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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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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...
Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉

Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉

Here is a great cold and fresh Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉(Aye-Ooe) for summer! It’s a popular Street Food in Taiwan, especially in the hotter months. If you don’t know this dish already and you like Lemon Jelly in the west you won’t find that this tastes very different – except its fresher, 100%...
Crispy Chinese Chive Twists 炸韭菜條 Vegetarian Taiwan Street Food

Crispy Chinese Chive Twists 炸韭菜條 Vegetarian Taiwan Street Food

Joanne has grown quite a lot of Chinese Chives in the garden so wanted to show you another recipe with these great oniony vegetables in. We previously used them in the fried Oyster and chive rice cakes. This time the ingredients are much more simple; you have the chives, a better to cook them crispy...
Salmon with crispy soybean 豆酥鮭魚

Salmon with crispy soybean 豆酥鮭魚

In the UK its so easy to get a beautiful piece of salmon, it’s farmed in Scotland so there’s lots around at a pretty good price. My friend Kitty brought around a whole salmon recently and I wondered what to do with it. I like making white fish with crispy soyabean so I thought I...
Deep fried oysters with Chinese chives 炸蚵嗲 Taiwan Street Food

Deep fried oysters with Chinese chives 炸蚵嗲 Taiwan Street Food

Spring has come! Joanne’s garden has a lot of Chinese Chives growing vigorously. So today we want to show you this traditional Taiwanese Street Food of Deep fried oysters with Chinese chives 炸蚵嗲, which is so tasty and crispy and delicious. If you like oysters and the taste of the sea this is also going...
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...