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Crispy fried banana Taiwanese style 炸香蕉

Crispy fried banana Taiwanese style 炸香蕉

We hope you enjoy our crispy fried banana Taiwanese style cooking video 炸香蕉. This is only our second sweet or dessert, we think it’s a good one and this Taiwanese style fried banana is a bit different to the usual Chinese version because it’s; 1. crispy breadcrumbs instead of batter,...
How to make Crispy Soya Bean Fried Fish 豆酥魚

How to make Crispy Soya Bean Fried Fish 豆酥魚

Yes, we do like to eat Crispy food here at Taiwan Duck!  Also we like fish so this is one of our favourite dishes. In Chinese; Crispy Soy Bean Cod is pronounced “Doe Shu Shay Ooe” 豆酥魚! That is what you would ask for to order this dish in a...
How to make Crispy Beef with Honey Mustard Sauce 蜂蜜芥末脆牛肉

How to make Crispy Beef with Honey Mustard Sauce 蜂蜜芥末脆牛肉

This is something new. Joanne knows everyone loves crispy beef and there are several crispy beef dishes on many Chinese restaurant menus. In England where we live now it’s common and popular to have roast beef with mustard. Now Joanne has combined these traditions to make something new (as far...
How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi for Dragon Boat Festival 粽子

How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi for Dragon Boat Festival 粽子

How to make Taiwanese Zong Zi 粽子- bamboo leaves filled with sticky rice, meat and vegetables then steamed/boiled. This is a traditional food especially around 6th June – Dragon Boat Festival. They are also popular at other times, these little green triangles of food are quite filling for their size,...
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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...
Boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞

Boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞

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...
How to make sun dried radish (mooli, robo gan) 曬蘿蔔乾 (曝菜圃)

How to make sun dried radish (mooli, robo gan) 曬蘿蔔乾 (曝菜圃)

Sun dried mooli (Chinese radish, daikon) is a traditional ingredient in many Taiwanese meals and street food. It might not be that easy to buy from the supermarket, depending upon where you live – however buying fresh mooli (Chinese radish, daikon), or even growing your own is possible. Joanne makes this Taiwanese style which is...
How to cook steamed salty egg and pork mince 鹹蛋蒸肉 Taiwan style

How to cook steamed salty egg and pork mince 鹹蛋蒸肉 Taiwan style

Here is a delicious centrepiece for any meal! Steamed salty egg and pork mince 鹹蛋蒸肉 Taiwan style is something that my mother used to cook only occassionaly, when my old uncle came to visit. It’s not that it was especially his favourite but the soft texture of the mince, and finely chopped vegetables, topped with...
Little zong zi for Taiwanese Dragon Boat Day 粿粽

Little zong zi for Taiwanese Dragon Boat Day 粿粽

Here is a traditional Taiwanese way to make Zong Zi for Dragon Boat Day! Joanne has previously made regular Zong Zi which are larger than these and use regular gains of cooked sticky rice in the process. These smaller Zong Zi are constructed with the filling enveloped within a dough made up of mostly sticky...