Taiwanese recipes with locally sourced ingredients

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Sichuan Sausage (Mala Spicy Sausage) | 四川麻辣香腸

Sichuan Sausage (Mala Spicy Sausage) | 四川麻辣香腸

A sausage like no other. This Sichuan sausage is pungent, spicy, tingly and smoky. It’s dried, so the texture is harder, perfect for fried rice, steamed on top of rice or just eat it as a side dish with a glass of Chinese white wine. […]

Homemade Yuba Tofu Skin | 簡單自製豆皮

Homemade Yuba Tofu Skin | 簡單自製豆皮

Tofu skin is a great alternative to the same old tofu. It’s got a firm but soft texture unlike the spongy tofu. It’s sweeter, more flavorful, and concentrated. Serve with a little soy sauce and it becomes a easy and tasty side dish. Making tofu […]

Easy Homemade Soy Milk | 簡單自製豆漿

Easy Homemade Soy Milk | 簡單自製豆漿

Soy milk making is as easy as soy bean and water. Some soaking, a bit of boiling and the result is sweet, thick and flavorful. The best part is that it’s cheap to make and you get to pick your own beans and it’ll have ZERO additives. Try making your own soy milk and you’ll find that there’s really no need for additives and “natural favors” in soy milk.

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Cabbage Stir-fry with Ham (or Bacon) | 火腿炒高麗菜

Cabbage Stir-fry with Ham (or Bacon) | 火腿炒高麗菜

Cabbage stir-fry with bacon is a popular kid-friendly veggie dish in Taiwan. But since I’ve still got about 3lbs of leftover ham in the fridge from Christmas, I’ve replaced the bacon with ham. It’s fast and easy but full of flavor. Slightly smoky, savory with […]

Crunchy Potato Stir-fry with Vinegar | 醋溜土豆絲

Crunchy Potato Stir-fry with Vinegar | 醋溜土豆絲

Potato stir-fry with vinegar is a very special dish- the crunchy potato strips combined with the sour, almost overpowering vinegar packed with a little heat and topped with freshly grounded Szechuan pepper to give it a little extra kick. It’s a delicious side dish that […]

Spinach Stir-fry with Garlic | 蒜炒菠菜

Spinach Stir-fry with Garlic | 蒜炒菠菜

Garlic stir-fried veggie is the basic of the basic in Taiwanese/Chinese cooking. Sweet, tender spinach with pungent, flavorful garlic that fills the air with aroma in under ten minutes. In the season that lacks green veggies at the farmers market, there was some gorgeous spinach I just couldn’t resist and what better way to prepare it than a simple, basic spinach stir-fry to really show off the taste of these sweet delicious veggies?

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Tomato Beef Gravy over Rice | 番茄牛肉燴飯

Tomato Beef Gravy over Rice | 番茄牛肉燴飯

Soft and tender beef with the sweetness of cabbage and tomatoes with a smooth, flavorful and slightly gooey gravy served over rice. Tomato beef gravy over rice is easy to make especially if you have a pot of braised beef already made up, it will […]

Simple Kohlrabi Tossed Salad | 涼拌大頭菜

Simple Kohlrabi Tossed Salad | 涼拌大頭菜

Sweet, spicy, sour, crunchy and the air is filled with the scent of sesame oil and garlic. This dish is sure to freshen up any heavy meal. Kohlrabi is one of those rare and delicious veggie that’s found at Rochester Downtown Farmers Market during the […]


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