Police chief in Hsinchu doubles as 'tea egg chef' for local officers

Police chief in Hsinchu doubles as 'tea egg chef' for local officers

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Police officers coming back to their station in Hsinchu County after patrolling the neighborhood can now expect some goodies from their deputy chief: home-made tea eggs.

The tea eggs are made by the deputy chief, Wu Jung-tsai, of the Sanmin Police Outpost in Chupei, who developed his own recipe, according to the Central News Agency.

Wu said he originally wanted to treat his officers to some snacks when they came back from their patrol duty, but ended up developing his own tea egg recipe after finding ready-made ones at convenience stores not so tasty.

“It's really very delicious,” exclaimed some officers who do not like eggs in general.

Wu said the eggs have to be cooked for five hours in a soup made with ingredients that include star anise, brown sugar, fermented tofu, mushroom, and ginseng.

He said he will continue to improve the recipe. But most importantly, he wants to warm the hearts of his hardworking police officers.

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