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Yummmmm, Chinese style shallot pancakes, known in Chines as ‘shallot oil cake’ (葱油饼, cōng yóubǐng). This is a staple in Northern Chinese cooking, but something that Taiwan does so well that it has almost become a famous Taiwanese snack in its … Continue reading
My eldest son, almost four, loves pudding — a dessert found at every convenience store and most bakeries in Taiwan that is kind of like a creme caramel. It is a special treat for my boy after soccer. He was … Continue reading
A nourishing and warming soup suitable for eating after childbirth, inspired by my recent stay at the luxurious Wenhua-Garden Postpartum Nursing Home. But you don’t need to have a baby to enjoy this.
Little Miss Muffet isn’t just the only one to enjoy cards and whey. My baby enjoys eating it as one of his first foods. And it is easy to make – once you create the right environment.
Sometimes life is full of cosmic coincidences. I noticed on Saturday morning that there was a package of snow fungus (銀耳 yín’ěr) in the cupboard and thought I would experiment with cooking something over the weekend. Then on Saturday night I … Continue reading
Food is an integral part of Taiwanese culture. Many cultures make that claim, but the more I learn about Taiwanese culture the more I realise this is true. Even a festival about lanterns also involves eating a special dessert — tāngyuán … Continue reading
After my first son was born two months’ prematurely, one of the nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit told me I should go out and enjoy a big slab of steak — and wash it down with a tall … Continue reading
Every year one of my Christmas traditions is making panettone in my trusty breadmaker. After waking at the crack of dawn to rip open presents, eating thickly cut slices of panettone spread liberally with butter along with a cup or … Continue reading
Red bean soup (adzuki bean soup, aka hongdoutang — 紅豆湯) is a staple treat served to new mothers after childbirth as part of the Chinese postpartum confinement (坐月子 zuo yuezi) diet. And it is even more delicious when combined with … Continue reading