Asia falling out of love with rice as new wave of superfoods make their way onto dining tables

Lunchtime in Taipei’s Ximending district is a test of wills and patience as tourists and locals jostle at restaurants and street stalls to choose between steamed and fried dumplings, flat and thin noodles, stuffed pancakes, grills and desserts.
In this foodie haven, one item makes only an occasional appearance on menus and on plates – rice.
Once a staple of Taiwanese diets, rice consumption per person has fallen more than two-thirds in 50 years, according to the United Nations…