Little hands make yummy food

Jennie Wu

The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF), which cares for children aged from 9 to 12 years, received support from Aspen Taiwan for the third consecutive year.

Twelve Aspen Taiwan employees hosted 19 children from TFCF at Hsin-Chu City where they had great fun being taught how to make rice noodles, puffed rice, red tortoise cake, rice dumplings and the art of pounding mochi.

Making mochi is a team effort that requires pounding the rice until the sticky mocha is made. It’s important for Taiwanese children to understand the history of rice noodles that was explained to them through a fun game. They also thoroughly enjoyed making puffed rice cookies and all the other treats that are an integral part of their culinary heritage.

The children also received Valda candies and other treats while the Aspen team thoroughly spoilt them by giving them the gift of quality time, care and love - which every child needs and wants.