Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Thirty-five beef noodle shops have been selected for the next round of competition in the 2018 Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival, and the winners will be announced in September, the Taipei City government said Wednesday.
Awards will be given in eight categories in the finals of the competition, which started with 50 participating shops, the city government said.
The shops with the best service quality, atmosphere, flavor, cost-performance ratio, soup, noodles, and eco-friendly operations will receive awards in September, while a special prize will be given to the shop voted as the people's choice, city officials said.
The city government has invited the public to sign up as anonymous jurors and gain the chance to taste the offerings of the 35 beef noodle shops that have advanced to the next round of the competition.
The Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival began in 2005 as a means of promoting Taipei tourism and food specialties.
Now in its 14th year, the festival has attracted many followers and fans over the years and has become a landmark event on Taipei's culinary calendar.