Taiwanese Recipes

Recipes of Taiwan

Some of the most famous and popular dishes you find in Taiwanese Recipes are the delicious Three Cups Chicken, Red-Cooked Pork Trotter, Taiwanese Beef Noodles and Tea Eggs.  Most people associate all Taiwanese food with beef noodles, but there is more to it.  Taiwanese cuisine is actually a blend of many different regional cooking styles from mainland China.  In the 40s, the Nationalists fled to Taiwan from mainland China after a bloody struggle with the communists.  These Nationalists, from all over China, brought with them their regional tastes.  Taiwanese cuisine is a rich blend of Shanghainese, Beijing, Hunanese, Szechuanese, Cantonese, Teochew and Hokkien styles.  There is also a strong Japanese influence in Taiwanese cooking, such as a fondness for seaweed.  Seafood is also popular as Taiwan is an island.  Taiwanese food, like Chinese cuisine generally, is characterized by its emphasis on the freshness of the ingredients and simple cooking styles.  Ginger, garlic, soy sauce, scallions and Chinese wine are essential.  A distinguishing factor in Taiwanese cooking is its wide use of fermented bean paste.  Black bean sauce, fermented and then dried, is coupled with fish and shellfish.  Fermented yellow bean paste is also popular.  Sold in jars, and sometimes added with chilies, they last for a long time.  Some of the most popular dishes are the simple, everyday fare enjoyed in common Taiwanese homes.  Typical of Taiwanese cuisine is the great number of soup stocks, resulting in it being referred to as a "soupy" cuisine.  Taiwanese food recipes also places emphasis on lighter flavors and natural sweetness of foods.


