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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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Sesame and peanut paste noodles 麻醬麵

Sesame and peanut paste noodles 麻醬麵

Here is a currently very popular Taiwanese noodle recipe. Its called Sesame and peanut paste noodles 麻醬麵. These noodles can provide a very tasty vegetarian option as a side dish or you can make it into a main with the addition of some cooked gammon slices like I did. The sesame-peanut sauce which you make...
Baking English Scones 手工司康

Baking English Scones 手工司康

Today I have a new recipe for you but it’s not Taiwanese! Sorry… But my great friend Kitty (originally from Tainan) visited me and brought these delicious ‘cakes’ one day, so I thought it would be great if she could be in one of my videos and share her recipe, ingredients and cooking method with...
Duck with glass noodles 鴨肉冬粉 soup

Duck with glass noodles 鴨肉冬粉 soup

Perhaps there should be more duck dishes on Taiwan Duck? Well here is a very good Taiwanese Street Food favourite for you – Duck with glass noodles 鴨肉冬粉 soup! The ‘glass’ noodles are green bean noodles which are clear, colourless and transparent – that’s what they get the name ‘glass noodles’. After you’ve eaten the...
Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸

Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸

Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸 is a very popular traditional Taiwanese dish. This meal is somewhat spicy and sharp tasting thanks to the chili and pickled sour green vegetables and other spices. However its complemented by the softness of the boiled intestines themselves. This meal has a very special flavour that many Taiwanese away...
Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀

Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀

Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀 is another traditional Taiwanese New Year dish for you – or enjoy it any time of year! It’s a common main course in Taiwan. Many big occasion meals include this dish as it is quite eye-catching on your table. In this lunar new year most families will have this meal because...
King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕

King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕

King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕 is another very traditional Taiwanese New Year dish. Why not have it alongside the 封雞 Confit Chicken we cooked last time? If you like the taste of the sea this rice will be very appealing for you and your family. I’ve made it not too heavy because of all the...
Chicken Confit 封雞 braised, delicious and juicy

Chicken Confit 封雞 braised, delicious and juicy

This year we decided to have this as part of our special Chinese New Year meal – Chicken Confit 封雞. This is a good meal for the whole family, it’s a traditional part of the Taiwanese New Year dinner and it looks good on the table too! The ingredients 食材 for 2 people; whole chicken...