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How to make Tang Yuen soup 鹹湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

How to make Tang Yuen soup 鹹湯圓~冬至 for Winter Solstice

We just enjoyed a great Winter Solstice meal and a great Christmas meal and we are now getting warmed up for the New Year feast! At this time of year Joanne likes to show viewers a traditional Taiwanese Winter Solstice meal indlding the little sticky rice flour dumplinges called ‘Tang Yuen’. Last year she made...
Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀

Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀

Braised Pork Shank 紅燒蹄膀 is another traditional Taiwanese New Year dish for you – or enjoy it any time of year! It’s a common main course in Taiwan. Many big occasion meals include this dish as it is quite eye-catching on your table. In this lunar new year most families will have this meal because...
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...
Chicken Confit 封雞 braised, delicious and juicy

Chicken Confit 封雞 braised, delicious and juicy

This year we decided to have this as part of our special Chinese New Year meal – Chicken Confit 封雞. This is a good meal for the whole family, it’s a traditional part of the Taiwanese New Year dinner and it looks good on the table too! The ingredients 食材 for 2 people; whole chicken...
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...
Pan fried whole sea bream 如何漂亮煎魚不脫皮 Taiwan style

Pan fried whole sea bream 如何漂亮煎魚不脫皮 Taiwan style

In Taiwan people love to eat seafood and of course regular fish is the favourite of most people. Sea Bream is always a good choice and luckily it is also easy to find here in the UK. So today Joanne has prepared the simple buy delicious Pan fried whole sea bream 如何漂亮煎魚不脫皮 Taiwan style. If...
炸牛奶 Fried milk, a delicious dessert

炸牛奶 Fried milk, a delicious dessert

Today we have a new dessert recipe for you! A reader wrote to Joanne asking about Fried Milk which was new to Joanne but a bit like a lighter fluffier version of Nien Gow. We actually like this better than Nien Gow now as it’s lighter and fluffy inside while being crispy on the outside....