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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vegetarian Braised Mui Choy

Mui Choy [sweet and salty types] are usually cooked with fatty meat and braised till soft.  This vegetarian mui choy of course have no meat added but peanuts.   It tastes good too for a vegan.  The photo doesn't look good [cos' I didn't intend to post this recipe] but the dish tasted good especially when reheated.

300 gm sweet mui choy - wash, soak and drain
300 gm salty mui choy - wash, soak and drain
4 dried mushrooms - soak and drain - cut strips
100 gm peanuts - wash and boil till almost soft
a few slices ginger
2 tbsp each of oyster sauce and sugar to taste
2 tbsp each of  sesame oil and oil
1 litre water
  1. Prepare both types mui choy as above and cut into shreds.
  2. Heat wok without oil to fry mui choy until soft and dry.  Dish out.
  3. Heat oil in wok and fry ginger till fragrant.  Add in mushrooms.   Fry for a second then add in vegetables  and peanuts.
  4. Stir fry until well combined.  Add in seasoning.  Fry for a few minutes then pour in water.
  5. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer until vegetables are soft and gravy reduced.
  6. Dish  out to serve with porridge.

Note: There are 2 types of mui choy. The dish taste better with both types. Add more water if it is too dry.


Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Kimmy, this is a good idea to use peanuts instead of meat, not so heavy, i love this, will definitely try to make it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Kimmy said...

Hi Esther, I prefer peanuts to meat too but many people can't accept this dish without meat.

Fungjj92 said...

I just made this! Grew up with pork. I think I prefer pork -- the umami savory of meat cannot be reproduced -- but this is still VERY good and I will make it again!!

Kimmy said...

Hi Fungjj92, Thanks for trying this dish. Honestly, I prepare this only when I'm on strict vegetarian diet otherwise it is usually with meat. Recently, I tried a recipe with meat, sweet mui choy and some chillies. It was good to eat on it's own, to steam fish and even to serve as a topping for stir fry kai lan vegetable.

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