The volunteer-staffed food stalls at this annual event, which also features arts and crafts and live performances, serve a number of dishes dear to the heart of the local Taiwanese community. This traditional glutinous rice delicacy, dressed with syrup and crushed peanut, had been prepared in advance; it's even more toothsome when plucked from a still-warm pot and enjoyed in the cool night air.
Also from the sweet side of the menu: vanilla ice cream, with peanut and cilantro, enfolded in a spring-roll wrapper. See that treat, and other menu items from festivals past, in the slideshow.
Passport to Taiwan
May (the 2012 festival was held May 13)