Sandy Chang & Cathy Huang
Ah-Po Fried Rice is a small shop which sells fried rice and noodles near Feng Chia University. Although Ah-Po Fried Rice seems too small to notice, most of the students in Feng Chia University know about it. We often visit Ah-Po Fried Rice, so we decided to write down the story behind the small shop.
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As Ah-Po Fried Rice became more famous, more people visited it. Now, we can read about Ah-Po Fried Rice not only in the newspapers but also on the Internet. Last year, the Knight bicycle team from Hsinchu bought 50 fried rice boxed lunches from Ah-Po Fried Rice and delivered them to old people who live alone. By doing this, they helped both Ah-Po and the old people. In addition, students often come and help Ah-Po and don’t ask to be paid. To those students, Ah-Po is their grandmother, and they love to help her.
The food at Ah-Po Fried Rice is both cheap and delicious. However, there is another, more important, reason why Ah-Po Fried Rice is so popular. The most important reason why so many people visit the shop is the touching story behind it – and the woman whose love gives her dishes their special flavor.