Easy Recipes: Taiwanese and Chinese Inspired Cooking

This is a collection of easy recipes from my childhood, food from Taiwan, and dishes to make with kids. I mainly share simple recipes using basic ingredients and reduced sugar whenever possible. I never use artificial sweeteners.

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Mooncake cookies Mooncake Cookies - Not a fan of mooncakes but want to bake up some sweet festive treats using your mooncake molds? I tested a few batches of mooncake cookies to get the perfect recipe that works with standard mooncake molds. My tried and true recipe is easy and fun for kids too. Best of all—these cookies are not too sweet! Continue Reading
Taiwanese Mexican corn recipe Taiwanese Mexican Street Corn - A must-try corn recipe combining Taiwanese and Mexican flavors for a quick, easy, and delicious summer side dish Continue Reading
Taiwanese pickled radish omelet with rice porridge and preserved eggs Taiwanese Preserved Radish Omelet Recipe - Preserved radish omelet or 菜脯蛋 (pinyin: Cài pú dàn/Taiwanese Hokkien: chhài-pó͘-nn̄g) is a common breakfast dish and the perfect accompaniment to rice porridge. This is my mom's Taiwanese preserved radish omelet recipe. Every family has their own special way of making this dish and I'm sure you will too! Continue Reading
Rice Cooker Muah Chee Recipe Easy Muah Chee Recipe - This easy muah chee recipe requires only 4 ingredients and can be made in one bowl and cooked in a rice cooker or Instant Pot. My kids have been making this since age 4! Continue Reading
Chinese wintermelon and pork soup in a white bowl Instant Pot Winter Melon Soup Recipe - When it's cold outside, warm up with a bowl of winter melon soup. This might be the easiest soup recipe you'll ever make. Plus it's customizable to your personal taste. Continue Reading
Chinese peanut soup dessert in a heart shaped bowl Sweet Peanut Soup Recipe - With an Instant Pot you can make this dessert in no time! Peanut soup can be enjoyed alone or served with red beans or 湯圓 (tāngyuán). In the summer the cooked peanuts can be used as a topping for shaved ice or 豆花 (dòuhuā). Continue Reading
Taiwanese sticky rice 油饭 (Yóu fàn) Taiwanese Sticky Rice Recipe - Taiwanese sticky rice, or 油饭 (Yóu fàn), is one of my favorite dishes and the ultimate Taiwanese comfort food. Learn how to make 油饭 with this easy Instant Pot recipe. Continue Reading
Best pumpkin for pie Kabocha Pumpkin Pie Recipe - What's the best pumpkin for pie? I have 3 pumpkins from Halloween that I'm going to roast and bake into pies for a fun cooking experiment. Two varieties I selected are common during the fall season, a sugar pumpkin and a white lumina. The third variety,  kabocha squash, is frequently used in Taiwanese dishes. Can you guess which pumpkin wins? Continue Reading
plates of boiled dumplings and potstickers Dumpling and Potsticker and Recipe - Dumplings, or 水餃 (shuǐ jiǎo) in Mandarin, are meat and vegetables in a noodle wrapper. Potstickers, or 鍋貼 {guō tiē), are pan-fried dumplings. The perfect food! This recipe will make a big batch to store in the freezer. Frozen dumplings are fast and easy to cook, a last-minute meal the whole family will enjoy. Continue Reading
round and heart shaped tang yuan 愛心湯 圓 Tang Yuan Recipe - Looking for a warm dessert for these cold winter months? Try this simple tang yuan recipe to make Chinese glutenous rice balls. It's a fun activity for the kids too! Continue Reading

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