The Tao's Rapidly Disappearing Culinary Culture - Where has Taro on the Dining Tables Gone?
Written by You Tai; Photo credit: Zeng Xin-Yao
At noon, as the bell rang at Lanyu°¶s Yayu Elementary School, the schoolchildren walked out of classrooms one after another and lined up in the hallway for the school lunch. On the cart were fried rice, scrambled eggs, stirred-fried bok choy, and radish soup. But there were no fish and taro, the traditional staple foods of the Tao people native to the island.