In honor and support of top women professional golfers competing in the LPGA International Crown golf tournament, including Yani Tseng from Taiwan (former World No. 1) and American Paula Creamer (former World No. 2), Ambassador Lyushun Shen of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted a fabulous Mongolian BBQ, complete with drinks, food, and merriment on July 26th, 2014.
Taiwan was one of eight countries qualified to compete in the inaugural Internal Crown, a unique country-versus-country golf tournament that was held on July 24-27 at the Caves Valley Golf Club.
The BBQ dinner event took place at the gorgeous and historic Twin Oaks Estate, owned by Taiwan which is represented by TECRO, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, here in DC. The menu featured an elaborate Mongolian BBQ, where guests could put together their own bowls of spices, sauces, proteins, and veggies, which were then sautéed by experienced Chefs on heated griddles outside and then served steaming hot to the excited diners. Guests were given a ticket once they handed over their bowls of uncooked ingredients so that they could be sure to get their right bowl after it was cooked. Pan-fried noodles and fried rice were served as well, as was an assortment of fruits and small desserts. Wine was of course in abundance, and there were even a few cans of special Taiwanese beer.
Mongolian BBQ is actually historically Taiwanese, not Mongolian, and first made its appearance in Taipei in the 1950s. It is therefore very fitting that the cuisine was served at the Embassy for a fabulous event honoring Taiwanese sports celebrities!