RECIPE: TAIWANESE THREE CUP CHICKEN 三杯雞

Living in Taiwan has one major perk: FOOD. The abundance of tasty and affordable food is crazy. As a foodie, I would say I am in heaven. Wherever you go, there is something new to try. At almost every street corner there is a tiny stand selling filled pancakes, dumplings or other Taiwanese snacks. Let’s just say, you will definitely not starve in Taiwan. Also, if you consider going on a diet while making a trip to Taiwan: Just don’t.  Even with all the temptation of all the ready-made meals surrounding me, I still enjoy strolling through the supermarket and buying some […]

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RECIPE: PINEAPPLE GUMMY CANDY

Pineapple gummy candy

It almost seems surreal to me that the last time I published a post on my blog has been more than a year ago. Wow, time really does fly. So what has happened in the meantime…  to make a long story short – I moved from Berlin to Taipei and here I am, eating my way through night market food and experimenting with local ingredients in the kitchen. The other day when I was rummaging through my fridge, I found a bottle of SunnyHills pineapple juice that my sister left, when she and her husband last came to visit me. SunnyHills […]

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RECIPE: SUGAR COOKIES AND POOPY ASTRONAUTS*

I am really sorry about not posting for quite some time. Unfortunately, baking and cooking had to take a backseat during the last few weeks (or should I rather say months *cough*) and I have to admit that I missed it quite a lot. Ever since my childhood I loved to bake and always considered it to be a fun activity – and even more so, when you have company.  Therefore, to make these lovely sugar cookies I got myself some support by two baking experts (my sister and my nephew Riley). This recipe is very easy to make. You […]

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REVIEW: CARROT PATCH CAKE

This year started off kind of turbulent therefore it was difficult for me to make time to bake and take some pictures. However, preparing a sweet treat for the holidays reminded me of the relaxing and rewarding side of baking …I could do without having to deal with the mess afterwards though. ^^ While browsing the internet I stumbled across this amazing idea of a carrot patch cake by The Partiologist. Therefore I decided to adapt the idea of carrots hidden in a bed of chocolate cake-soil. As I think that chocolate harmonizes perfectly with the taste of oranges I […]

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RECIPE: TAIWANESE SCALLION PANCAKE 蔥油餅

©nowaddsugar When I was an exchange student at National Taiwan University me and my friends would frequently take the bike to Shi-Da Night Market 師大夜市 and eat our way through the street vendor stands. One of our favorite snacks were the flaky Taiwanese scallion pancakes 蔥油餅 (cong you bing = onion oil pancake) that are also known as 葱抓饼 (cong zhua bing = onion pinched pancake). You just have to love their texture. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Another plus is that they are pretty cheap. Each one costs 20 NT$ (about 66 cents), 25 NT$ […]

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