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Taiwan: Pork Chop Bento Box


2 pork chops 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon five spice 4 tablespoons cornflour 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine (mi chiu) A dash of sesame oil

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine, garlic, five spice, sesame oil and stir well. Add the pork chops […]

Taiwan: Dumplings (Jiao zi)


For the dough: 4 cups of plain flour Extra flour for dusting 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup warm water For the filling: 500 grams of pork mince ½ cabbage 5 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon raw sugar ¼ Ginger

Cooking Instructions:

Making the dough: In a bowl, add the […]

Taiwan: Breakfast Rice Roll (Fan Tuan)


3 cups sticky rice 300 gram pork or fish floss 50 gram dried chilli radish 1 chinese cruller (yo tiao)

Cooking Instructions:

Soak the rice for 2 hours (or overnight if possible)

Drain the rice and put into a steamer.

Once the rice is cooked (it should be almost clear), remove and set […]

Taiwan: Dried Bbq Pork (Bak kwa)


500 gram mince pork 100 gram sugar 5 gram chilli powder 1 tablespoon rice wine (mi chiu) 1 teaspoon caramel syrup 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, adding the rice wine and syrup last.

Line a baking tray […]

Taiwan: Taiwanese sesame sandwich (Shao Bing)


For the dough: 2 cups of plain flour 1 cup warm water 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg Sesame seeds to sprinkle 1 chinese cruller (yo tiao) For the roux: ½ cup of vegetable oil 1 cup of plain flour

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.

Start by making the roux, which […]

Taiwan: Three Cup Chicken (San be ji)


500 gram chicken drumsticks ¼ cup rice wine (mi chiu) ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ sesame oil 1 ½ tablespoons raw sugar 5 cloves roughly chopped garlic 200 gram basil

Cooking Instructions:

Using a strong knife (I use a butchers knife), cut the chicken drumsticks in half.

In a heated pan, add the […]

Taiwan: Stir Fried Pork, Onion & Egg


300 grams pork chop 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoon rice wine (mi chiu) 3 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 30 gram cornflour 1 large onion sliced 2 garlic cloves diced 2 eggs

Cooking Instructions:

Slice the pork chop into strips and place into a bowl.

Add the soy sauce, […]

Taiwan: Stir Fried Vermicelli (Tsa bi hoon)


200 gram chicken breast 2 carrots 2 eggs 3 cloves garlic 300 gram vermicelli 2 sprigs spring onion 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine (mi chiu) 2 teaspoons raw sugar Basil for decoration (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl of boiling water, add the vermicelli to soften. Ensure it is covered […]

Taiwan: Sweet Rice Cake (Mo chi)


500 gram rice flour 500 ml coconut milk 200 gm sugar Desiccated coconut 100 gram red bean paste 100 gram smooth peanut butter 20 gram sugar

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl, mix the rice flour and 200 gram sugar.

Slowly add the coconut milk and mix until it forms a mixture.

In a ban-marie, […]

Taiwan: Hsuyn Gi (Smoked chicken)


1 whole chicken Enough cold water to immerse chicken Similar quantity of iced water 250 ml salt water ( ¾ teaspoon per 250 ml water) 100 g raw sugar 1 tablespoon Oolong tea leaves Sunflower oil, for cooking 1 dessertspoon sesame oil, to glaze chicken ½ teaspoon salt Water


Put chicken in cold […]