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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...