Category Archives: Taiwanese

三杯素雞 Taiwanese Three Cup Vegetarian Chicken

Taiwanese Three Cup Vegetarian Chicken

The “Three Cups” of Three Cup Chicken comes from sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce.  It’s a traditional and popular Taiwanese dish.  In this recipe, I replace chicken with vegetarian chicken.



  • 1 pack of gluten, sliced
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 7 cloves garlics
  • 7 slices of fresh ginger
  • A big bunch of Thai basil leaves
  • 8 tablespoon of rice wine
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced.
  • 1 dried whole red chili, optional


  1. Add sesame oil to pan, add garlics, ginger, chili and scallions.  Stir-fry until aromatic
  2. Add gluten, rice wine, soy sauce and sugar.
  3. Stir for couple minutes, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 5 min.
  4. Stir in red pepper.  Cover and simmer for 5 min.
  5. Add sesame oil and basil.  Cover for 10 seconds. Ready to serve.