London, March 17 (CNA) Respected travel authority Lonely Planet gave a shout out to Taiwan's culinary scene on its website last week, calling the country a "secret foodie wonderland" with a diversity of influences.

Author Megan Eaves noted that many of Taiwan's dishes are hybrid creations that blend Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese culinary traditions to represent the different cultural influences over Taiwan's long history of colonization.

"The word 'fusion' gets thrown around ...

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