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Home made pork floss 自製肉鬆 Taiwan style

Home made pork floss 自製肉鬆 Taiwan style

Pork floss (自製肉鬆) might sound a bit weird to westerners who only know of two other ‘floss’ products; Candy floss and the floss we use for cleaning between teeth. It is of course nearer to candy floss – in that it is a food that has been teased into a collection of tiny fibres. The...
How to make Braised rose chicken 玫瑰油雞

How to make Braised rose chicken 玫瑰油雞

This traditional dish has got ‘rose’ in the name because of the colour of the cooked chicken rather than any rose-flower being in the ingredients. Taiwanese used to use a particular red cooking wine which isn’t available now but this is the same recipe. This old wine would colour the chicken. As Joanne didn’t have...
Home made tapioca pearls for bubble tea, bo-ba tea 自製波霸粉圓

Home made tapioca pearls for bubble tea, bo-ba tea 自製波霸粉圓

Here Kai-Li takes over to make home-made tapioca pearls for bubble tea 自製波霸粉圓 (pearl milk tea, also known as bo-ba tea). This is a very popular item in Taiwan where the famous bubble milk tea is so popular! While its easy to get tea, milk and sugar anywhere in the world, finding these tapioca pearls...
How to make Egg Plant Salad 涼拌茄子

How to make Egg Plant Salad 涼拌茄子

After finding a great collection of egg plants at the market Joanne was inspired to make this ‘salad’. Unlike a salad you might otherwise throw together this recipe requires you to cook your main ingredient – and you can enjoy the whole dish either hot or cold. The egg plants are steamed until tender and...