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食志不渝|讓我們做醫護人員的後盾 Let Us Be Your Strongest Support

TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang

隨著全國三級警戒已超過一個月,所有餐飲業者都面臨著斷崖式的困境。即使如此,許多業者仍勇敢挺進抗疫前線,只為了替辛苦的醫護人員們遞上一份溫暖的餐點。被譽為「抗疫女神」的賈永婕,於 6月1號起,號召了藝人朋友們和20多家餐廳夥伴,每天到不同的醫療機構替這些前線的醫護人員送上100份便當。如點亮黑暗中的一盞明燈,共體時艱一同守護這些抗疫英雄,做他們最暖心又堅強的後盾。

延續初心

「在別人的需要看見自己的責任。」

這是「彩虹熱狗」老闆 Stephanie 一直以來堅信的理念,也是這個信念讓她決定將之前愛心認購玩具計畫所募到之款項,轉化為一份份彩虹熱狗的套餐,送到醫護人員和警消單位的手中。堅持製作無添加任何加工食品的健康餐點,「彩虹熱狗」希望能以食物作為管道,將自身的心意和每一位捐贈者的愛心送給第一線的防疫人員們。如同餐廳標誌上的那道傳遞祝福的彩虹,Stephanie 相信以愛、鼓勵和彼此的守護,是在這個困難的時刻裡她唯一能做,也盡力去做的事情。

傳遞幸福

聽聞「彩虹熱狗」的愛心便當活動,賈永婕毫不猶豫的加入此行列,也一同召集了其他店家一同響應,第二天加入守護醫護人員行列的是老字號湘菜餐廳「彭園」。因應疫情持續加溫,「彭園」的婚宴業務固然全面停擺。雖然無法替新人們完成喜宴,卻轉而將這些傳遞幸福的美食送至抗疫前線,溫暖著每一位醫護人員的心和胃。主廚除了精心搭配澎湃的視覺色彩和充滿層次的口感,更特別使用各種高蛋白和高纖食材,讓醫護人員能一邊兼顧營養,一邊補充元氣。「彭園」更貼心的在每個餐盒上貼上小字卡,寫上:「您守護前線,我守護您的胃,辛苦了!」、「我們會把口罩戴上防疫,讓你們可以把口罩拿下休息」等打氣話語,字裡行間都充滿著人情間的溫暖和致敬感謝之意。

老字號湘菜餐廳「彭園」和賈永婕一起將愛心便當送至國泰醫院。

溫暖人心

體恤醫護人員在堅守崗位的同時,吃飯的時間和空間都非常有限,「台北萬豪酒店」特別請主廚設計「經得住溫度變化依然美味」又「沒有過多湯汁、方便享用」的便當,來替醫護人員的健康把關。選擇燻烤雞腿代替油炸、以避風塘代替醬汁類來呈現豆腐料理等等,希望醫護人員能在最方便的情況下享受這些美味又元氣滿滿的愛心防疫便當。

「台北萬豪酒店」愛心便當菜色|燻烤雞腿、酸菜肉絲、涼拌干絲、肉片炒木耳、避風塘豆腐、百合炒蘆筍

而一直以來都熱衷於公益參與的「紅豆食府」,除了長期支持「善水慈善文教基金會」、「社團法人中華民國兒童及老人照護協會」等慈善事業及活動之外,當然也沒有缺席賈永婕這次號昭的愛心便當活動。主動聯繫加入,不外乎是希望以美味的佳餚,替這些前線的英雄們打氣加油。在如此艱難的時刻,為台灣增添了一抹令人動容的溫暖之情。

「紅豆食府」提供紅燒獅子頭、左宗棠雞等豐富菜色來溫暖醫護人員的胃。

逆風而行

與市面上常見的便當風格背道而馳,以台式便當文化完美結合歐美品牌經營模式的「食炵廚房」,才剛過完第一週年就遇上大環境下的疫情挑戰。即使如此,他們仍義不容辭的選擇加入了這次的愛心便當行列。「了解到很多醫護人員並沒有時間去外面買便當吃,更在短暫休息時間內才能脫下厚重的防護衣簡單的扒幾口飯,所以我們二話不說也願意投入這次的捐贈活動中。」秉持著想找到台灣那最「原始」味道的品牌理念,「食炵廚房」將這份初心延續到愛心便當的活動,努力以自己的力量替社會進一份心力。不畏懼被感染的風險,堅持做別人不敢做的事,就只想以行動力支持著醫護人員們。彷彿找到創業時那份最初的動力,「食炵廚房」以最純粹的信念和實際行動表達對這些白衣天使的感謝。

With a nationwide level three lockdown going on for over a month, restaurant workers are all facing this drastic predicament. Regardless, many still choose to step up and help by delivering warm meals for all the hardworking medical workers on the frontline. Starting from June 1st, a devotee to charity, Janet Chia gathered numerous of her celebrity friends and over 20 restaurants. Together, they have visited different hospitals to deliver 100 meals everyday to support these frontline medical staff. Like a beacon in the darkness, our community comes together to protect these heroes in the pandemic and aspires to be their strongest, most heartwarming support.

