Yam or taro are very healthy food.
There is a yam soup which is enjoyed by the Foochows after the Chinese New Year and it is called Chak Hui. It is actually a mixture of all the good left overs from the Reunion Dinner and to make the soup thick, a big yam is cut and placed in the soup. The resultant soup is creamy and sweet. This dish also helps digestion.
Years ago in Hock Cheu Leu Restaurant in Sibu, the Chak Hui Tong was very popular. And my grandmother would always order that particular soup. Later, corn soup, fish ball soup, salty vegetable soup , bean curd soup became the order of the day.
This is my son showing a huge taro in the Canningvale market in Perth. He loves to cook like his grandmother and great grandmother. In fact the Lau side of my family are good cooks.
More on yams later.