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Taiwan: Pork Chop Bento Box

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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)

Ingredients:

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

Method:

Put chicken in cold […]