Month: November 2011

Vegetarian Recipe: Baked Vegetable Buns

The vegetarian recipe for Baked Vegetable Buns: Ingredients and Seasonings FILLING 250 gm yam bean (peel and dice) 1/2 cup canned green peas 1/2 cup canned mushrooms (dice) 1 tsp tapioca starch (mix with some water) 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1/2 tsp five-spice powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tsp dark soy sauce PASTRY 3 cups wheat flour 125 gm or 1/2 butter 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp sugar some salt Method FILLING Heat oil, stir-fry yam bean + mushrooms + green peas + five-spice powder until fragrant. Add some water and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Cream of Pumpkin Soup

The vegetarian recipe for Cream of Pumpkin Soup: Ingredients 300 gm pumpkin (cut in half, deseed, steam until soft, take the flesh and cool) 1 cup milk 1 tbsp butter 3 slices ginger (cut into fine strips) 2 tbsp roasted cashew nuts 2 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1 tsp salt Method Place pumpkin + milk + butter + salt in a blender, puree until smooth and set aside. Heat oil over low heat, saute ginger until light brown, dish out and set aside. Gently pour the pumpkin cream into the ginger oil and stir (for approximately 1/2 minute) until boiling....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Carrot and Kelp Bundles

The vegetarian recipe for Carrot and Kelp Bundles: Ingredients 1 kelp (soak in water until soft and cut into 2-inch lengths) 1 carrot (cut into rounds) Seasonings 1/2 cup sweet bean paste 甜酱 tian jiang (mix with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil) Method Thread kelp + carrot by alternating them onto the bamboo skewers (about six). Steam for about 15 minutes and serve with sweet bean...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Tomatoes in Spicy Tamarind Gravy

The vegetarian recipe for Tomatoes in Spicy Tamarind Gravy: Ingredients 3 tomatoes (one: to be blended; the other two: cut each into 6 wedges) 1 piece of ‘wheat cod fish’ 素麦鳕鱼 su mai xue yu/vegetarian fish 2 stalks lemongrass 3 cm length turmeric 3 fresh chilies Seasonings 2 tbsp tamarind paste (dissolve in 1 cup of water and take the liquid) 1 tbsp vegetarian belacan powder 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp soy sauce Method Place tomato (one) + lemongrass + fresh chilies + turmeric in a blender, puree and set aside. Heat oil, fry vegetarian fish until golden brown, dish...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Glutinous Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Steamed Glutinous Rice with Shiitake Mushrooms’: Ingredients 1 1/2 cups glutinous rice (soak in water for 2 hours and drain) 2 sections vegetarian barbecued pork (defrost and cut into 8 slice) 8 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft) 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups water Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce Method Heat oil, stir-fry vegetarian barbecued pork + shiitake mushrooms + soy sauce until fragrant. Dish out and set aside. In the remaining oil, stir-fry glutinous rice + five-spice...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Celery Leaves with Grape Seed Oil

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Celery Leaves with Grape Seed Oil’: Ingredients 5 stalks of celery leaves (wash and cut into small sections) 1 tbsp grape seed oil 1 slice lemon (squeeze the juice) Seasonings 1/8 tsp salt some black pepper powder Method Arrange celery leaves on a serving plate. Sprinkle over with grape seed oil + lemon juice + salt + black pepper powder....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Crunchy Baby Corns

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Crunchy Baby Corns’: Ingredients 12 baby corns 1 cup self-rising flour Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon white pepper powder Method Combine self-rising flour + salt + sugar + white pepper powder + some water to form a frying batter. Heat oil. Dip the baby corns in the batter (one by one). Fry until golden brown....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Carrot Puree with Lemon

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Carrot Puree with Lemon’: Ingredients 1 carrot (peel and dice) 1 lemon (remove the flesh from the skin and pits) 1/2 cup of water Seasonings 1 tablespoon of sugar Method Put carrot + lemon + water in a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Then, place into a pot and bring to a boil. Add sugar and stir evenly before...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Penne Pasta with Tomato and Mushroom

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Penne Pasta with Tomato and Mushroom’: Ingredients 250 gm penne pasta (boil pasta in lightly salted water for 8-10 minutes until al dente, drain and set aside) 6 ripe red medium size tomatoes (diced) 250 gm button mushrooms (sliced) 10 baby corns (halved) 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 10 pitted green olives (halved) 10 pitted black olives (halved) 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tbsp salt 2 tbsp chopped parsley 50gm cheese Method Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the diced tomatoes and saute till soft. Add...

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