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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NYONYA MIXED VEGETABLES [CHAR CHAP CHYE]

This is a dish with many ingredients but it is not difficult to prepare. You can simply mix and match the ingredients according to own preference, that is a little of this or more of the other ingredients. It is still okay and tastes good.
In some families, this is a must have dish during Chinese New Year when they observe vegetarian diet on the first day of the lunar year.
Ingredients
[serves 3-4]
3 dried mushrooms – soaked and cut thick strips
30 dried lilybuds [kim chiam] – soaked, knotted and hard tip trimmed 
10 gm cloud ear fungus [bok nee]– soaked
3 strips fu chook [dried beancurd stick] – soaked and cut ½ inch lengths
Some glass noodles – soaked
2 leaves cabbage leaves – cut ½ inch thick strips
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 – 1 ½ tbsp taucheong [mashed preserved soy bean paste]
3 tbsp oil and ½ tsp sesame seed oil
Seasoning [combined]
Dash of msg, pepper and salt
1 tbsp light soy sauce
180 ml water
  1. Prepare ingredients as stated above.
  2. Heat oil in wok and sauté garlic and taucheong until fragrant.
  3. Add in mushrooms, lilybuds, bok nee and fu chook. Fry well to combine.
  4. Add in cabbage and seasoning. Stir to mix and add in water.
  5. Bring to boil and simmer until cabbage is tender. Add in glass noodles and cooked until gravy is reduced.
  6. Dish up to serve.
This post is linked to Cook and Celebrate: Chinese New Year 2016 hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe
and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids

 

4 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Oh yes, Kimmy! My late grandma used to cook this for CNY too. But we also have it during other times and I like it very much.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I used to prepare this kind of dish with red fermented beancurd [nam yue] but this one with taucheong is tasty and delicious, too. This is a healthy dish to prepare often [high in fibre and vegetable protein].

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Kimmy,
We usually cook a big pot on 1st day of CNY though it's a dish we could have any time. Sometimes add nam yue, sometimes add vegetarian oyster sauce. A very versatile vegetarian dish to cook/enjoy.

Holy Food said...

Another amazing day of meals!
These flavors look amazing together! Cannot wait to try this!

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