Taiwan Family Recipes Posts

Hong Shao Niu Rou (Chinese Braised Beef)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Hong Shao Niu Rou (Chinese Braised Beef)

I love cooking like this—simple, feel-good meals. Take a basic protein, some water, a few key seasonings and make something (great) out of almost nothing.  Here is a Taiwanese favorite from my wife’s family.

Hong Shao Niu Rou (Chinese Braised Beef)


Tomato & Egg Stir Fry (Fan Qie Chao Dan)

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Tomato & Egg Stir Fry (Fan Qie Chao Dan)

“Real” Chinese food, more often than not, is a far cry from the sugary, glazed, and fried take-out stuff that many westerners envision. Authentic Chinese cuisine tends toward simple and good nourishing recipes designed to feed a family, like this healthy stir fry made with nothing but fresh tomatoes, eggs and scallions.

Tomato & Egg Stir Fry (Fan Qie Chao Dan)


Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

This isn’t a take-out style recipe, loaded with sweet sauce…. it’s simple, nourishing… meant to feed a family on a regular basis, as it has been doing for my wife’s family as long as she can remember. Handed down from my mother-in-law, this is basic Chinese cooking at its best: protein, vegetables, and rice. Simple and good food.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry



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