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Golden Sesame Red Bean Puffs

Many traditional and old-fashioned Taiwanese desserts feature sweet potatoes or yams as a main ingredient. In this recipe, we use yam to make the puffs. Deep-frying is a way of drawing out the fragrance of the sesame seeds as well …

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Seasoned Pumpkin

Halloween is not celebrated in Taiwan, but the pumpkin is nevertheless a popular seasonal ingredient. In this recipe, pumpkin is steamed and then seasoned with plum powder. [View


Seaweed Shrimp Rolls

This dish introduces cooked seafood, a staple of Taiwanese dishes, to the sushi roll.

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  • 1 lb ground pork or chicken
  • 15 pieces shrimp, chopped


Spiced Bean Curd

Vegetarians and meat-lovers alike may be surprised by this bean curd dish, which infuses plain baked tofu with barbecue flavor and Taiwanese spices. Bean curd is another name for tofu,

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Stuffed Cucumbers

This dish brings together fresh cucumber slices and savory meat stuffing, a combination that will be familiar to fans of Chinese and Thai food who have also encountered the


Salted Duck

Salted duck differs from roasted duck; it has a lighter taste and is less greasy. The slight flavor of salt brings out the flavor of the duck in

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Breakfast Rice Rolls

The Taiwanese breakfast rice-roll is part-tamale and part-sushi roll. It is both practical and delicious: a combination of radish, fried egg, pork sung (dried shredded pork), and


Hot Pot Chicken

The dish is made by simmering chunks of chicken in wine, soy sauce and herbs until the meat is flavorful and tender. Of the ingredients in this


Taiwanese-Style Siu Mai

If you have ever enjoyed a traditional Chinese dim sum meal, you probably had an opportunity to try Siu Mai, the hearty, open-faced pork dumplings that come in


Bean in the Green

[gallery]This dish is a contrast in textures: it pairs crisp daikon leaf with soft cooked broad bean. I have memories of eating this appetizer at restaurants in Taiwan

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