Restaurant Shanghai Shanghai working on their bento box delivery.

An Original Manifestation

“See your own responsibility in the need of others.” This is what the owner of Rainbow Hotdog, Stephanie, always believed in. It also inspired her to turn all the donations from her previous charity project into Rainbow Hotdog meals that will be sent to the hands of medical workers, police officers and firefighters. Insisting on making healthy meals without using any processed foods, Rainbow Hotdog hopes to use food as a medium to spread their devotion and the kindness of all donors to the hardworking frontline workers. Like the rainbow that delivers blessings, Stephanie believes that love, encouragement and mutual protection are the only things she can do and will try her best to do amidst this difficult time.

Spreading Love and Kindness

After inviting Rainbow Hotdog to join her project, Janet did not hesitate to gather many others to help; the next day, Peng Yuan Gourmet & Banquet, a long-established Hunan restaurant, joined the project as well. In response to the pandemic and COVID-19 guidelines, Peng Yuan’s wedding banquet business is now temporarily on pause. Although they are unable to host any wedding banquets at the moment, they continue to make these dishes meant for spreading happiness and send them to the frontline, in the hopes of warming the hearts and stomachs of medical workers.

Besides making visually pleasing meals that are rich in color and flavor, the chefs at Peng Yuan also made sure to use high protein and fiber ingredients that will provide sufficient nutrition and energy. Peng Yuan even added little notes on the bento boxes with messages like, “You guard our front line, we guard your stomach!” and “We will wear our masks properly so you can rest without it.” On each card, the lines are filled with warmth, appreciation and gratitude.

With Warming Intentions

Taipei Marriott Hotel’s nutritious and flavorful meals for the frontline medical workers.

Understanding when the medical workers are doing their jobs, the time and space for eating are very limited, Taipei Marriott Hotel specially asked their chef to design meals that not only are heat resistant, but are also not overly soupy to make sure that the food is not inconvenient to have. Making sure the meals are nutritious and healthy, the chefs at Marriott decided to serve roasted chicken instead of deep-fried ones and stir fried tofu instead of ones drizzled in sauce, in the hopes of providing delicious but also convenient meals for these medical workers. Meanwhile, a long-time advocate for benefiting foundations like Shan Shui Foundation and R.O.C Child and Senior Care Association, Shanghai Shanghai also joined Janet’s charitable project. Taking the initiative by reaching out immediately, they hope that these delicious dishes can cheer these frontline heroes up and provide them with support, adding a touch of beautiful warmth amidst this difficult time.

Shanghai Shanghai prepares braised meatballs with soy sauce and General Tso’s chicken for the medical workers.

Against the Current

Contrary to the usual bento style on the market, Stoned Kitchen combines a Western business model with the Taiwanese bento culture. Having recently just celebrated their one year anniversary, they are now facing the challenges of the pandemic. Despite that, Stoned Kitchen still joined forces with Janet without any hesitation. “We understand that a lot of medical workers actually don’t have time to get a proper meal or even take off their gowns just to grab a quick bite, so we felt like it was necessary to step in and help out.” Following their brand concept of finding the most “original” taste of Taiwan, Stoned Kitchen wishes to give back to society with what they have. Not afraid of getting infected and continuing to do what others are unwilling to do, they simply want to support these medical staff with action. As if channeling that initial belief when they first started their business, Stoned Kitchen expresses their gratitudes for these white-clothed angels with the purest conviction and practical actions.

餐廳資訊

📍 彩虹熱狗 Rainbow Hotdog
地址: 台北市大安區光復南路316號
電話: 0963-63-66-77

📍 彭園 台北館
地址: 台北市信義區忠孝東路五段297號5F
電話: 02-2528-8122
其他分店詳見彭園官網:https://www.pengyuan.com.tw/

📍 台北萬豪酒店
地址: 台北市中山區樂群二路199號
電話: 02-8502-9999

📍 紅豆食府 信義店
地址: 台北市松壽路9號7F
電話: 02-8789-2929
其他分店詳見紅豆食府官網: https://www.shanghaishanghai.tw/Page/Home/Index.aspx

📍 食炵廚房 Stoned Kitchen
地址: 台北市松山區南京東路四段52巷8號之一
電話: 02-2579-1266

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