The two chefs use food-wise ingredients such as muscle slices, eggplant, bitter gourd, etc. to stir-fry a series of delicacies.

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[Reporter Lai Xiaotong/New Taipei Report] The epidemic of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) has slowed down, and New Taipei City restarted the food sharing activity. Today, two well-known chefs, Chen Jiawei and Zhang Tengfeng, went to the New Taipei City Aboriginal Family Care Association in Xizhi District Serving as a volunteer cook, he made pork slices with sesame oil and garlic flavored with pork ham slices donated by Xindongyang Food Company, and made delicious dishes and soups with other food-saving ingredients. Nearly 40 Ami aborigines ate happily. grinning.

In order to reduce food waste and expand community service capacity, New Taipei City promotes "Food Worth Sharing Kitchen", linking teachers and students of catering departments or personal volunteer kitchen services; Chen Jiawei, who was a chef of many well-known restaurants and is now the chef of Alishan Hotel , and Chef Zhang Tengfeng of Lawrence's Beef Rib Restaurant responded many times that Chen Jiawei used his vacation to take the train from Chiayi to the north, and used food-saving ingredients to cook for the elders.

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Huang Xiuying, chairman of the Aboriginal Family Care Association of New Taipei City, said that the association set up a cultural and health station at No. 10, Lane 302, Zhangshu 2nd Road, Xizhi in 2012, and held health promotion activities and shared meals for the elders of the aboriginal people. Stable handling of shared meal service.

Chen Jianmin, mayor of Xizhi District, said that there are 4,448 aboriginal people in Xizhi District, which is the third highest number of aborigines in the city, second only to Shulin and Xinzhuang. More than 80% of the aborigines are Amis who immigrated from Huadong. There are more than 800 aborigines over the age of 55, and the district office cooperates with the city government's policies to provide various cultural, health, and social welfare services for the aborigines.

Huang Fengming, secretary general of the Social Affairs Bureau, said that since the launch of the New Taipei Food Wise Sharing Network in August 2016, 105 Food Wise restaurants have been established, including 24 Food Wise kitchens. As of the end of October this year, a total of 946 tons of ugly vegetables, fruits and meat have been provided. These products have become the ingredients for sharing meals with elders or disadvantaged children and taking care of small satellite bases after school. According to statistics, more than 1.37 million people have benefited.

84-year-old Zhang Alu moved to Xizhi from Hualien for 50 years. He and his wife go to Wenjian Station to participate in activities every day. He said that it was the first time he ate the food in a five-star hotel, and it was very delicious.

He also shared the bitter eggplant that the Ami people in Hualien like to eat. Because it looks like a tire, it is nicknamed "wheel eggplant" by the tribe.

Huang Xiuying presented 2 large bags to the 2 chefs, encouraging the chefs to develop special dishes.

Two well-known chefs, Chen Jiawei (1st from right) and Zhang Tengfeng (2nd from right), made a special trip to the New Taipei City Indigenous Family Care Association in Xizhi District as volunteer cooks, using food-wise ingredients to make delicacies.

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Xizhi District Mayor Chen Jianmin (1st from right), Zhang Tengfeng (2nd from right), Chen Jiawei (3rd from right), Secretary of Social Affairs Bureau Huang Fengming (4th from right) and others helped the elders of the aborigines to cook vegetables.

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Huang Xiuying (3rd from right), chairman of the New Taipei City Indigenous Family Care Association, presented the two chefs with bitter eggplants from the Ami tribe, hoping that the chefs would develop delicious dishes.

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