Have you eaten?

Jiak-Pa-Buay? Random scribbles of everyday life and sharing of recipes

About March 15, 2007

Many people know that the Chinese greet each other by asking “Have you Eaten” (“jiak-pa-buay” in Hokkien)? But not many people know that “jiak pa-buay” is also a cure for hiccups. If someone has a hiccup, ask him “jiak-pa-buay” and when he answers “Yes” or “jiak-pa-liau”, hiccups will be gone. Don’t believe me, try it out the next time someone has a hiccup

 

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