The North German green cabbage-dinner in Taipei
Every country and its region has unique festivities which are not only popular in the country of origin but also were there is a diaspora of that people.
The most important festivity in North Germany is a special cabbage-meal (kale) which is held in winter throughout the region. The meal consists of a variety of special sausages, kale, potatoes and – naturally – a lot of German beer and “Schnaps”
This event has its roots in the “Schaffermahl”, a cabbage-dinner which is held in Bremen every February since 1545.
In Asia we do not have a 500 year tradition (yet), however the cabbage-dinner “movement” started in Hong Kong approx. 25 years ago, followed by similar events in Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and many other Asian cities.
On March 11, 2016 we are going to celebrate the 16th cabbage-dinner at the Taipei Marriott Hotel. Next to authentic North German food and beverage, we will have a North German entertainer flying in exclusively as well. Reservations are possible now.
Over the years, the event became the main social function of the German community in Taipei, drawing approx. 130 participants every year. The cabbage-dinner is a non-profit event organized by a voluntary “cabbage-committee”, financed through the entrance-fee and with donations and sponsoring from International & Taiwanese companies.