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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...
Make your own dumpling pastry 水餃皮 for Chinese dumplings

Make your own dumpling pastry 水餃皮 for Chinese dumplings

Why buy frozen dumpling pastry when it’s easy and cheap – and better – to make your own? Joanne found this pastry to be very easy to use to make Pork Dumplings (jen jeow – sway jeow), Taiwanese street food 台灣口味豬肉水餃. As it was fresh it was soft and easy to shape and didn’t need...
Five Spice Tea Eggs, 五香茶葉蛋 with Taiwan's 7-11 taste!

Five Spice Tea Eggs, 五香茶葉蛋 with Taiwan’s 7-11 taste!

Do you like the taste of the ‘tea eggs’ 五香茶葉蛋 they sell in 7-11 convenience stores in Taiwan? Then you must try and make these at home – perfect, delicious and 100% natural ingredients. Joanne was so happy with these eggs and the taste – she also said that our kitchen had that smell of...
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...
Boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞

Boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞

Here is a great Taiwanese dish which is often a favourite take-away street food. You get this boiled white chicken in spring onion sauce 蔥油雞 at many day and night markets and street side stalls. Often people eat it cold but Joanne and I like to eat this hot, especially as we live in chilly...
Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉

Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉

Here is a great cold and fresh Taiwanese Vegetarian Lemon Gelatin Dessert 檸檬愛玉(Aye-Ooe) for summer! It’s a popular Street Food in Taiwan, especially in the hotter months. If you don’t know this dish already and you like Lemon Jelly in the west you won’t find that this tastes very different – except its fresher, 100%...
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...