Xiamen's taro buns and peanut soup
Adam: Li Mei, one of my friends recommended that I try one of Xiamen's signature taro buns, but what do you know about them?
Li Mei: Everything! After all, I''m from Xiamen and I love local snacks.
Adam: Great, so tell me more.
Li Mei: Taro buns are a typical Xiamen snack that look as yummy as they taste. For older local residents, taro buns are a staple food for celebrating the New Year, just like jiaozi for northerners.
Adam: What's the difference between taro buns and other buns?
Li Mei: The bun itself is made from a mix of mashed areca taro and tapioca. Typical fillings include dried bamboo shoots, pork, shitake mushrooms and shrimp. They're usually served with a sweet chili sauce or a satay sauce.
Adam: There are so many tasty dishes to try. My mouth is watering.
Li Mei: You may also want to try peanut soup, which has a sugary flavor and pairs perfectly with taro buns.
Adam: We can try them together.
Li Mei: Let's do it.
By Natalie Ng