  1. Ants Climbing Tree

  2. Asparagus Salad

  3. Bamboo Section Glutinous Rice

  4. Basic Stewing Broth

  5. Basil Clams

  6. Bean Paste Beef Noodles

  7. Beef Rib Finger with Garlic Sauce

  8. Beef Rolls

  9. Beef Shank Fried Capsicum

  10. Beef Shank Garlic Sprouts

  11. Beef Shank Sweet Bean Sauce

  12. Beef Stomach with Barbecue Sauce

  13. Beef Stomach with Red Chili Oil

  14. Beef Tendon Daikon

  15. Bitter Gourd with Beef

  16. Bitter Gourd with Fermented Beans

  17. Bitter Gourd with Salted Egg

  18. Bitter Melon with Salted Egg

  19. Black Pepper Beef Noodle

  20. Black-Shelled Bamboo Shoot Soup

  21. Cabbage Popiah (Spring Roll)

  22. Carp in Chili Bean Sauce

  23. Cereal Crusted Abalone Mushrooms

  24. Chayote Leaves with Garlic

  25. Chicken Pineapple and Bitter Melon

  26. Chicken Rolls with Egg Yolk

  27. Chicken Soup with Bamboo Shoot

  28. Chicken Testicles in Sesame Oil

  29. Chicken with Mustard Leaves

  30. Chinese Cabbages with Fish Meat

  31. Chive Flowers with Fish Cake Paste

  32. Chives Goose Intestines with Ginger

  33. Chives with Ham

  34. Clam Chicken Soup

  35. Clay Pot Cuttlefish

  36. Cold Beef Noodles in Sesame Sauce

  37. Cold Octopus

  38. Cold Pickled Mustard

  39. Crispy Beef Noodle

  40. Crispy Lotus Root Slices

  41. Crispy Rib Soup

  42. Crispy Salt Ribs

  43. Crispy Shrimp

  44. Crispy Tofu with Five-Flavor Sauce

  45. Curry Beef Noodle Soup

  46. Cuttlefish with Shredded Ginger

  47. Deep Fried Savory Beancurd

  48. Deep-Fried Crispy Chicken Leg

  49. Deepfried Oysters

  50. Deepfried Pork Ribs Soup

  51. Diced Pork Mushroom with Shallots

  52. Drunken Chicken

  53. Eel Noodle

  54. Fermented Beans Oyster

  55. Five-Flavored Bitter Melon

  56. Five Spice Deep-Fried Pork Chops

  57. Five-Spiced Beef Noodle Soup

  58. Five-Spiced Stewed Pork

  59. Fragrant Oriental Rice

  60. Fried Field Snails with Oyster Sauce

  61. Fried Milk Fish

  62. Fried Mustard Chicken

  63. Fried Vermicelli

  64. Garlic Chicken

  65. Glutinous Rice in Bamboo Leaves

  66. Green Bamboo Shoots with Mayonnaise

  67. Hot Chili Radish Pickle

  68. Hsien-Tsao Chicken with Ginseng

  69. Imperial Fish

  70. Italian-Style Beef Noodle Soup

  71. Japanese Abalone in Five-Flavor Sauce

  72. Kimchi Beef Noodle Soup

  73. Kung-Pao Cabbage

  74. Lobster Rice

  75. Meat Balls Soup

  76. Napa Cabbage with Flat Fish

  77. Oil-Simmered Bamboo Shoots

  78. Oyster Sauce Beef Noodle Soup

  79. Oysters with Black Bean Sauce

  80. Pepper Shrimp

  81. Pickled Cucumbers

  82. Pickled Long Beans with Ground Beef

  83. Pickled Mustard Beef Noodle Soup

  84. Pig's Intestines with Black Fungi

  85. Pig's Mesentery with Pepper Mint Leaves

  86. Pig's Tongue with Scallions

  87. Pork Floss with Grilled Pork Slices

  88. Pork Shank (Hocks) with Bamboo Shoot

  89. Pork with Sweet Bean Sauce

  90. Preserved Mustard with Pork Shreds

  91. Pumpkin Beancurd Sheet Rolls

  92. Red Cooked Pork

  93. Red-Cooked Beef Bone Soup Broth

  94. Red-Cooked Beef Noodle Soup

  95. Red Cooked Beef Tendon

  96. Red-Cooked Beef Tendon Noodle Soup

  97. Red-Cooked Pork Trotter

  98. Ribs Red Wine Lees Sauce

  99. Rice Noodle and Pork Congee

  100. Rice Noodle and Taro Soup

  1. Roast Mullet Roe

  2. Roast Ribs with Barbecue Sauce

  3. Roasted Cardoncello Mushrooms

  4. Roasted Miso Fish

  5. Roasted Salmon Head

  6. Roasted Water Bamboo Shoot

  7. Salted Clams

  8. Salted Crispy Chicken

  9. Salted Mustard Greens Beef Noodle

  10. Sautéed Cuttlefish Balls Brochette

  11. Seafood Pancake

  12. Sesame Oil Chicken

  13. Sesame Prawns

  14. Sharks Fin with Red Vinegar

  15. Simmered Belly Pork

  16. Simmered Bitter Melon

  17. Simmered Dried Bamboo Shoots

  18. Simmered Mustard Green

  19. Simmered Tomato Beef Shank

  20. Sliced Octopus

  21. Smoked Cuttlefish

  22. Sour Cabbage Salad

  23. Sour Hot Beef Cold Noodles

  24. Sour and Hot Cabbage

  25. Soy Sauce Fish Fillet

  26. Spicy Beef Tendon

  27. Spicy Beef with Dried Tangerine Peel

  28. Spicy Chicken with Red Chili Pepper

  29. Spicy Glutinous Rice Cake

  30. Spicy Hot Crab

  31. Spicy Minced Mushroom Beef Noodles

  32. Spicy Sour Beef Stomach

  33. Spicy Stewed Beef Noodle

  34. Squid Congee

  35. Steamed Cabbage Rolls with Scallops

  36. Steamed Chicken with Ginger

  37. Steamed Chicken with Scallions

  38. Steamed Eggs with Ground Beef

  39. Stew Meat Sauce

  40. Stew Meat Sauce Rice

  41. Stewed Beancurd

  42. Stewed Beef Shank

  43. Stewed Beef Stomach

  44. Stewed Beef Tendon

  45. Stewed Chicken Leg

  46. Stewed Duck Tongue

  47. Stewed Egg

  48. Stewed Egg Salad

  49. Stewed Pig Tongue

  50. Stewed Pig Trotter with Peanuts

  51. Stewed Pork

  52. Stewed Salmon

  53. Stir-Fried Beef Noodle

  54. Stir-Fried Bird Nest Fern

  55. Stir-Fried Crab Legs

  56. Stir-Fried Cuttlefish

  57. Stir-Fried Gizzards

  58. Stir-Fried Manila Clams

  59. Stir-Fried Pork Belly with Garlic

  60. Stir-Fried Pork Liver

  61. Stir-Fried Pork with Pickled Beans

  62. Stuffed Bean Curds with Sauce

  63. Stuffed Squid with Yolk

  64. Sweet Sour Buttered Fish Fillet

  65. Sweet Sour Pork Ribs

  66. Szechwan Beef Bone Soup Broth

  67. Szechwan Beef Noodle Soup

  68. Taiwanese Glutinous Rice

  69. Taiwanese Hot and Sour Beef Tripe

  70. Taiwanese Kung-Pao Chicken

  71. Taiwanese Kung-Pao Squids

  72. Taiwanese Oily Noodles

  73. Taiwanese Spicy Beef Noodles

  74. Taiwanese Tea Eggs

  75. Taiwanese Tung-An Chicken

  76. Taiwanese Wine-Cooked Shrimps

  77. Three Cups Chicken

  78. Three Cups Beef Noodle

  79. Tomato Beef Noodle Soup

  80. Twice-Cooked Pork

  81. Vegetables with Minced Pork Sauce

  82. Vinegared Peanuts

  83. Wine-Cooked Chicken

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