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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!

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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!

Spring rolls, ready to eat!

How to make Spring Rolls 春捲 for Taiwanese, and Chinese, New Year

Here’s some great Spring Rolls my mother made. These are beef and onion ones but you can alter the recipe to include any sorts of other fillings including the likes of pork, chicken, bamboo and bean sprouts – whatever you like. Chinese (Taiwanese) New Year is almost here and these would be a great addition to your dinner table spread!

Please watch the video and you will be able to see the cooking method and technique for making beautiful, golden crispy spring rolls at home – using the best ingredients from your local shops.

In my mother’s recipe the following ingredients were used:

  • 500g beef mince,
  • sliced spring onions,
  • spring roll pastry,
  • salt, pepper,
  • egg for ‘glue’
  • sesame oil, rice wine, a little sugar
  • + dipping sauce made from ketchup, lemon & sugar

 

Spring rolls, ready to eat!
Spring rolls, ready to eat!

As mentioned above you can change the contents to suit your own taste and also you might like to use chilli or sweet chilli in the dipping sauce. Hope you like it!