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Post Diwali Indulgences

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Skeletons, Tamales & Familia: Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

November 1, 2014

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EYW Contests

Traveling to or living in Taiwan? Upload a local-food pic or story to win a free hostel stay in Taipei—and cash!


Tsua bing, shaved ice, in Taiwan
Tsua bing, or shaved ice, in Taiwan. Photo by user hungryel

The Eat Your World team dreams of one day feasting in the streets and night markets of Taipei (and adding to our already awesome Taiwan users’ page!). But before we get there, we’re giving away a free night at a popular downtown Taipei hostel to a few lucky travelers—and a cash prize to one—and all you have to do is upload a photo or story about local food to EYW to get started.


1. Sign up as a user to Eat Your World and upload your photo or story about local food (from any country) to our database.

2. Invite your friends to LIKE your entry via the Facebook LIKE button on the page.

3. The three users who collect the most LIKES win a free night in Taipei at Bigfoot Hostel. One grand prize winner will also receive NTD 1,000/US$35! (May we suggest you spend it on food?)


Taipei Bigfoot Hostel public space

Fun, comfortable, and conveniently located in the very center of Taipei, backpacker-friendly Bigfoot Hostel is an ideal place to base oneself in the city, close to the presidential palace, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and Longshan Temple, and just two blocks away from Ximen MRT station. Visitors can choose from colorful bunk or private rooms; free Wi-fi, cozy public spaces, and an English-speaking staff are among the amenities on offer.

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Special thanks to Bigfoot Hostel.

Salty rice pudding in Taiwan
Taiwanese salty rice pudding. Photo by user missel

Contest rules: To be eligible to win, you must become an EYW user and upload your food-photo entry OR Food Memory (story) at Photo entries must fit the EYW upload criteria (i.e., it must be a LOCAL FOOD and categorized as either native, traditional, or locavore). Additionally, the food itself must be accessible to any visitor (i.e., no homecooked foods).

Only one entry per EYW user is required to enter the contest. There is no limit on how many photos or stories you can upload, but only one prize will be awarded per person, no matter how many entries and likes you receive. Eat Your World is not responsible for and will not consider as potential contest winners any incomplete or incorrect entries. Management, employees, and families of Eat Your World are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by Eat Your World. The winner must be 18 years of age or older for this contest. No purchase is necessary to win or improve your chances of winning. Any photos or text submitted must be your own. Please see our general Terms & Conditions for more information regarding user contributions on this site.

How to enter: Upload your original food photo to Eat Your World, and be sure to fill the text box provided for photo description; OR write and upload an original Food Memory. Then tell all of your friends to vote for your entry by clicking the Facebook Like icon on the page. All entries must be uploaded and “likes” counted by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on December 1, 2013. The entries that receive the most “likes” will be awarded the prizes.

What you win: The user whose entry receives the most “likes” will be awarded a cash prize of NTD 1,000 (US$35) as well as a free stay of ONE night in a private (queen-bed) room at the Taipei Bigfoot Hostel in Taipei city (NTD 1,000/US$35). The winning entry will be featured on the Eat Your World website and promoted via social media as well. The two users whose entries receive the next-largest number of “likes” will likewise be awarded a free stay of ONE night in a private (queen-bed) room at the Taipei Bigfoot Hostel in Taipei city (NTD 1,000/US$35 value).

Choosing and notifying winners: The winning entries will be chosen based upon how many “likes” they receive via the Facebook Like icon on their respective pages. Once the contest has concluded, Eat Your World will email winners a “winner notification email” to the email address provided during the user signup. The grand prize winner will receive the cash prize via mail; all winners of hostel stays will receive emailed gift certificates to Taipei Bigfoot Hostel.   

More fine print: Each prize is good for one person; the winner can bring a guest to the hostel for a discounted price (NTD 300/US$10). The prizes do not include any transportation to or within Taiwan. Hostel gift certificates will expire one year from date of issue, and cannot be used on December 24 or December 31. Neither Eat Your World, Eat Your World sponsors, nor employees of Eat Your World or individual sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once winner has taken possession of the product. Eat Your World is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any contest promoted by Eat Your World. If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Eat Your World may substitute a prize of equal or like value. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. Eat Your World reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at any time. Although this contest uses the Facebook Like button on Eat Your World’s pages, and may be linked to on Eat Your World's Facebook page, it is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. If you have any questions or complaints about an Eat Your World contest, please contact



a.      首先加入成為Eat Your World會員,再上傳美食照片或小故事至

b.      所有上傳的美食都必須符合”當地美食”的規則(道地native、傳統traditional或當地產食locavore),並且是供販售而非私人食物。

c.       每個會員帳號只有一張美食照片或一個美食小故事可參加比賽。會員可自己分享更多其他的美食照片及小故事,但每個會員僅能獲得一個獎項,若有超過一張美食照片或一個美食小故事獲得前三名次的投票, 僅能選擇一個獎項。Eat Your World公司不負責及不考慮選用提供錯誤資訊或資訊不完整的照片及小故事; Eat Your World公司相關人員禁止參與比賽。

d.      得獎者須年滿18歲。

e.      所有參賽的美食照片及小故事須出自參賽者之手,禁止盜用網路照片參選。詳細規則內容可參考EYW通用條款及細則(general terms & conditions)



a.      上傳自行拍攝的美食照片或小故事至Eat Your World, 確認完成照片的簡短文字敘述; 邀請你的朋友們到你的美食照片或小故事按下臉書的”代表投票。所有投票將於2013年11月17日中午11:59分截止。前三名收到最多臉書的”的參賽者,即可獲獎。



a.      頭獎,也就是收到最多讚的參賽者,可獲得現金台幣一千元整以及台北大腳盤青年旅舍大床房免費住宿一晚; 第一名的獲獎美食照片或小故事也會在Eat Your World網站宣傳並分享給其他EYW會員。

b.      貳獎,共兩個名額,收到第二及第三多讚的參賽者,可獲得台北大腳盤青年旅舍大床房免費住宿一晚。



a.      Eat Your World會依照會員資料中的電子郵件來發電子郵件方式通知獲獎者,請務必確認電子郵件無誤。

b.      頭獎現金部分,會以郵件方式寄送至獲獎者提供的地址; 台北大腳盤青年旅舍大床房免費住宿的獎項會以電子郵件發出gift certificate的方式發送。



a.      一年期限(2013年12月2日至2014年12月1日止)

b.      第二人入住需加價新台幣三百元整(獎品僅適用於一人使用)

c.       聖誕夜(12月24日)以及跨年夜(12月31日)不適用; 但免費住宿券適用於兩節日的前後一日。

d.      台北大腳盤青年旅舍有權利依照當天訂房狀況分配其他兩人房房型給得獎者。



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