Double Happiness

It’s always exciting going to a wedding reception – having a blast with the newly weds and enjoying the food and wine. Recently I’ve been to one wedding reception held at Ambassador Hotel in Taipei.  The hotel is well-known for its exquisite Cantonese cuisine, including my favourite suckling pig.  There were 12 courses, and many… Continue reading Double Happiness

Duck Blood – The beginning and the final touch

Many Taiwanese people love mala hotpot, and they can have it all year round. One essential ingredient for mala hotpot is duck blood. Oh yes duck blood 🙂 🙂 🙂  Soft and jello-like duck blood cooked in hot and spicy broth until it’s packed with flavour. Duck blood usually is a good indicator to determine… Continue reading Duck Blood – The beginning and the final touch

Szechuan Red Oil Wonton

Szechuan red oil wonton, aka “Hong Yo Chao Shou”, is originated from Szechuan province of China, where it is well known for its rich and bold, pungent and spicy favour from lavish use of chilli, garlic, and szechuan peppercorn. Sounds hot and spicy? Oh yeah! I love hot and spicy food, and yes I very… Continue reading Szechuan Red Oil Wonton

Minced Pork Rice, Braised Pork Rice, Lu Rou Fan, or Rou Zao Fan?

In terms of Taiwanese food, the names vary depending on which region you are in Taiwan, but they all mean the same thing – A bowl of steamed rice topped with delicious dark amber colour pork sauce. It is one of the most common street food in Taiwan. There are dozens of recipes online, but… Continue reading Minced Pork Rice, Braised Pork Rice, Lu Rou Fan, or Rou Zao Fan?

What makes stinky tofu stinky?

Well, I’ve been asked this question by my guests very often. For lots of tourist who are visiting Taiwan, stinky tofu is probably the most challenging, most intimidating, and most daring food to try. Simply put, stinky tofu is tofu fermentated in brine. Ha! Is it really stinky? Not really. The deep fry process neutralizes… Continue reading What makes stinky tofu stinky?