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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Black Fungus Vegetable Salad

Has been eating too much of red meat recently and wondering whether it has affected my cholesterol level - 'a little kiasee'.  Must do something to 'neutralise' it a little.  I remembered Cheah's black fungus salad [No Frills Recipes] and thought it would be good to make this to serve with the meat dish.
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As I was lazy to fry another vegetable, I added some zuchini, big onions and carrots to it.  The salad ingredients are very crunchy and the dressing goes well with it.  Moreover, it is also easy to prepare.
Ingredients
30 gm wood ear fungus - soaked, stemmed and cut into strips [I used mok yee]
1 small carrot - peeled and shredded
1 small zuchini - seeds removed and shredded
1 small red chilli
some chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp  toasted white sesame seeds
Seasoning - Mix together in a bowl
2-3 tbsp sweet black vinegar or Balsamic vinegar
3 tsp each of oyster sauce and sesame oil
2 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
  1. Bring some water to boil in a pot.  Cook black fungus for about 5 minutes.  Drain in a colander.
  2. Mix all the sauce ingredients together [test to adjust taste] in a mixing bowl.
  3. Combine black fungus, zuchini, carrot and chillies in a big bowl.
  4. Pour the sauce over and toss well to mix.  Throw in coriander leaves and toasted sesame seeds.
  5. Chill for an hour before serving.

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