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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 a sweet with these sticky ...

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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 it, we added some in ...

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Boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞

White chicken ready to eat

Here is a great Taiwanese dish which is often a favourite take-away street food. You get this boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞 at many day and night markets and street side stalls. Often people eat it cold but Joanne and I like to eat this hot, especially as we live in chilly old England now. The chicken ...

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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 2 bulbs of garlic ginger, ...

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