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Crispy fried banana Taiwanese style 炸香蕉

Crispy fried banana Taiwanese style 炸香蕉

We hope you enjoy our crispy fried banana Taiwanese style cooking video 炸香蕉. This is only our second sweet or dessert, we think it’s a good one and this Taiwanese style fried banana is a bit different to the usual Chinese version because it’s; 1. crispy breadcrumbs instead of batter,...
How to make Crispy Soya Bean Fried Fish 豆酥魚

How to make Crispy Soya Bean Fried Fish 豆酥魚

Yes, we do like to eat Crispy food here at Taiwan Duck!  Also we like fish so this is one of our favourite dishes. In Chinese; Crispy Soy Bean Cod is pronounced “Doe Shu Shay Ooe” 豆酥魚! That is what you would ask for to order this dish in a...
How to make Crispy Beef with Honey Mustard Sauce 蜂蜜芥末脆牛肉

How to make Crispy Beef with Honey Mustard Sauce 蜂蜜芥末脆牛肉

This is something new. Joanne knows everyone loves crispy beef and there are several crispy beef dishes on many Chinese restaurant menus. In England where we live now it’s common and popular to have roast beef with mustard. Now Joanne has combined these traditions to make something new (as far...
How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi for Dragon Boat Festival 粽子

How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi for Dragon Boat Festival 粽子

How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi 粽子- bamboo leaves filled with sticky rice, meat and vegetables then steamed/boiled. This is a traditional food especially around 6th June – Dragon Boat Festival. They are also popular at other times, these little green triangles of food are quite filling for their size,...
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Stir fried pumpkin with rice noodles 金瓜炒米粉

Stir fried pumpkin with rice noodles 金瓜炒米粉

Today Joanne has made a special Taiwanese pumpkin stir fry dish. Pumpkin is a very large and handsome vegetable but it isn’t that common an ingredient in popular foods. It’s most common to throw a couple of pieces of the chopped up vegetable into soups or stews but that doesn’t maker the most of it....
Dawn intestines 五更腸旺 , traditional Taiwanese cooking

Dawn intestines 五更腸旺 , traditional Taiwanese cooking

Here is a Taiwanese classic to warm you and your friends as winter draws in. This is a rather spicy stew with a rich sauce. The main three ingredients in it are pork intestines, solidified pigs blood and tofu – of course it’s joined by seasonal vegetables and the usual assortment of Taiwanese favourite sauces...
Dry fried French beans 乾煸四季豆, a vegetarian dish

Dry fried French beans 乾煸四季豆, a vegetarian dish

We love French beans and Joanne recorded this video when we had just harvested a bumper crop from the garden – they grow well in the UK but the season seems quite short outside. Joanne decided to make this great tasty, crunchy vegetable dish, which is good for vegetarians. Also those who need their meat...
Tomato flavoured scrambled egg 蕃茄炒蛋 stir fry

Tomato flavoured scrambled egg 蕃茄炒蛋 stir fry

Here’s a great tasty tomato and egg based dish. In this version in the video I also added mushrooms as we had some in the house and Mark likes them a lot. As you might guess, the dish is flexible and you can probably add in a good range of other ingredients as long as...
Taiwanese Gnocchi 麵疙瘩 ugly noodles (mien ge-da)

Taiwanese Gnocchi 麵疙瘩 ugly noodles (mien ge-da)

Here’s a popular home-cooked traditional Taiwanese cuisine. Because of Taiwan’s history and the traditional farmers being short of rice to eat as the ruling white terror KMT commandeered it all they were lucky to enjoy quite a lot of free bags of wheat (bread) flour as some kind of relief. Not really being a bread...
Make your own dumpling pastry 水餃皮 for Chinese dumplings

Make your own dumpling pastry 水餃皮 for Chinese dumplings

Why buy frozen dumpling pastry when it’s easy and cheap – and better – to make your own? Joanne found this pastry to be very easy to use to make Pork Dumplings (jen jeow – sway jeow), Taiwanese street food 台灣口味豬肉水餃. As it was fresh it was soft and easy to shape and didn’t need...
Five Spice Tea Eggs, 五香茶葉蛋 with Taiwan's 7-11 taste!

Five Spice Tea Eggs, 五香茶葉蛋 with Taiwan’s 7-11 taste!

Do you like the taste of the ‘tea eggs’ 五香茶葉蛋 they sell in 7-11 convenience stores in Taiwan? Then you must try and make these at home – perfect, delicious and 100% natural ingredients. Joanne was so happy with these eggs and the taste – she also said that our kitchen had that smell of...