Taiwanese fast food: Lu rou fan

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When we were little, my mom was sometimes too busy to prepare our lunch. She would give us some money and tell us to eat at the Luroufan stand near our home.

We would be so glad to have the chance to eat out, especially Luroufan, because it was our favorite. My sisters and I would run to the Luroufan stand.

At lunch time, the shop were always busy, but the luroufan was usually served very quickly. Everything was prepared, so the waitress simply needed to spoon the sauce on top of the rice in the bowl, and bring it to us right away. We never needed to wait for long.

Sticky Rice (You Fan)


2 cups sticky rice, cleaned
1.4 cups water

4 tablespoons cooking oil or black sesame oil
3 tablespoons of chopped ginger
12 small shiitake mushroom, cubed
1 cup brown tofu, cubed
1 cup peanut, cooked

5 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon white pepper
salt to taste


1. Cook the rice with the water in a rice cooker.

2. Flavor the oil with ginger, shiitake mushroom for about 10 minutes, at a medium heat.

3. Add the brown tofu and peanuts, cook for 5 minutes.

4. Pour in the rest of the seasonings.

5. Blend in the cooked sticky rice, and mix all well.

Peanut rice milk (Huasheng Mijiang)


2 tablespoons short grain rice, cleaned
1 cup roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons roasted white sesame seeds
6 cups hot water
6 tablespoons black sugar


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