Photo of the Week: Chinese Drunken Chicken from Din Tai Fung in Taipei, Taiwan

Drunken Chicken from Din Tai Fung

Drunken chicken is a common item in Chinese cuisine.  It originated in the Zhejiang province of eastern China.  The chicken is marinated in and then cooked in Shaoxing wine.  Another version involves steaming the meat and then marinating overnight in the refrigerator.  The chicken is served cold as an appetizer and has a liquor flavored [...]

Taipei Dim Sum: Shang Palace at the Shangri-La in the Far Eastern Plaza

Braised Bird's Nest Soup with Winter Squash

Surprisingly, quality Cantonese dim sum is quite a hit or miss in Taipei.  With its proximity to Hong Kong and the variety of other mainland China culinary influences, I would have expected Taipei to be filled with excellent dim sum options.  A year of exploring has led us to several decent options, which do not [...]

Photo of the Week: Jongzi – Dragon Boat Festival Dumplings Served in Taiwan

Jongzi dumpling

In honor of the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday we just celebrated, this is a delicious jongzi dumpling that is traditionally served during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday but can be found throughout Taiwan the rest of the year.  For more information on the Dragon Boat Festival holiday, read these two articles: Dragon Boat Festival: [...]

Photo of the Week: Shanghai Fried Pork Buns

Shanghai Fried Pork Buns

Delicious Shanghai fried pork buns for Kao-chi restaurant here in Taipei.  This Shanghai specialty is a pork stuffed bun that is crispy on the bottom and topped with sesame seeds.  One order includes 10 buns and when served, they are still sizzling in the dish.  Definitely a must try when visiting Taiwan!

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