its unique flavour and local characteristics. Beef Noodle Soup distinguishes itself from its Chinese peers. Teppanyaki noodle and Nabeyaki Udon can be easily found in eateries. Western fast food concepts like Fried Chicken Burger and triangle sandwich gain recognition in daily breakfast yet in new appearance. Welcome to the world of Formosan Gourmet.