Grannie's Barley Soup

Desserts in Chiayi

The old lady who runs this stall to support her two sick sons uses only natural ingredients and makes all her dessert soups and sweet drinks the old-fashioned way – from scratch and by hand. Popular items include the eponymous drink (barley 'soup', 薏仁湯, yìrén tāng), which is diuretic, and green-bean soup (綠豆湯, lǜdòu tāng), which cools the body.