Tainan is the leading producer of beef cattle in Taiwan. Close proximity means freshly slaughtered beef is just a short delivery away and can be prepared through blanching. Tainan’s unique blanched beef soup is popular among the ordinary people and has been extensively reported in the local and foreign media. There is nothing better than a bowl of piping hot beef soup when the winter chill begins to set in. The Blanching Beef Festival is held to promote this specialty of Tainan. A variety of activities help to boost the local and international profile of blanching beef soup as well as strengthen Tainan’s reputation as the gourmet capital of Taiwan.