Hokkaido: Taiwan’s Dairyland 北海道:台湾のデアリーランド


Since I first arrived in Taiwan I have been amazed at the amount of snack foods bearing the name of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. It seems that certain Hokkaido meibutsu – especially milk, potatoes, and cantaloupe – are almost as well known in Taiwan as they are in Japan.


I have always been fond of the “Wisconsin of Japan” analogy to describe Hokkaido, but perhaps it is even fair to describe it as the Wisconsin of East Asia?


That’s probably pushing it, but still; at least in Taiwan, Hokkaido means dairy!



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