Japan-made ‘Taipei green onion bread’ upsets Taiwanese

The photo taken at a bakery in Okinawa shows the bread with chunks of green onions on them and a sign beside read that “ Taipei scallion bread.” (Courtesy of Facebook/爆廢公社)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — To attract customers, bakeries often try new recipes from around the world. 

A photo of a scallion bread sold in a bakery in Japan went viral on Facebook, with a caption saying that “Japanese must have misunderstood Taiwanese people.” 

The photo taken at a bakery in Okinawa shows the bread with chunks of green onions on top and a sign beside reading “Taipei scallion bread.”

Taiwanese generally use chopped green onion to add flavor to the bread; however, bakeries in Japan used chunks of green onions. 

There is, therefore, little wonder that the post created quite a stir among Taiwanese gourmets.

“Japanese must have misunderstood the Taiwanese people. Green onion bread is never made with green onion segments,” one commentator said.

The photo taken at a bakery in Okinawa shows the bread with chunks of green onions on them and a sign beside read that “ Taipei scallion bread.” (Courtesy of Facebook/爆廢公社)

In response to the post, someone said:  “I love the chopped scallions but I can’t accept chunks of green.” A third person added: “This is not Taiwanese-style bread, this is creative bread.” 

“This is a huge misunderstanding,” another concluded: “Scallions and chopped green onions are completely different foods.”