Category Archives: Dishes

肉燥飯 Stewed Pork Rice

I stayed up late to watch Taiwan’s Presidential Inauguration a couple weeks back and I was admittedly swept up in emotion of the event. So I thought I should pay tribute to Taiwan by sharing a simple recipe for one … Continue reading

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開陽白菜 Chinese Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

Recently I was looking through my beginners Chinese textbook from Tunghai University in Taichung. I was doing a little reviewing on account that over the past couple years I have had little regular practice conversing in Mandarin and therefor last … Continue reading

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薑絲麻油蛋 Eggs Fried In Sesame Oil With Ginger

薑絲麻油蛋 (Jiāng sī má yóu dàn) is about as simple a recipe as a recipe can get. After all it is just a slightly fancied up fried egg. It is quick and easy, which means it meets my requirements for … Continue reading

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Traditional English Pork Pie

Easter is arriving a bit early this year and winter is leaving a bit late so I decided to make one of my favorite comfort foods, a traditional English pork pie to mark the occasion. While the weather still allows … Continue reading

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沙茶羊肉炒空心菜 Stir Fried Lamb with Water Spinach

沙茶羊肉炒空心菜 (sha cha yang rou chao kong xin cai) Lamb stir fried with water spinach and seasoned with Taiwanese barbecue sauce would be the long and most informative title of this dish, but let us just call it Stir Fried … Continue reading

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紅油 Red Oil

四川麻辣紅油 (Si Chuan Ma La Hong You) 紅油 Hong You, literally “Red Oil”, is a necessity for many Sichuan (四川) dishes such as MaPo DouFu. Well maybe not a necessity, but if you are missing it, you are missing out. Hong … Continue reading

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港式蘿蔔糕 and 台式蘿蔔糕 Hong Kong and Taiwanese Radish Cakes

蛇年快樂!!! Just in time for the Lunar New Year a blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow on my little corner of the world. Just as well, it gives me more reason to stay inside and work on a recipe … Continue reading

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