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Mom’s Special Vegan Dumplings | 家傳純素水餃

Mom’s Special Vegan Dumplings | 家傳純素水餃

Chinese new year is almost here and in my family we have the tradition of eating vegan dumplings when the clock strikes 12 on new years day. My mom is known for her special homemade vegan dumplings. It’s filled with lots of veggies, and she […]

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 […]

Dan Bing with Cheese and Ham (Taiwanese Pancake with Egg) | 火腿蛋餅

Dan Bing with Cheese and Ham (Taiwanese Pancake with Egg) | 火腿蛋餅

Dan bing is a popular and fast breakfast item in Taiwan. It resembles a thin tortilla with eggs and your choice of filling wrapped up in one. There are two main kinds of dan bing, one’s made with a pancake like mixture and the other […]

Fried Rice with Ham (or Bacon) | 火腿炒飯

Fried Rice with Ham (or Bacon) | 火腿炒飯

Fried rice made with ham or bacon is a popular item at any shop that serves fried rice. It’s a great way to clean out the fridge for moms and kids love them because it’s super tasty. There are secrets to making a fluffy, not sticky fried rice and a secret to create that “restaurant only” smoky flavor.

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Glutinous Rice Ball from Scratch (Tang Yuan) | 自製糯米漿湯圓

Glutinous Rice Ball from Scratch (Tang Yuan) | 自製糯米漿湯圓

Glutinous rice ball, also known as 湯圓 (tang1yuan2), is a delicious soft mochi type of dessert (or savory meal) originated in China. This recipe takes you back to the basics, starting from scratch with the most basic ingredient- glutinous rice, also called sticky rice. 湯圓(Tangyuan) […]

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 […]