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客家鹹口味粄圓 Hakka Salty Rice Ball Soup

I thought a fitting start to this post would be the video from this years Golden Melody Awards winner for best Hakka Singer; Ayugo Huang (黃連煜) singing Shan Ge Yi Tiao Lu (山歌 一條路), Sán Gó Ìd Tiǎu Lu in Hakka. … Continue reading

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綠豆湯 Sweet Green (Mung) Bean Soup

綠豆湯 (lu dou tang) is a popular summertime dish in Taiwan. Due either to the fact that according to chinese medicine green beans have a cooling effect on the body or that it is one of the few things you … Continue reading

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麻油雞湯 Sesame Oil Chicken Soup

This is a really simple and quick soup that tastes really, really good, but I cannot get a decent photo of it for nothing. Though this is called Sesame Oil Chicken Soup/ 麻油雞湯 (ma you ji tang) one of the … Continue reading

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花瓜燉雞 Stewed Chicken with Taiwanese Pickles

花瓜燉雞 (hua gua dun ji) Stewed Chicken with Taiwanese Pickles is one of those incredibly simple soups that are part of Chinese/Taiwanese dinners. Consumed at the end of the meal these delicately flavored soups sort of act as a palate … Continue reading

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酸辣湯 Hot and Sour Soup

酸辣湯 (suan la tang) Hot and Sour Soup actually it is Sour, Hot Soup if you translate it directly. While a lot of Taiwanese and Chinese soups are rather thin broths that are served at the end of a meal … Continue reading

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