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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....
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...
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...
Cumin Salt and Pepper Chicken 孜然鹽酥雞 with Gnocchi

Cumin Salt and Pepper Chicken 孜然鹽酥雞 with Gnocchi

Today we had a special guest at Duck house. Diane Lo from Taiwanese food magazine Foodings, called by and cooked some lunch with Joanne using ingredients from Joanne’s garden. Diane is both a writer fro the magazine and also a chef, she studied at Cordon Bleu in London and is now most interested in cake...
Lotus seed, red date and white fungus dessert 紅棗,蓮子,白木耳甜品

Lotus seed, red date and white fungus dessert 紅棗,蓮子,白木耳甜品

This dessert is a very high quality Taiwanese style sweet. Joanne prepared it especially for a friend who will visit tomorrow. So she decided to make a video because it is one of Taiwan’s favourite after dinner treats. The ingredients are comparatively healthy and nutritious for a dessert as it’s mainly vegetable based. The white...