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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...
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...
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...
蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce - for mother's day

蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce – for mother’s day

This Sunday is the traditional mother’s day in Taiwan. Joanne has thought about what meal would be best for a treat for your mother and decided it is this; 蒜泥白肉 Pork with garlic and oyster sauce – for mother’s day. If you don’t live at home, or you are a mum with kids too small...
Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒

Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒

We had run out of one of our favourite pickle accompaniments; Sweet and sour pickled chili 糖醋醃辣椒. So Joanne decided to make up a new bottle or two of these delicious sweet and sour and spicy pickles. She chose a combination of both green and red chillies offering slightly different tastes and heat intensities to...
How to make Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 醃酸菜

How to make Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 醃酸菜

If you like Taiwanese food these Taiwanese Sour Green Vegetables 淹酸菜 are very important because they are used as an essential accompaniment to many favourite dishes in Taiwan. You will find these sour greens served with Taiwanese beef noodles, gwa bow braised pork “hamburgers”, bien dang, beef and rice and fried pork with rice. The...
Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯

Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯

Today Joanne made Shark fin melon soup with ribs 魚翅瓜(冬瓜)排骨湯. A lot of people have been asking for some tranditional Taiwanese soups toe cooked on Taiwan Duck so here we have a good seasonal one. It’s seasonal because the “Shark Fin Melon” variety of marrows are becoming ready to harvest. Our shark fin melon plants...