“Combining the original flavors of China and the unrestrained passion of South Asia, 'Nyonya’s Taste of Life' is sweet, sour, aromatic, rich, and slightly spicy…”
Nyonya’s Taste of Life depicts stories of Indonesian domestic helpers and Thai workers who came to Taiwan dreaming of a better life. Just like "Nyonya Cuisine," which has a complex flavor -- sour, spicy, and sweet -- the film is filled with misunderstandings, conflicts, and reconciliation (or un-reconciliation) among Chinese, Indonesians, and Thais.
Note: Daughters from intermarriages between Chinese and Malays are called "nyonyas." They are known for skillfully combining the food materials commonly used in Chinese cooking (tofu, mushrooms, etc.), spices unique to Malaysia (pandan leaf, belacan, etc.), and South Asian condiments (curry, shrimp paste, etc.) into "Nyonya Cuisine."
About MADE IN TAIWAN:
Taiwan is a study in contrasts. Just off the southeast coast of China, this island-nation has developed a distinct and vibrant culture. Ancient traditions vie with modernity; its jagged mountains, deep gorges and urban landscapes provide plenty of inspiration to local filmmakers. Young filmmakers are creating diverse documentary and narrative films that explore social and environmental issues facing the country. MADE IN TAIWAN is a unique Link TV series of new films created in partnership with Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office. Watch this new film series and meet some of these energetic new directors like Zero Chou, Lin Tay-Jo, Chiang Hsiu-chiung and Cheng Wen-tang.