Sticky Rice with Sesame Chicken, ready to eat

Making sticky rice with sesame chicken 麻油雞米糕

Joanne makes Sticky Rice with Sesame Chicken 麻油雞米糕 in the new video below. This is a steamed dish that uses boiled rice (and barley) plus stir fried ginger slices and juicy chicken. It’s a very tasty, wholesome traditional Taiwanese food.

Sticky Rice with Sesame Chicken, ready to eat
Sticky Rice with Sesame Chicken, ready to eat

The ingredients for Sticky Rice with Sesame Chicken 麻油雞米糕  are simple, as below:

  • 2.5 cup sticky rice
  • 0.5 cup barley
  • 3 cup water.
  • sliced chicken
  • sliced ginger
  • rice wine
  • sesame oil

As with the ingredients, the method isn’t so complicated. It’s made a lot easier if you have a traditional rice cooker like Joanne’s which she brought over to the UK from Taiwan.

  1. cook the rice/barley mix as normal (that’s the rice barley and water from the recipe above.
  2. lightly fry the ginger slices in vegetable oil until golden brown
  3. now add the chicken and sesame oil
  4. stir fry this for about 5 minutes – don’t worry the chicken meat will be steamed later on
  5. place the cooked rice and part-cooked chicken in the rice cooker pot, mix it all up
  6. place the rice cooker pot in the rice cooker with 2 cups of water around the outside
  7. turn on rice cooker
  8. about 30 minutes later the cooker will have switched itself off
  9. now plate the dish by taking pieces of chicken at the bottom of a bowl with (mainly) rice on top of it, pat it until firm
  10. reverse the bowl onto a plate (now most of the chicken is on top of a ‘mound’)
  11. garnish with thick soy sauce and cilantro – then serve and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this delicious, fragrant and tasty chicken rice dish. If you want to see and hear all the latest Taiwan Teapot news please join us on Facebook.

How to make Kakiage 日式炸物 vegetarian tempura

Joanne made this delicious crispy vegetarian dish as a side for her New Year meal last night. This dish comes from Japan and is quite popular in Taiwan as Japan was once the owner of the island. Many foods and customs are shared between the countries.

大年初一,所謂的初一早,初二早,初三睡到飽記得小時候的今天,全村子大大小小一大早會拿著昨晚的壓歲錢到前院大稻埕那去ㄅㄨㄚ˙  ㄍㄧㄠˋ (因為會有三天合法) 通常都是ㄅㄨㄚ˙ 練導阿!,真是鬧熱滾滾充滿年味!! ~~如今這種年味該都不見了吧!!嗯~~所以還是小時後幸福!!

It’s quite easy to make Kakiage 日式炸物 vegetarian tempura, with the following ingredients:

  • batter: flour, water, salt, pepper
  • your choice of vegetables: such as – carrot, pumpkin, taro, bean sprouts, mushrooms, spring onion, mooli.
  • sauce: mirin, rice wine and soy sauce blended together
  • optional meats and seafood: if you aren’t vegetarian feel free to add prawns, for example!

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Method:

  1. slice up the vegetables as shown into long-ish thin strips
  2. mix up the vegetables in a bowl and dust them with flour
  3. make your tempura paste mix with flour and water
  4. pour the mix over your vegetables and mix it all up
  5. add any optional meat or seafood at this stage
  6. heat the oil in the pan
  7. add in 3 or 4 patties of the mixed veg, carefully
  8. leave them to brown and turn over, take out of the oil to drain and crisp
  9. make the dip with mirin, rice wine and soy sauce
  10. enjoy!

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My Chinese New Year Party Food 新年辦桌 – what to cook

Chinese and Taiwanese New year is coming along shortly! One of the big questions that many people will have is what dishes to prepare. One of the best places to find traditional and New Year Taiwanese dishes is Taiwan Cooking on YouTube. It’s my mother’s site and she loves to cook – a lot.

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農曆新年將近,今年很高興可以和很多台灣姐妹與她們的家人一起提早過了一個既溫馨又快樂的新年團聚,內心理真的有著滿滿的溫暖,喜悅和感恩! 在此也恭祝大家新年快樂! 羊羊得意!!

She recently held an early New Year lunch party and made a huge amount of great food for the day. Many Taiwanese sisters managed to share a great, happy, warm New Year together! Please have a look at the wonderful range of food she prepared in the video I have embedded below.

There’s lots of favourite Taiwanese and Chinese dishes shown off above. To help you easily find some of my favourites she prepared that day you can look at these links:

Happy New Year everyone! 羊羊得意!

Braised red yeast chicken feet

Liu’s braised red yeast chicken feet 劉家紅麴辣豆瓣魯鳳爪

Braised red yeast chicken feet
Braised red yeast chicken feet

Back when I was little, my grandmother would always use this special red yeast sauce to marinate all kinds of meat in preparation for Chinese New Year (We have an especially big family.) After moving to England, I started craving that special taste one day and had to ring back home to find out the secret of making the sauce.

記得小時候阿嬤總是會用這特製的紅麴醬 醃漬各種肉類以備過年時的不時之需(咱家的家族特別的大),來英之後有天突然憶起那特別的味道,趕緊打回台灣問那密方

The good news was that my auntie actually remembered being taught my grandma’s recipe and was able to send me the ingredients from Taiwan. After receiving it, it took me a few attempts but I was finally able to bring back that taste that has been long stuck in my distant childhood memory. Since then, I have been using this sauce whenever I am missing home, and of course, during special days and the festive season.

還好! 我家四有得到阿嬤的真傳給了我這秘方!收到從台灣來的材料後不敢怠慢的趕緊動手做,當然是經過了好幾次後才大功告成。

Today, I will be showing you how to slow cook chicken’s feet with our special sauce, in preparation for a party I have set up to treat my best friends.
Traditional Liu’s Red Yeast Spicy Bean Curd Cured Chicken’s Feet.

現在,每當年節想家時必會以此紅麴醬來滷些家香味以安胃內心思鄉之苦!今天魯的是~~鳳爪!!堪稱人間極品講用它來招待我金愛的朋友們!!