After being away from home for a while, almost anything and everything can remind you of your place of birth; sometimes, even a delicious meal can conjure up an “image” of home.
That was what happened with Yao Ko, a Taiwanese software engineer at Google, who has been working in California in recent years.
According to Ko, while touring in Philadelphia, he headed into a nice restaurant and coincidentally served a steak piece resembling his home country.
The Taiwan-shaped meat was soon shared on Reddit and attracted a lot of attention as most wondered whether the shape was intentional and could be requested.
As the photo also showed a generous serving of spinach on the side, many social media users also commented that it could represent one of the surrounding islands around Taiwan.
The photo also sparked some interesting ideas as another social media user proposed a Taiwan-themed restaurant where everything served can resemble the nation’s aspect.
This isn’t the first time “Taiwan” has been spotted in food as photographer Diego Gonzalez recently shared a photo of a Taiwan-shaped fried rice dish with a shrimp located at Kaohsiung, a creative way to mark the place where the restaurant was based.