From 10 a.m . to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, I’ll be at Tzu Chi’s veggie food sales event (534 W. Belt Line in Richardson), stuffing my face with Taiwanese food.
Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-profit, is a global Buddhist compassion relief organization that has a branch here in Dallas. My mom calls it the “Asian Red Cross,” and the foundation is known for being a generous giver of material aid during times of needs (i.e. Hurricane Katrina). Every so often, Tzu Chi hosts a fundraiser where it sells authentic Taiwanese food in little booths and tables. There’ll be mantao (fluffy bread), luo buo gao (Chinese turnip cakes), red bean desserts, curry puffs, tofu plates, Taiwanese noodles, and other various small plates to eat.
If you’ve never tasted Taiwanese food before, Tzu Chi’s fundraiser is the best place you can start.