Stir Fried Beef with Mung Bean Sprouts

Stir-fries are one of the most popular and common cooking methods in Chinese cooking. I like serving stir-fried dishes during busy weeknights because you can make a nutritionally dense meal in 15 minutes with a Chinese stir-fry. You can check out this article that I...

Pineapple Prawn Fried Rice

One of my favourite dishes when I was young is this pineapple and prawn fried rice. Possibly the most endearing memory of this dish is having the fried rice served literally in a pineapple. It’s just so much fun to see food that has been served in a pineapple rather...

Simple Chinese Garlic Chicken with Quinoa Salad

Simple Chinese Garlic Chicken with Quinoa Salad. Quinoa has become a really popular grain/food in recent years. There are more and more talking about quinoa so I decided to get my hands on some of these little seeds. Yes, quinoa is actually a “seed” and...

14 Essential Chinese Spices

Chinese people use a lot of spices in Chinese cooking.  Just as Westerners use different kinds of herbs, Chinese and Taiwanese people use lots of spices. That’s not to say we don’t use herbs, in our cuisine we still use things like garlic but generally we use spices...

Salt and Pepper Squid

This salt and pepper squid is one of my favourite Chinese Taiwanese snacks and appetizers. On a hot summer’s day I especially enjoy paring this with a nice iced cold beer. Preparing this dish is very simple. You only need a few ingredients then you can make this dish...