Chinese New Year around the world

Taiwan

Buddha

fo tiao qiang – so good, even Buddha would jump over a wall to eat it

The Taiwanese commemorate ancestors and departed love ones around Chinese New Year and so many dishes are created for worshipping rituals. Mullet roe, mustard greens, daikon cake, and fish are popular choices, as well as fo tiao qiang –  meaning ‘Buddha jumps over the wall’ which is a meat-based consommé and thick stew.

Rice wine, Shaoxing wine and Kaoliang (unflavoured Baijiu) are also considered essential at the table.

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