Chiayi chicken rice wins game of local rice dishes

The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The results for the “RICE UP! Enjoy Fresh Rice Dishes” Taiwan Top 10 signature rice dish online poll have been released with Chiayi City’s chicken rice living up to expectations by winning first place with 440,756 votes. The Council of Agriculture (COA) organized an online poll inviting 21 county and city governments to register their popular local rice dishes for public voting. Chiayi City’s chicken rice led throughout the monthlong race, becoming the eventual winner. Chiayi chicken rice seller, Yang Jia-hui (楊家慧) said that chicken rice is a traditional Chiayi City delicacy and a great representative of the city.

Second place went to Kaohsiung litchi sausage rice with 426,387 votes, followed by Chiayi County mullet roe fried rice with 363,794 votes.