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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...
Crispy kimchi pork rice 泡菜鍋巴飯 Taiwanese style

Crispy kimchi pork rice 泡菜鍋巴飯 Taiwanese style

People in Taiwan enjoy lots of fusion food from our neighbours in Japan, China and Korea. So here we want to show you one of Mark’s favourite meals which is served in many ‘New Cafe’ style eateries around Taiwan. It is traditionally served in a hot stone bowl which has been in a very hot...
White chicken in spicy sauce 口水雞 (椒麻雞) Taiwan style

White chicken in spicy sauce 口水雞 (椒麻雞) Taiwan style

A few days ago we made Taiwanese boiled white chicken with spring onion sauce 蔥油雞. This is a very popular dish in Taiwan street food and day markets, so convenient and can be eaten, as prepared hot or refrigerated and eaten cold. Using the same base of boiled chicken Joanne also makes a spicy alternative...