Liv’s Recent Recipes
Looking for some cooking inspiration? Below are our newly developed recipes for any occasion – check out and try them!
The very first time I tried Guoba was with my grandfather. We went to a Chinese restaurant in Taipei for Sunday lunch....
Caramelised Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding
Caramelised Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding. This is the first time I’ve made this caramelised pineapple with coconut...
How To Make a Basic Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup
Ramen is one of my family’s favourite Japanese dishes. In a city like Edinburgh where it’s almost always wet and/or...
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich
I’ve always been a big fan of fried chicken but recently I kept seeing “buttermilk fried chicken” on both the internet...
Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad
Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad Main Ingredients155 g quinoa310 ml water500 g tuna2 blood oranges (peel and...
Prawn and Lemon Butter Pasta
At the end of 2016 we moved to the Marchmont area of Edinburgh and one of the many great things about Marchmont are...
Thai Steamed Fish with Coconut Quinoa
Thailand is one of my favourite countries and Thai food is easily one of my favourite cuisine. I’ve only visited...
Chinese Fish Fragrant Omelette
Chinese Fish Fragrant Omelette. You may be familiar with another dish “Chinese Fish Fragrant Eggplant” or even “Spicy...
Red Cooked Pork Belly with Lotus Root
Red-cooked pork belly, or as some people called it Chinese braised pork, is one of the most popular dishes in many Chinese and Taiwanese households.
Korean Kale Pancakes
Korean Kale Pancakes. My family and I are big fans of Korean food. I really love Korean pancakes, especially ones with seafood in them, and every time I visit a local
Oyster Sauce Chicken with Spinach Noodles
Recently my husband has been pushing me to prepare something different for this website so I decided to have a go at making my own spinach noodles but I also
Dan Bing Taiwanese Egg Crepe
Recently I had a discussion wih Chris about my food blog and what sort of food we should cook next. That’s the moment I realized I have never made
Stir Fried Beef with Thai Chive Flower and Bean Curd
Flowering chive (韭菜花) is also known as Thai chive flower, garlic chive flower or chive flower buds. This vegetable has a very strong
Mango and Beef Rice Noodle Salad
Rice noodles are a very popular ingredient not only in Chinese cuisine but also in many other different Asian countries. You can stir-fry them, add them into a soup and you can also make a delicious rice noodle salad with
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
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
Simple Chinese Garlic Chicken with Quinoa Salad
Simple Chinese Garlic Chicken with Quinoa Salad. Quinoa has become a really popular
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
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.
Squid salad with Taiwanese five-flavour sauce
Salad is always one of the best foods to eat during the summer time. In fact salad is great to eat anytime of the year but one of my
Green Papaya and Sirloin Salad
Nothing is better on a hot summer day than a big delicious bowl of salad. This green papaya and sirloin steak salad isn’t exactly an authentic Chinese or Taiwanese dish but it’s
Shanghai Style Sweet and Sour Pork
It’s very likely at some point in your life you’ve eaten something sweet and sour. If you’ve eaten sweet and sour you’ve almost certainly eaten Cantonese style sweet and sour and it
George Heriot’s School Chinese Cooking Class
I had my first Chinese cooking class with George Heriot’s School yesterday and it was also my first proper teaching experience in a school. Last week, I was contacted by Linsey
The Illustrative Chef Illustrated Cookbook
“The Illustrative Chef 30 Illustrated Recipes by Liv Wan” is my first “illustrated” cookbook. Two years ago I published my first cookbook, which was a great thing to do, but just in the
Cockle Meatballs Recipe
Today’s recipe is a Chinese cockle meatballs recipe I learnt whilst I lived in Shanghai but before that a little update about things. I really expected when I quit my job working as a chef my life would become quieter and
Deep Fried Prawn Balls with Almond Flakes
Today’s recipe is Deep Fried Prawn Balls with Almond Flakes but before I get on top the recipe I’ve now been back in the UK from
Thai Rice Noodle Seafood Salad
Today’s new recipe is Thai Rice Noodle Seafood Salad but before I talk about this recipe I have some huge news. I QUIT MY CHEF JOB! Yes, I handed in my notice on
Chinese Daikon Carrot and Tomato Beef Stew
One day while back in Taipei, I was watching TV with my grandmother and smelt this really awesome dish coming out of a neighbour’s
General Tso Chicken Recipe
General Tso chicken is a really popular Chinese dish all over the world. There are several stories behind this dish but my favourite is about General Tso’s son who is a
Fen Jen Ro Steamed Pork Belly in Rice Powder with Sweet Potato
After finishing off my cook book and breaking up from University for the summer I’ve suddenly had some spare time (shock!) which