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Monday, October 30, 2017

EIGHT JEWELLED VEGETABLES

The Chef of this dish advised that this is a vegetarian dish high in protein and hearty in taste that nobody would even miss the meat.  The dish looks and tastes so meaty and could be mistaken for a meat dish.
As the name implies, there are at least 8 main ingredients in this dish that can be served with rice or porridge or even eaten as a noodle dish.
You can try different combination of ingredients according to your preference but always cook the vegetables that the longest first before adding other vegetables like snow peas, dried glutton, Enoki mushrooms etc. and stirring after each addition.
This dish is very tasty with the some sugar add that brings out the overall flavour of the other ingredients.  Lovely dish.
Recipe adapted from ‘You Can Cook Anything Chinese’ by Madame Yee Yo with modifications

Ingredients
3 dried mushrooms – soaked, discard the stems and cut strips
¼ cup black fungus - break into small pieces
¼ cup dried lily buds – soaked, knotted and snip off the hard ends
50 gm red carrots – sliced
4 baby corns – cut 1 inch lengths
1/2 broccoli - cut small florets
1 piece sweet beancurd stick - cut 1 cm width pieces
2 tbsp oil
Seasoning
1 tbsp each of light soy sauce and mushroom flavor sauce
1 tsp each sugar, dark soy sauce and sesame seed oil
Dash of pepper and salt to taste
1 cup water
A bundle of  glass noodles – soak for 5-10 minutes, drained and cut 3 inch sections
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick wok, pan fry beancurd stick until golden and crispy.  Dish up.
  2. Using the same wok,  fry mushrooms, black fungus and lilybuds for ½ a minute.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients according to the order listed and stir frying after each addition.
  4. Pour in seasoning and bring liquid to a boil before adding the noodles.
  5. Stir to mix well for 1-2 minutes until ingredients are cooked through.
  6. Dish up to serve hot or cold.
I am sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event #22 hosted by Joyce and Emily of Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray respectively 


3 comments:

Emily said...

Looks good!

Kimmy said...

Hi Emily, this is a good Chinese vegetable and noodle dish. Tastes good and it's healthy.

kitchen flavours said...

Looks delicious, Kimmy!

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