The 2013 Newton-Taiwan Day took place May 4 at the Culture Center of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston, Hyde Park playground in Newton. An estimated 1,000 people attended the event, which featured local food, performances and games.
Starting from the 1800s, Chinese workers and businessmen have migrated to the United States, establishing families in America for a better life. However, what they might not have expected was a culture clash between them and their children, which has led to struggles between the generations.
If you crave traditional Taiwanese snacks and yearn for the mountains, Jiufen is one of the best destinations in Taiwan. The mountainside village was once a prosperous gold mining town. After World War II, the mining business declined, leaving behind quaint streets and well-preserved tea houses. While the roads leading up to the town remain dangerously steep and narrow, the tranquility and hazy atmosphere adds a haunting loveliness. With views of the Pacific Ocean, traditional snacks and handmade leather goods, it is a hot tourist attraction.
A scrumptious beverage known as bubble tea may contain potential health risks in the tea’s tapioca pearls. However, the results were refuted by a consumer protection agency in a second study.
The University Hospital of Aachen in Germany found the tapioca starch to be carcinogenic in an August study. Researchers from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the University Hospital detected polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs such as styrene, acetophenone and brominate in the pearls. The bubble tea sampled was sold in an unnamed chain in northwest Germany, using bubbles from Taiwan.