Let’s see how a Taiwanese delicacy named by an English travel website as one of the top ten bizarre foods in the world can help protect you from smog’s harmful effects
By: Sophia Yang,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Named among the top 10 unusual foods in the world by travel website
VirtualTourist.com, pig’s blood cake, a Taiwan local delicacy, has recently been said carrying health benefits that can protect people against the effects of smog. A renowned traditional Chinese medicine practitioner backs the saying but suggests not to take more than two portions a week.
Articles about foods that can reduce harmful effects of air pollution have recently spawned on the Internet, which feature three local foods — pig’s blood cake, also known as “blood tofu” or “blood pudding,” lamb stew and white fungus lotus seed soup.
Pig’s blood cake is a street delicacy made of sticky rice and pig’s blood, which hold the rice cake together after steaming, and then is coated with powdered peanut butter and cilantro to give a faintly sweet taste and pleasant scent. [FULL STORY]