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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mock Char Siu

Made some mock char siu for vegetarian diet.  This char siu can be eaten as it is or use as a condiment for stir fry vegetables, noodle and fried rice.
This is made from ready-made gluten which are available at the stores selling vegetarian food ingredients.  They are available fresh or frozen.  I have modified this recipe for convenience and the mock char siu nevertheless tasted good but it is soft and not like char siu which sometimes are tough.
Recipe Source - Amy Beh Book  with modifications to ingredients and method
500 gm raw meen kan or gluten
1 piece palm sugar [40 gm]
2 star anise
3 cloves
1/2 piece of red fermented bean curd [nam yee]
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp msg [vegetarian]
1/2 tsp 5 spice powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
350 ml water or enough to cover gluten
a pinch of red colouring [I used orange AKK colouring]
  1. Pull the raw meen kan/gluten into a cylindrical shape or into strips to resemble pork fillet.
  2. Marinate the gluten with marinade for several hours.
  3. Place marinated gluten with marinate into a wok, bring to boil and simmer until gravy is reduce.
  4. Add in palm sugar and simmer until gravy is thick.
  5. Dish up, slice to serve and garnish with some toasted white sesame seeds if preferred.


Fion@轩宏妈 said...

This char shao looks so delicious..drooling liao...hahaha

~董夫人~ said...

I bought this kocek Char siew yesterday yo... iso expensive lo! Makan sampai gigi sakit...hahaha ...

Veronica Ng said...

Wow I love your mock char siu. Thanks for sharing. I must try to make this one day.

Cheryl - Bakingtaitai said...

This mock char siew is a definite must have when I buy vegetarian food. Wow, you even made it yourself, looks so good!

Kimmy said...

Hi Fion, there are many who won't try this mock char siew, they prefer the real stuff.

Kimmy said...

Hi Lay Pheng, I paid about a few Ringgit for this. Makes quite a lot for me to cook some other dishes. I daren't buy from the stalls, they charged quite high like for real char siew.

Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, you can pan fry the meen kan until golden brown before marinating. It's good too. I did the quick way.

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheryl, you can adjust the sweetness to our liking for home-made. Some store bought ones are quite sweet.

Sokehah Cheah said...

Haven't tried making mock char siew. I normally get it from the vegetarian shop. Thumps up, Kimmy!

kitchen flavours said...

Delicious looking mock char siu!

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy,I always find it amazing that the vegetarian mock meats come quite close in texture to the real thing. I enjoy vegetarian food from time to time.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, most of them are made of raw meen kan [gluten] but I never buy the processed items like mock prawns, sea cucumber, squids, chicken and mutton. These are categorised as 'poison' vegetarian food cos' we don't know what are in it that give the flavors of the real stuff.

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