When the Hakka people first arrived in Taiwan, they toiled to open up new land and build new homes. The many hardships they faced led them to lead lives of frugality. To cope with adversities arising from migration and life in the mountains, they relied on farming and natural resources, processing and preserving foodstuffs through dehydration or pickling for future consumption. As a result, they developed a variety of special ingredients, sauces and dishes that are distinctive of the Hakka cu...


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