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Chinese Recipes
Authentic Chinese recipes collected mainly in Taiwan, some from China; all tested in my kitchen.

Starters/Snacks Recipes
Chinese pickled cucumber salad recipe  

Pickled Cucumber Salad Recipe 涼拌黃瓜 (liángbàn huángguā) A lightly pickled salad commonly served in Taiwan as a zesty appetiser.

Chinese anchovies with peanuts recipe  

Fish Fry with Peanuts Recipe 丁香花生 (dīngxiāng huāshēng) A classic Taiwan savoury appetiser.

Chinese tea egg (chaye dan) recipe  

Tea Eggs Recipe 茶葉蛋 (cháyè dàn) A classic cheap snack food, found all over China. In spite of the name, tea is not the dominant flavour.

Chinese scallion pancake recipe  

Spring Onion Flatbread Recipe 蔥油餅 cōng yóubǐng (scallion/spring onion pancakes). This delicious, easy-to-make snack is sold on street corners all over the Middle Kingdom.

Chinese radish (turnip) cake recipe  

Fried Radish Cake Recipe 蘿蔔糕 (luóbo gāo) Radish cake is one of the great staples of breakfast stores and dim sum restaurants.

Chinese radish (turnip) cake recipe  

Fried Radish Cake with Pork and Mushrooms Recipe 肉燥蘿蔔糕 (ròu zào luóbo gāo) The homestyle, meaty version of that great staple of Chinese breakfast shops and dim sum restaurants, fried radish cake.

Chinese white cut boiled chicken recipe  

White Cut Chicken Recipe 白斬雞 (báizhǎnjī) A pure-flavoured chicken dish–served cold it makes a great starter.

Chinese sticky rice dumplings (zong zi) recipe   Zongzi Recipe (Chinese Sticky Rice Dumplings in Bamboo Leaves) 粽子 (zòngzi). A traditional Taiwanese recipe for the dish eaten all year round, but especially during the Dragon Boat Festival.

Rice Recipes
Classic Chinese white rice recipe  

Plain White Rice Recipe 白米飯 (bái mǐfàn) Short, medium and long grain rice is eaten in China. As long as rice is served pure, white and fluffy, all will be well under the heavens.

Chinese Egg Fried Rice recipe  

Egg Fried Rice Recipe 蛋炒飯 (dàn chǎofàn) This dish is typical of what is served in Taiwan, though many variations exist.

Chinese rice porridge (xifan) recipe  

Rice Porridge with Side Dishes Recipe 稀飯 (xīfàn) / 清粥小菜 (qīng zhōu xiǎocài) Traditional breakfast.

Chinese lard rice recipe  

Lard-Flavoured Rice Recipe 豬油拌飯 (zhū yóu bàn fàn) Only plain white rice is simpler than this pauper's dish.

Noodle Recipes
Taiwan classic red cooked beef noodle soup recipe  

Red Cooked Beef Noodle Soup Recipe 紅燒牛肉麵 (hóngshāo niúròu miàn) The slow-braised dish that is the virtual national dish of Taiwan.

Traditional Taiwan clear beef soup recipe  

Clear Beef Noodle Soup Recipe 清燉牛肉麵 (qīngdùn niúròu miàn) Taiwanese rendering of a northern China staple.

Chinese Ants climbing tree recipe  

Ants Climbing a Tree Recipe 螞蟻上樹 (mǎyǐ shàng shù) A simple, spicy mung bean noodle dish originating in Sichuan.

Taiwanese Cold Noodle recipe  

Taiwan-style Cold Noodle Salad Recipe 台式涼麵 (táishì liàng miàn) Taiwan has many refreshing drinks, snacks and appetisers to keep you cool in summer, but cold meals are hard to find, so you can count this easy noodle salad with a tangy sesame dressing as a rarity.

Soup Recipes
Taiwan hot and sour soup recipe  

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe 酸辣湯 (suān làtāng) This is a hearty, chunky Taiwanese version of the soup that can be found in Chinese restaurants worldwide.

Chinese Bamboo and Pork Chop Soup recipe  

Bamboo and Pork Soup Recipe 筍子排骨湯 (sǔn zi páigǔ tāng) A simple, traditional Taiwanese soup.

Chinese medicinal ginseng chicken soup recipe  

Ginseng Chicken Soup Recipe 人參雞湯 (rénshēn jītāng) Ginseng has been treasured by Chinese as a tonic for thousands of years. This dish is a tasty example of Chinese medicinal cooking.

Chinese pineapple and bamboo soup recipe  

Pineapple and Bamboo Chicken Soup Recipe 鳳梨筍子湯 (fènglí sǔnzi tāng) Home-style Taiwan soup.

Meat and Seafood Recipes
Delicious Chinese pork belly recipe  

Roast Pork Belly Recipe 鹹豬肉 (xián zhūròu) Pork belly, a slab of it, seasoned and roasted in the oven or crisped on a barbecue is a great appetiser that will set your taste buds racing.

Taiwan three cup chicken (san bei ji) recipe  

Three Cup Chicken Recipe 三杯雞 (sān bēi jī) A classic Taiwanese dish that is simply pungent. The three cups refer to one each of sesame oil, rice wine, and soy sauce.

Claasic Chinese Dongpo Pork recipe  

Dongpo Pork Recipe 東坡肉 (dōng pō ròu) Hangzhou's trademark dish. To eat Dongpo pork is to begin to understand the role of fat in making meat taste good.

Classic Chinese steamed fish recipe  

Steamed Fish Recipe 清蒸魚 (qīngzhēng yú) A really simple dish that requires only the most basic arsenal of Chinese ingredients.

Vegetable Recipes
fried Chinese water spinach recipe  

Stir-fried Water Spinach Recipe 炒空心菜 (chǎo kōngxīncài) Water spinach is one of the great vegetable staples of Taiwan and southern China. This quick-growing leafy green when cooked right is a great combo of crunchy stems and tender leaves.

Chinese chafing dish recipe  

Fried Tofu with Pork Belly and Mushrooms Recipe 鐵板豆腐 (tiě bǎn dòufu) Bubbling away on your table, chafing dishes like this one from Taiwan, are always fun to eat.

Chinese Deep Fried Tofu recipe  

Deep Fried Tofu Recipe 炸豆腐 (zhà dòufu) Great as a snack or as part of a meal.

Sauces, Condiments Recipes
Taiwan dipping sauce recipe  

Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe 醬油沾醬 (jiàngyóu zhān jiàng) A sauce that can be served with dumplings or Chinese steamed or fried breads.

Chinese spicy sauce recipe  

Soy and Oil Hot Sauce Recipe 辣椒醬 (làjiāo jiàng) Soy sauce and oil with chillies.

Chinese dipping powder for poultry and deep fried food recipe  

Salt and Pepper Dipping Powder Recipe 胡椒鹽 (hújiāo yán) So simple it hardly warrants the term 'recipe.' Good for poultry, and deep fried food.

Sweets and Drinks Recipes
Sweet Chinese mung bean soup recipe  

Sweet Mung Bean Soup Recipe 綠豆湯 (lǜdòu tāng) A refreshing summer snack or dessert. It is very easy to make.

Chinese healing cumquat tea recipe  

Kumquat Tea Recipe 金桔茶 (jīn jú chá) Tasty, tangy drink that served hot may help in fighting cold or flu symptoms. Served cold it is the Chinese answer to American lemonade.



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