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Taiwanese Gnocchi 麵疙瘩 ugly noodles (mien ge-da)

Taiwanese Gnocchi 麵疙瘩 ugly noodles (mien ge-da)

Here’s a popular home-cooked traditional Taiwanese cuisine. Because of Taiwan’s history and the traditional farmers being short of rice to eat as the ruling white terror KMT commandeered it all they were lucky to enjoy quite a lot of free bags of wheat (bread) flour as some kind of relief. Not really being a bread...
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...
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...
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...
King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕

King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕

King prawns sticky rice 紅蝦米糕 is another very traditional Taiwanese New Year dish. Why not have it alongside the 封雞 Confit Chicken we cooked last time? If you like the taste of the sea this rice will be very appealing for you and your family. I’ve made it not too heavy because of all the...
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...
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....