Hi, I'm Edwina, welcome to Cooking in Chinglish!
I started Cooking in Chinglish in late 2018, with the goal of introducing authentic Taiwanese home cooking with easy to follow instructions, hoping that whoever misses eating Taiwanese food or wants to learn how to cook Taiwanese food can have a place to go.
The recipes in this blog are all the dishes I like that are time-tested.
Whenever I cook something, I like to explore ways to improve the recipe to make it better tasting and/or simpler, experimenting with different adjustments until I'm fully satisfied.
Here are some of my favorite Taiwanese recipes:
- Gua Bao (Pork Belly Bao with Pickled Carrots and Daikon)
- Mom's Famous Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup
- Best Taiwanese Minced Pork (rou zhao fan)
- Taiwanese Sticky Rice (You Fan 油飯)
- Taiwanese Pork Chops - Pan-Fried
- Taiwanese Chicken Rice (雞肉飯)
- Butternut Squash Mei Fun (Taiwanese Style Chow Mei Fun)
- Crispy and Flaky Chinese Scallion Pancake (蔥油餅)
You will also learn how to make amazing Asian style buns, breads and pastries that taste better than store bought!
In my 8 years of Asian style bread making journey, I've picked up lots of tips from both my research and taking classes from expert bakers in Taiwan. If you want to learn how to make delicious Asian style baked goods, especially breads, you've really come to the right place! You will find the best tasting recipes with most helpful instructions and tips.
Here are some of my favorite Asian bakeries recipes:
If you have any questions or suggestions as you go through some of these recipes, please feel free to leave me a message or send it through my Instagram, I’d love to hear from you! Hope you can find some inspiration here and enjoy trying out these dishes!
If you want to know more about me, here's my story.
I was born and raised in Taiwan before coming to the US in 2012 to pursue my master’s degree in Environmental Policy in Michigan. As someone who has lived in Taiwan where I was surrounded by all kinds of delicious and affordable food, I had never felt the need of learning how to cook well.
Everything changed, though, after I moved to the US, because I didn't know how to cook food that's up to my standard, and I couldn't afford eating out all the time. This made adjusting to a difficult life studying abroad even more challenging. This was the setting of a turning point in my culinary journey.
On one cold winter night, I was craving for a bowl of hot soupy noodles, but since all the restaurants around were already closed, I had no choice but to make myself one. That bowl of noodle soup was so tasteless it made me want to cry. Since that time, I determined to start learning how to cook. I wasn’t going to just learn how to make food that’s edible, I wanted to be able to prepare things that could satisfy my foodie taste buds.
After I started practicing cooking, I immediately fell in love with it. Whenever I wasn't studying, I was probably in the kitchen again making something or shopping for ingredients in the grocery store. I love how I can make delicious Taiwanese food at home, and this really helped with my homesickness. I still remember the first time I made myself some Taiwanese street style pan fried buns -- the sense of accomplishment and satisfaction was just indescribable!
Now many of my friends will come to me for cooking tips and advice, I also find myself enjoying teaching people how to cook, and that's the main reason of why I started this blog. I hope I can share my experience and knowledge of Taiwanese/Asian cooking and inspire more people!