Apart from flavor there is often a rhyme and reason to dishes emanating from Taiwan. How else can the famous Hakka dish bitter melon soup with chicken and pineapple. A mouthful to say, let alone eat, this unique combination of ingredients – pineapple, bitter melon and chicken – is popular during summer because of its ‘cooling’ effect. The health giving properties of the ingredients are a bonus.
Update: November 15, 2022