每日英語跟讀 Ep.K146: About food - Taiwan gourmets shocked at Pizza Hut’s newest cilantro, century egg-flavored delight
Pizza Hut is about to release a new “cilantro, century egg pig’s blood cake pizza” (香菜皮蛋豬血糕比薩) whose chaotic combination of flavors is poised to shock even the most daring Taiwanese gourmet.
According to social media users, the new pizza will combine many well-known traditional Taiwanese street foods, and
The announcement sparked intense discussions online.
Many thought that the flavors were too strong and would clash. Social media users even teased Pizza Hut, commenting “how much do you hate Italy?”
Pizza Hut had launched many unusual pizza flavors in the past, including stinky tofu, spicy hot pot, ramen, durian, boba, and fried tangyuan.
Their recent Dragon Boat Festival series, which includes Zongzi flavored pizza, is still on the menu.
According to the poster provided by social media users, the cilantro century egg pig’s blood cake pizza is made with four key ingredients: cilantro and peanut powder from Yunlin, braised pig’s blood cake and chewy century eggs.
Some commented that this flavor is challenging people who dislike cilantro, century eggs, and pig’s blood cake, or are allergic to peanuts.
Others expressed their strong dislike over the idea of mixing those four ingredients together.
However, many were still willing to give the pizza a try, commenting “this new flavor is better than pineapple on pizza.”
Another suggested adding “spicy duck blood” or “silver thread buns” (銀絲卷).
Some also joked that Pizza Hut is challenging Italy with this outrageous flavor, with one questioning“Does Pizza Hut want Italy to declare war?” while another said, “If Italy attacks Taiwan, I wouldn’t be surprised.”
According to social media users, this flavor will be released at the end of June.
男大生鑽漏洞爽吃肯德基 詐86萬超悽慘下場曝光 | Chinese student to spend 2 years in jail for using app loophole to get ‘free’ KFC meals
A 23-year-old university student in China was recently sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after finding, and taking advantage of, a loophole in the KFC ordering app, helping him to swindle around NT$866,000 worth of chicken.
According to foreign media reports, the man, surnamed Xu (徐), discovered the bug in 2018 and realized that he could order food by using coupons via the KFC official app and then immediately asking for a refund via its WeChat account.
The student then shared this discovery with his friends and reportedly began selling the coupons online to profit from this loophole.
In the following six months, Xu and others caused around NT$866,000 worth of economic loss to local KFC stores. The scammer was later nabbed by authorities.
The university student was then put on trial and sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for fraud and was fined around NT$26,000, while his friends were also sentenced between 15 months to 2 years behind bars along with NT$4000 to NT$17,000 fines.
However, the issue sparked debate among many social media users as some questioned whether it constitutes a crime to take advantage of a poorly designed app.
The debate also brought about Chinese authorities’ official reply which equated the situation to that of withdrawing and keeping money from a malfunctioning ATM machine.
In accordance with Chinese law, it is considered a crime as it falls in the category of “unjustified enrichment.”
This incident will certainly make anyone think twice the next time they discover a bug in a food-ordering software. Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210624-2620461; https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210517-2482527.