Lonely Planet Writer

Taiwan’s beautiful butcher rivals bean curd vendor

A butcher in Taiwan has become an online rival to the handsome bean curd vendor dubbed ‘Taiwan’s hottest bean curd seller’ earlier this month.

Dongmen Market, Taipei.
Dongmen Market, Taipei. Image by Nikki Nornlegs / CC BY-SA 2.0

Zhang Caijie helped her family’s pork butchering business grow in popularity after photos of her went viral online, with some dubbing her the ‘Pork Princess’. However, Zhang shied away from from the attention, saying that the nicknamed ‘sounds greasy’ and reminding netizens that her work chopping pork knuckles and bones is less-than-glamorous. Read more: shanghaiist.com