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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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100 year old egg rice porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥

100 year old egg rice porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥

Here’s an intriguing sounding dish, 100 year old egg rice porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥. However if you haven’t eaten or heard of these 100 year old or ‘century eggs’ before, don’t worry! That’s just a name for a preserved egg. The ones Joanne used were from Taiwan and preserved by salt, lime and tea, you can read...
Sticky rice balls 搓湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

Sticky rice balls 搓湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

Here’s a special dessert Joanne has made for Winter Solstice Festival – or any time! Sticky rice balls 搓湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice. We have made Tang Yuen for Lantern Day 元宵節,湯圓 before, which were filled with delicious things like coconut and peanut powder but these are ‘plain’ ones. However these are very ‘juicy’ or moist...
Ants climbing the tree 螞蟻上樹

Ants climbing the tree 螞蟻上樹

Ants climbing the tree 螞蟻上樹, what a great name for a dish! This is a famous Taiwanese street food and it’s a pretty healthy one. Ants climbing the tree 螞蟻上樹 is based upon green bean noodles and a handful of pork mince with a nice spicy edge to it and lots of good oniony flavour....
Cooking salt and pepper deep fried oysters 台灣蚵仔酥

Cooking salt and pepper deep fried oysters 台灣蚵仔酥

Salt and pepper deep fried oysters 台灣蚵仔酥 is a great Taiwanese dish for a starter, snack or main course! Oysters are a popular food in the island nation of Taiwan and this is a traditional Taiwanese street food. This dish is packed with flavour and you should make sure you eat them hot. The juicy...
Making savoury steamed rice cakes 台灣碗糕 - Taiwan Street Food

Making savoury steamed rice cakes 台灣碗糕 – Taiwan Street Food

This is a famous Taiwanese Street Food which roughly translates to ‘savoury steamed rice cakes’ 台灣碗糕. It’s base is made of rice flour and corn flour mixed together which is heated gently until it becomes a paste. This base is layered in a Chinese bowl with a selection of Taiwanese favourites such as minced pork...
How to make Salty Eggs 淹鹹蛋

How to make Salty Eggs 淹鹹蛋

This is a favourite accompaniment to several foods in Taiwan and China. However people usually use salted duck eggs. Here Joanne uses chicken eggs as we won chickens and have lots of eggs for “free”!!! Joanne likes to eat a small amount of this 淹鹹蛋 Salty Egg with rice porridge or also to mix with...
Taiwanese beef stew, traditional style 紅燒牛肉,台灣口味

Taiwanese beef stew, traditional style 紅燒牛肉,台灣口味

Taiwanese beef stew, traditional style 紅燒牛肉,台灣口味 is a popular “Taiwanese Street Food”. Most often it is served with thick noodles. Often people also enjoy it with a bowl of rice on the side. Take your pick! Both ways are equally delicious, you could even have boiled potatoes with it too, like people in the west...