#Taiwanesebreakfastseries #eggcrêpe #eggpancake

Dan-bing (蛋餅) is the most popular breakfast food you can find in Taiwan and served in all kinds of breakfast stores, including Do-jiang store, Mei&Mei or any other vendors.

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Dan-bing is very often translated to egg pancake. While we look at this soft, thin and non-spongy structure and the roll-up shape, it is more of a crêpe than a pancake that normally calls for a rising agent.

To make a basic egg crêpe, all you need are flour, water, egg, scallion and a bit of salt. It could be the easiest Taiwanese breakfast for an oversea student…

#Taiwanesebreakfastseries

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Maybe I don’t have to fail my sourdough bread for 3 times to find that baking is against my nature, but life will find its way out!!

Why don’t I make this into some Taiwanese pastry wrappers?

Loitering away the whole time in the kitchen throughout the lockdown, I came up with the Taiwanese breakfast series to carry forward the amazing Taiwanese food cultures!

Chinese leek empanadas (韭菜盒)

One of the most common pastries you can find in “Dou-Jiang Dian”( literally means soy milk store), where serves foods mainly for breakfast.

With the bouncy vermicelli absorbs the garlicky flavor Chinese leek, and the…

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Trofie al pesto

When we think about pesto, for most people, the first image that comes across is the emerald green sauce made of basil.

However, pesto is not just a type of sauce, pesto is a movement referring to its making process, and more remarkably, the essence of the ingredients traveling from various regions across Italy.

The trace of history behind Pesto Genovese

Sitting in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Genova was the key port of the oversea and regional trade for food commodities — — basil grown in Prà, pine nuts near Pisa, Pecorino made in Sardinia, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese shipped from Emilia-Romagna, and another core ingredient…

Featureless russet oval tubers, easy to grow and great in yield, potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, vitamin C, folate and provide high-quality carbohydrates for the human body, which have made potatoes significant roles on the table in our history.

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The potato eaters nowadays tend to eat potatoes only as a side dish. Whereas potatoes used to be the only food the peasants could afford.

梅林問亞瑟:「是劍比較重要,還是劍鞘比較重要?」

亞瑟說,當然是劍。

梅林說:「不對,劍是為了和平才出鞘的,你身為君王,劍鞘當然比較重要。」

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切嗣將亞瑟王的劍鞘寄在士郎的身體裡,似乎也和這樣的理念不謀而合。

相較於切嗣「獨裁」的正義,劍士亞瑟王更加認同士郎捨己救人的正義,伺候兩個理念如此相似,但手段卻截然不同的御主,劍士也不斷反覆思考:是守護他人、苦民所苦比較好?還是威權統治、教誨子民?

到底哪個才能真正拯救世人免於苦難?

ㄧ、何謂正義

看完Fate之後,不由得對這個世界發出無奈與嘆息。

菲律賓的總理杜特蒂為了廣大人民的福祉,而允許警察以暴力的手段掃毒,槍下亡魂不計其數,可以說是極為不人道的「利民方針」,但成效的確相當驚人。

但這個世界難以測量被殺死的毒蟲、毒販、無辜者的命,是否抵得上不再因毒品吸食、交易而受傷、喪命的人們?

功利主義根據「總體的幸福感」評判公平正義,為了成就多數人的幸福,犧牲少數人的利益被視為在所難免。

哈佛大學政治哲學教授麥可·桑德爾在課堂上與學生展開討論,當下也有不少學生認為,為了多數人的幸福,犧牲少數似乎也無可厚非。

但他問台下學生:「那麼,在一個競技場中,一個異教徒跟猛獸搏鬥,可以換來全場數萬羅馬人的狂喜,那麼他的死亡便值得了嗎?」現場一片譁然。

個人主義批評,以整體社會的成本與效益權衡輕重,忽略了個人行使的權利,無論是生命與自由權,都無法有公認的標準去計算「快樂的價值」。

也就是一個異教徒的生命的價值,無法與數萬羅馬人的快樂的價值相提並論。

而士郎正義使者的理想,造就了弓兵的存在,也就是為了讓所有人幸福,就必須殺了某些人。

弓兵卻在執行後產生了矛盾,反思這無止盡的殺戮無法讓所有的人得到快樂的結局,所以想回到過去殺了這樣的自己,阻止這一切的發生。這樣的矛盾也就是麥可·桑德爾所言,哲學思考後無法確認道德的標準,所產生認知危機。(詳情請見上篇後段)

再者,士郎成為正義使者的理想的原型,也是因為被衛宮切嗣拯救時,切嗣露出太過於幸福的眼神,那個當下,被拯救的人似乎不是自己,而是救人的切嗣。

而弓兵認為,那只是因為太過憧憬那份幸福的感受,僅僅是模仿切嗣所謂的正道。用這種半調子的理想去幫助別人,那他人也不會感到幸福。

「有一艘船上有三百人,另一艘船有兩百人,再加上衛宮切嗣,總共是五百零一人,是人類最後的倖存者。然後這兩艘船同時船底都出現一個大洞,而切嗣你只能修一艘,那你會選擇哪一艘呢?」一個電視機的聲音傳進衛宮切嗣的腦海裡。

「那還用說,當然是三百人的。」衛宮切嗣說。

「但那兩百人把你綁起來,對你做出先修這艘船的要求,此時你會怎麼辦?」

此時窗外出現了機槍聲,衛宮切嗣望向了窗外,船上四濺的鮮血,掛滿了屍體,自己的手上也沾滿了屠殺過後的鮮血。

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「把兩百人全部殺光,正確答案。」它接著說。

「下一個問題,活下來的三百人拋棄了舊船,分成兩艘分別是一百人與兩百人的船,然而這兩艘船的底部又出現了致命的大洞。此時,那一百個人又把你抓起來,要你先修他們的船,那你會怎麼做?」

說時遲那時快,遠方的海面上又傳來了爆炸聲,衛宮切嗣也解決掉了那一百人。

「這太荒唐了,這樣怎麼會是正確的?活下來的是兩百人,但為此而死的卻有三百人!」

「這根本不合邏輯!」

「不對,計算上是對的,你的確選擇拯救多數而犧牲少數……就算被你殺掉的人不計其數,但只要有生命因此得救,拯救到的人數才更為可貴……」

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