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Dawn intestines 五更腸旺 , traditional Taiwanese cooking

Dawn intestines 五更腸旺 , traditional Taiwanese cooking

Here is a Taiwanese classic to warm you and your friends as winter draws in. This is a rather spicy stew with a rich sauce. The main three ingredients in it are pork intestines, solidified pigs blood and tofu – of course it’s joined by seasonal vegetables and the usual assortment of Taiwanese favourite sauces...
Crispy kimchi pork rice 泡菜鍋巴飯 Taiwanese style

Crispy kimchi pork rice 泡菜鍋巴飯 Taiwanese style

People in Taiwan enjoy lots of fusion food from our neighbours in Japan, China and Korea. So here we want to show you one of Mark’s favourite meals which is served in many ‘New Cafe’ style eateries around Taiwan. It is traditionally served in a hot stone bowl which has been in a very hot...
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...
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...
Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸

Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸

Pig intestines with sour pickle 酸菜炒大腸 is a very popular traditional Taiwanese dish. This meal is somewhat spicy and sharp tasting thanks to the chili and pickled sour green vegetables and other spices. However its complemented by the softness of the boiled intestines themselves. This meal has a very special flavour that many Taiwanese away...
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....
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...