Shrimp Wrapper (蝦捲)

Shrimp Wrapper

Shrimp Wrapper is a traditional Taiwanese dish that can be found all over Taiwan, but it's especially famous at old port cities and fishing villages in Taiwan, such as Tainan. It is believed that the dish was introduced to Taiwan when Koxinga took Taiwan from the Dutch colonists. The dish was originally served with meat; but over time, as a way for the fish merchants to deal with unsold fish and shrimps, the fish was made into fish paste and meat wrapper became shrimp wrapper. 

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Almond Cookie Recipe

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ACT hosted a Almond Cookie class taught by with Mr. Chiu and a great time was had by all attendees. Pictures from the event are interspersed between the usual recipe steps. If you're in the Seattle-area we hope to see you at our next class!

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Red Tortoise Cake (紅龜粿, Âng-ku-kóe)

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ACT hosted a Red Tortoise Cake class taught by with Mr. Chiu and a great time was had by all attendees. Pictures from the event are interspersed between the usual recipe steps. If you're in the Seattle-area we hope to see you at our next class!

All ages can work together to create something yummy!

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Glutinous Rice Balls/Tangyuan (湯圓)

Who doesn't like balls? Especially when their filled with meat or something sweet? Nobody I say! Nobody! Learn how to create your own sphere of happiness in our first recipe with videos!

This recipe is focused on a meat filling, the sesame filling will be covered in a future post.

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Oyster Pancake (蚵仔煎 / ô-á-chiān)

A pancake, but not one you'll find at IHOP. This savory delight is sure to perk up the taste buds.

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Cherry Tomatoes with Prunes

 

This is one of the most popular snacks in Taiwan. In the olden days we would buy a package of this before heading to the theater.  You can still buy this from street vendors.

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Oven-Fried Pork Chop

 

Pork Chop Bento (排骨飯 Pái-Gǔ Fàn)

Taiwanese Deep-Fried Pork Chop is adapted from Japanese Tonkatsu. Pork Chop Bento (排骨飯 Pái-Gǔ Fàn) is one of the popular street foods in Taiwan. You also can find Pork Chop Bento (排骨飯 Pái-Gǔ Fàn) in many people's bento box during the lunch or dinner hours.

I used to deep fry my pork chops, but I felt so guilty throwing away the used oil (we recycle EVERYTHING in Taipei City since 2000). I have used the oven-fried method to make this dish for the last 5 years. Of course, the texture will be different from the deep fried method, but it is good enough for me. 

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Taiwanese Omelette (chhai-po nng, 菜脯蛋)

A classic Taiwanese egg side dish suitable as a standalone item or mixed in with congee.

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Three Cup Chicken (三杯雞, sānbēijī)

Most modern Three Cup Chicken recipes don't contain the namesake quantity of soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil as the result would be too oily and heavy. Even so remember to fire up the rice cooker as this is not a dainty dish.

Thanks to Amanda Lao for the original recipe!

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Oyster Noodles

Oyster Noodles are a great dish for anyone seeking something hot and gooey.

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Poached Pork (Taiwanese Style)

Poached pork is a great method of preventing a debilitating bout of PDS (pork deficiency syndrome). No need to consult a doctor for this recipe, diagnosis: delicious.

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Shredded Taro Cake

A specialty hailing from Tainan, this dish is best served hot.

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