Category: Taiwanese

Oyster Omelette 1

Oyster Omelette

Oyster omelette is a type of Chinese dish made out of eggs and oysters but unlike other omelettes this one has bits of crunchy texture due to the diluted starch added to its ingredients. It very popular in hawker stalls in South East Asian countries like Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong...

Tutuoyu Geng (Spanish Mackerel Soup) 1

Tutuoyu Geng (Spanish Mackerel Soup)

The first time I saw this was in a travel show where they featured Taiwanese street food, I only had a glimpse of how it looks so I googled it and see was its made. After an exhaustive search I only got two reliable leads, one was from the Taiwan...

Glenfield Night Market – A Visual Essay

When I first came here in New Zealand one of the things I missed were the street food scene popular in Asian Countries, the only next best thing during those times were the Mall Food Courts, Queen Street and Sunday Markets but it’s not run at night and don’t have that Asian...

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup 2

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Beef noodle soup have a lot of variations from the Chinese Braised Beef , Vietnamese Pho, Thai Kuaitiao Nuea Pueay and Dry Beef Noodle Soup to name some. They might all look alike but there are subtle differences between each other and this is because of the availability of ingredients where...

Momo Tea (North Shore, New Zealand) 1

Momo Tea (North Shore, New Zealand)

I am not sure if there are other Bubble Milk Tea Restaurants in Auckland but if you are looking for one the only place that I can suggest is Momo Tea, so far the only place I know here in New Zealand. They are located in at least 4 locations...

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Niu Rou Mien (Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup)

One of the cuisines that I am currently obsessed with is the Taiwanese cuisine, they have endless choices of really delicious and simple dishes, this one is a good example. A really hearty noodle dish and a really good dish to have on a really hungry tummy, it combines all...

Lo Ba Bung 1

Lo Ba Bung

Lo Ba Bung, Lurou Fan or Rouzao Fan is a very popular Taiwanese street food made out of braised minced pork topped over a freshly cooked rice. The taste is so addictive hence its popularity over the region, it is fragrant, oily, salty, sweet and sticky accentuated with a side...

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)

I first tried this dish not in Taiwan but in Malaysia, in one of their night markets in SS2 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Night Markets or Pasar Malam happens only once a week it’s a place where hawkers sell different things from fresh veggies, fake watches to household items. It is...

Mongolian Barbecue 1

Mongolian Barbecue

Most of us knew that Mongolian barbecue was of Mongolian origin but in fact it was a Taiwanese invention during the 1970’s when Japanese food was a big hit in that region specially teppanyaki where they initially got the idea for this dish.  American marketing was really effective to make...