The food culture of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples is encapsulated in the phrase “living off the mountains and seas.” Traditionally a fishing and hunting society, the indigenous peoples lived a carefree life eating naturally flavored foods and drinking millet wine. Their primary sources of food included wild edible plants, mountain boar, wild deer, and freshwater fish and shrimp.

The main principle in indigenous cooking is to retain as much of the original food flavors as possible. Most ing...


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