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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...
Salt and pepper crispy fried Tofu 椒鹽脆豆腐 vegetarian

Salt and pepper crispy fried Tofu 椒鹽脆豆腐 vegetarian

You know cooking a main ingredient in salt-n-pepper style is one of the favourite ways to make a dish here in Taiwan Duck’s house. We have previously made salt n pepper pork and salt n pepper squid. However this one is just as good and it is even better if you are vegetarian or have...
Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce 梅汁雞柳

Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce 梅汁雞柳

This Taiwanese Fried Chicken in Plum Sauce 梅汁雞柳 is a dinner and lunch favourite in Taiwan. I think it is the meal that Sweet and Sour Chicken SHOULD be! If the extremes of sourness and sweetness of that dish turn you off this more subtle, yet distinctive meal might be perfect for a new taste...
Cold cucumber mix 涼伴黃瓜, a Taiwanese starter or side dish

Cold cucumber mix 涼伴黃瓜, a Taiwanese starter or side dish

You will find this dish at many homes, markets and restaurants in Taiwan. This cold cucumber mix 涼伴黃瓜 Taiwan style is used often as either a starter or as a side dish with the main meal. Right now cucumbers are in season and its pretty hot in summer so its good to make use of...