Hakkas are Han Chinese people who come from the Hakka-speaking provincial areas of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang, Hainan and Guizhou.
Unlike other Han Chinese groups, the Hakkas are not named after a geographical location. They are usually identified with the Hakka language or share some Hakka ancestry.
An estimated 80 million Hakkas are scattered throughout the world, with Taiwan being the most populated with Hakkas and Singapore being the third most populated.
Hakka cuisine is well known for preserved meats and tofu as well as braised and stewed dishes.
Numerous Asian dishes have been inspired by the Hakka people and parts of the Hakka cuisine and tradition can be found somewhere in most popular Asian dishes.