Category Archives: East Asian

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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炸豆渣塊

炸豆渣塊 (zhà dòu zhā kuài) I guess you could call them “Vegetarian Nuggets.” Literally it translates as “deep fried soybean dregs pieces,” so that is might not be the best name for them. Basically when you make soy milk or … Continue reading

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排骨炆菜頭 Pork Ribs Braised with Radish

Being that the Lunar New Years Celebration is just behind us I should have gotten this recipe out a bit earlier. Considering that it uses one of the auspicious symbols of the New Years, the daikon/white radish. Not to mention … Continue reading

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Taitung, There and Back Again

OK, only getting this written two months after the fact, but hey I’ve been busy. I seldom seem to take the train directly from Taichung to Taitung, but with little time to spare on this trip there was no stop … Continue reading

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A Day In Central Taiwan

After a another day of business and such in Taipei we headed down to Taichung. With the duel purpose of popping into Tunghai University (東海大學 Dōng hǎi dà xué) Chinese Language Center. Then later in the afternoon heading up to … Continue reading

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Holiday Snaps, Taipei, Part 1

Well it wasn’t really a holiday and it was too short of a trip to even fully recover from the jet lag, but I did snap some pics. First off I would like to say, it has been a long … Continue reading

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