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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...
Braised pork on rice (Lu Rou Fan) 滷肉飯 Taiwanese style food

Braised pork on rice (Lu Rou Fan) 滷肉飯 Taiwanese style food

This Taiwanese food is steeped very deeply in Taiwanese tradition. A favourite in Taiwan it is quite a simple filling food popular for many years for a healthy, satisfying meal for farming families. Now everyone likes it and it’s popular at countless eateries in Taiwan. This time Joanne has made...
Taiwan Beef Noodles 台灣牛肉麵

Taiwan Beef Noodles 台灣牛肉麵

Taiwanese Beef Noodles 台灣牛肉麵 is probably the most famous Taiwan street food! It is many people’s favourite taste of Taiwan. It’s so beefy and hot it’s perfect for this cold weather, also it’s delicious in hot weather too! Joanne makes this authentic, traditional hot Taiwan food and it tastes like...
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How to make Tang Yuen soup 鹹湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

How to make Tang Yuen soup 鹹湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

We just enjoyed a great Winter Solstice meal and a great Christmas meal and we are now getting warmed up for the New Year feast! At this time of year Joanne likes to show viewers a traditional Taiwanese Winter Solstice meal indlding the little sticky rice flour dumplinges called ‘Tang Yuen’. Last year she made...
How to make Taiwanese Hamburger 台灣刈包 gwa bow, gua-bao

How to make Taiwanese Hamburger 台灣刈包 gwa bow, gua-bao

Here is another classic Taiwanese street food – often referred to as the Taiwanese Hamburger 台灣刈包. The burger portion is a slice of pork, traditionally a bun shaped slice of belly pork with the skin left on but you can use other cuts of pork too – just cut the slice about 1cm thick and...
Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly, Taiwanese Dessert 燒仙草

Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly, Taiwanese Dessert 燒仙草

Here’s a hot sweet street food from Taiwan! Today Joanne made Making Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly Dessert 燒仙草, which is popular in Taiwanese night markets. It’s a hot jelly, a little sweet (as sweet as you like, depends on the sugar you add). Also it’s traditional to get a packet of roasted peanuts when you buy...
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...