Grandmother Hsu Chen Xiu’s Taiwanese Stir-Fry Vermicelli

Chao Mi Fen

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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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My grandmother’s name is Hsu Chen Xiu, which translates to ‘Beauty of the Chen family’. She is the kindest, toughest lady I know. She became a mother figure at the age of six, raising her younger brother. She grew up in Taipei, but after marrying my grandfather she moved to the south of Taiwan. There she had seven beautiful children of her own and has always been a helping hand to so many.

Growing up, my most vivid memory is her cycling on her red bike, the front ba