Taiwanese Food

My first Cookbook

April 26, 2014
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Last October I got a surprising email from an international publisher called “Marshall Cavendish” asking me if I’m interested in publishing my first cookbook. After the initial shock I didn’t hesitate at all and immediately agreed, once I read the terms of the contract of course, to publish this book with them. Publishing a cookbook […]

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Three Cup Chicken

June 2, 2012

From the first time I heard about three cup chicken I thought it was a Taiwanese dish, but after doing some research I discovered it’s actually a Chinese dish. Wen Tiansiang was the Duke of Xinguo and famous in Chinese history for his loyalty to the Song Dynasty. He refused Khubilai Khan’s demand for the […]

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Oriental Pork Chop

April 25, 2012
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It has now been six weeks since I became a “mum”. Every day my little girl grows healthier but also happier. She occasionally has a little colic, especially at night, but apart from that she is healthy and happy. She’s also growing in size and strength. When she was born she was immediately too long […]

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New Year Pork Fried Rice

February 26, 2012
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I’m now 38 weeks pregnant and both my mother and grandmother arrived in Edinburgh this last Wednesday. It’s a huge relief for me as they’ve both come to Edinburgh partly to do some sight seeing (they’ve never been to Europe before) but most importantly to give me support during and after I give birth to […]

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Salmon Rice Noodle Soup

January 20, 2012
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When I lived in Taipei there was a particular Taiwanese rice noodle soup which I really loved called “Swordfish Rice Noodle Soup”. Whenever my parents and I went out for weekend brunch, I would almost always eat a bowl of Swordfish Rice Noodle Soup. Unfortunately due to my pregnancy I’m absolutely not allowed to eat […]

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Fried Dumplings

January 15, 2012
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I’ve officially started my maternity leave as of this weekend and I’m now 32 weeks pregnant. Millie (my unborn daughter’s name is Amelia) is very healthy and very active. As confirmed by one of my many midwives (we don’t get a permanent midwife here in Edinburgh) an active baby is a healthy baby and Millie […]

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Taiwanese Home Made Noodle Salad Recipe

October 19, 2011
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We usually have this noodle salad during the summer but as I’m pregnant this year and I feel my body temperature is quite high, I’ve been really craving this dish. I believe a lot of pregnant ladies can understand how I feel when their bodies are growing and you feel really quite hot. Normally in […]

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Smoked Haddock and Prawn Fried Rice

September 29, 2011
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So I’m now 16 weeks pregnant now! One of the main things I have learnt about pregnancy, at least for myself, is one has to eat really healthy. I’m finally getting over morning sickness and I don’t really have any hunger cravings but I’ve found if I eat unhealthily (ie if I eat a curry […]

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Coriander Chili Beef Mince

July 7, 2011
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When I was a child coriander chili beef mince was one of my favourite dishes. It’s a very popular dish within my family and my mother and grandmother used to cook this dish often. I always pigged out on this coriander chili beef mince with a big bowl of rice and my grandmother always felt […]

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Prawn and Scallop Shumai Recipe

March 18, 2011
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It’s only 12 days now and I’m going back home for two weeks. I try to go back to my home country, Taiwan, once every couple of years so I can catch up with friends, see my family, do some shopping and perhaps most importantly have a rest. I’m especially desperate to go home this […]

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