Three cup chicken (San Bei Ji)
chicken gluten free quick meal Taiwanese cuisine

Three cup chicken (San Bei Ji)

Although San Bei Ji originated in China, this dish is very popular in Taiwan. What I like the most about it is the simplicity. You need just basic ingredients and all the flavors come together just perfectly. This time I made three cup chicken with Japanese rice wine, but next time I will definitely try to make it with Shaoxing wine.

Bao with chicken and asian coleslaw
chicken Taiwanese cuisine

Bao with chicken and asian coleslaw

When I first tried bao (bao translates to bun), I felt like discovering a new world :). The bun is insanely soft and just melts into your mouth.
I love how versatile bao buns can be. However, I am not a huge fan of pork belly, that’s why my version is with chicken. If you want bao to be vegan, replace chicken with jackfruit or tofu!

Sesame noodles
gluten free quick meal Taiwanese cuisine vegan vegetarian

Sesame noodles

Sesame noodles are a super fast dish, perfect for busy days. These noodles are very popular in Taiwan, you can find them in many cold noodle stalls.
Vegan, dairy free and gluten free. In my version noodles are served warm, because it’s winter 🙂

Sesame noodles
beef gluten free

Taiwanese beef noodle soup (Niu Rou Mian)

I am pretty sure that today’s soup I could eat once a week without getting sick of it. Mild hotness, rich taste and after eating a bowl of this soup you’re feeling full for hours. Not to forget the smell!!!
My version is slightly different, because some ingredients are way too hard to find in my country. Also, don’t be afraid of cooking time, the longest period is simmering. You have to be patient, but the taste is definitely worth it.