Taiwanese-style Şakşuka


Taiwanese-style Şakşuka

Taiwanese-inspired Vegetable Medley

In Taiwanese cuisine, bold flavors and fresh ingredients take center stage. This Taiwanese-style Şakşuka recipe combines the vibrant flavors of Turkish cuisine with the unique twists of Taiwanese cooking. Bursting with colorful vegetables and aromatic spices, this dish is a delightful fusion of two culinary worlds.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

20 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free


Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, High-protein, Low-fat


While the original Turkish Şakşuka typically includes eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, the Taiwanese adaptation incorporates local vegetables such as bok choy, baby corn, and snow peas. The spices are also adjusted to include Taiwanese favorites like star anise and five-spice powder, adding a distinct flavor profile to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Şakşuka, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 150 kcal / 628 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 6g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 20g, 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced onion and cook until translucent.
  3. 3.
    Stir in the minced garlic, grated ginger, star anise powder, and five-spice powder. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. 4.
    Add the bok choy, baby corn, and snow peas to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  5. 5.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 6.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the flavors meld together.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Bok choy — Make sure to thoroughly wash the bok choy leaves to remove any dirt or sand.
  • Baby corn — If fresh baby corn is not available, you can use canned baby corn as a substitute.
  • Snow peas — Trim the ends of the snow peas before cooking to remove any tough strings.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili flakes or a chopped red chili pepper.
  • Serve the Taiwanese-style Şakşuka with steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like mushrooms or bell peppers to customize the dish to your liking.
  • Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Taiwanese cuisine often balances sweet, sour, and savory flavors.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve the Taiwanese-style Şakşuka as a main dish accompanied by steamed rice or noodles. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish alongside other Taiwanese delicacies.

Presentation advice

Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro to add a pop of color. Serve it in a vibrant bowl or on a decorative plate to enhance the visual appeal.