Tuesday, 1 April 2014

#22 - Taiwan's Delicious Foods

Postcard : Taiwan's foods (or Taiwanese cuisine ; traditional Chinese: 台灣菜) has several variations. In addition to the following representative dishes from the people of Hoklo (Hō-ló) ethnicity (see Taiwanese people), there are also Aboriginal, Hakka, and local derivatives of Chinese cuisines such as beef noodle soup.
Taiwanese cuisine itself is often associated with influences from mid to southern provinces of Mainland China, most notably from the province of Fujian (Hokkien), but influences from all of Mainland China can easily be found. A notable Japanese influence also exists due to the period when Taiwan was under Japanese rule. Traditional Chinese food can be found in Taiwan, alongside Fujian and Hakka-style as well as native Taiwanese dishes, includes dishes from Guangdong, Jiangxi, Chaoshan, Shanghai, Hunan, Sichuan and Beijing.

Thank you so much to my penpal, Sally. This card is very interesting. I really appreciate it. 謝謝, Sally!

Sent : 30 December 2013 (from Taiwan)
Received : 15 January 2014
Travelling : 17 days

Country : TAIWAN (a.k.a Republic of China (中華民國) or Formosa) is a state in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China now governs the island of Taiwan, which makes up over 99% of its territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other minor islands. Neighboring states include the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east and northeast, and the Philippines to the south. 
The capital city of Taiwan is Taipei. Taipei is the seat of the central government. New Taipei, encompassing the metropolitan area surrounding Taipei proper, is the most populous city. The island of Taiwan (formerly known as "Formosa". Formosa is the Portuguese name of Taiwan, which means "beautiful" in Portuguese) was mainly inhabited by Taiwanese aborigines until the Dutch and Spanish settlement during the Age of Discovery in the 17th century, when ethnic Chinese began immigrating to the island. 

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