Month: August 2011

Vegetarian Recipe: Green Pea-Licious

Ingredients 1/2 loaf of vegetarian roasted duck/素黄金鸭 su huang jin ya (slice) 1/2 cup of green peas (defrost) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce 1/8 teaspoon of salt Method Heat oil, pan-fry vegetarian roasted duck slices. Add green peas + vegetarian oyster sauce + salt + some water and stir-fry. Cover the pan and simmer till the green peas are cooked....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sauteed Lily Buds with Tomato

Ingredients 1 cup of dried lily buds 黄花菜/金针菜 huang hua cai/jin zhen cai (soak in water till tender, remove hard ends, tie a knot in the center of each bud and set aside) 1 tomato (cut into 6 wedges) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Heat oil, add knotted lily buds + 1 tablespoon of water and saute till fragrant. Cover the pan and briefly simmer. Add tomato wedges + salt + vegetarian seasoning and briefly stir-fry. Cover the pan and simmer till the tomato wedges are soft. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Veggie Sushi

Ingredients 10 sheets of roasted seaweed 1/2 piece of kelp (soak in water till tender, cut into long strips, add some water, simmer till cooked, dish out and set aside) 1/2 loaf of vegetarian roasted duck/素黄金鸭 su huang jin ya (pan-fry, cool, cut into long strips and set aside) 2 cucumbers (peel, remove the core, cut into long strips and set aside) 1 carrot (peel, cut into long strips and set aside) 2 cups of sushi rice (wash) Seasonings 1/2 cup of vegetarian oyster sauce (add 1 tablespoon of water, simmer till cooked, and set aside) 1/4 teaspoon of...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Grape Pie

Ingredients 1 kg of grapes (peel, deseed, puree and set aside) 2 cups of wheat flour 1/2 cup of wheat germ 2 tablespoons of self-rising flour 1/2 cup of oil Seasonings 1/2 cup of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt Method Grape Jam = Add grape puree + sugar into a pot, stir and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Pastry = Combine wheat flour + wheat germ + self-rising flour + salt + 1 cup of water + oil and knead the dough; take out one small portion of the dough, roll round and cut into strips; roll round the remaining...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Bean Curd with Black Vinegar

Ingredients 6 pieces of fresh layered bean curd skin/生豆包 sheng dou bao (defrost, cut into halves, fry till fragrant, dish out, drain and set aside) 1/2 cup of black soya beans 2 black fungus/黑木耳 hei mu er (soak in water till tender, cut into small pieces and set aside) 1 ginger (slice) 6 shiitake nuggets/vegetarian mutton nuggets (defrost) Seasonings 1/2 cup of black vinegar 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce Method Bring 1/2 pot of water to a boil. Add black beans and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Add fried layered bean curd...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Lady’s Fingers with Minced Ginger

Ingredients 6 Lady’s Fingers (remove both ends and cut into halves) 1 tomato (cut into 6 wedges) 1 ginger (mince; heat oil, stir-fry until fragrant, set aside) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Arranged Lady’s Fingers + tomato wedges on a steaming plate. Sprinkle salt + vegetarian seasoning over. Top with minced ginger (stir-fried) and steam over high heat for 10 minutes....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Green Apple Salad

Ingredients 4 green apples (peel, cut into strips and set aside) 2 tablespoons of groundnut kernels (stir on a heated pan until fragrant, dish out, cool, remove the skins, crush in a grinder and set aside) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of vegetarian tom yum paste 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of vinegar Method Combine all ingredients. Add all seasonings, mix well and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Red Dates and Codonopsis Root Soup

Ingredients 10 red dates 4 Codonopsis root/党参 dang shen (cut into 1-inch lengths) 1/2 yam bean (dice) 1/2 carrot (dice) 1 sweet corn (cut into cubes) 1 potato (dice) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar Method Bring 1/2 pot of water to a boil. Add all ingredients into the pot and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Lastly, add salt + brown sugar, stir well and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Pan-Fried Noodles

Ingredients 1 kg of fresh wheat noodle/生面 saang mein Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Heat up some oil, add wheat noodles, pan-fry the noodles over low heat until fragrant, cover the pan and briefly simmer. Then, add salt + vegetarian seasoning + some water, cover the pan and briefly simmer. Open the lid and stir-fry until fragrant. Add some water, cover the pan again and briefly simmer. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stuffed Bean Curd

Ingredients 4 pieces of bean curd (cut into halves, make a slit in the center of each piece and set aside) 10 fresh chilies (slit, deseed and set aside) 2 eggplants (slice, slit and set aside) 1/2 bitter gourd (cut into round pieces, deseed and set aside) 30 soya nuggets/vegetarian roasted chicken 素食香酥鸡 su shi xiang su ji (defrost, crush in a blender and set aside) 1 tablespoon of tapioca starch 1/2 cup of self-rising flour Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Combine crushed soya nuggets + salt + vegetarian seasoning + self-rising flour...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sweet and Sour Soya Drumsticks

Ingredients 4 soya drumsticks/vegetarian chicken drumsticks (fry till golden brown, drain and arrange on a plate) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 teaspoon of chili sauce 1 teaspoon of tomato sauce 1 teaspoon of plum sauce Method Heat up 1 tablespoon of remaining oil. Add sugar + salt + chili sauce + tomato sauce + plum sauce and stir-fry over low heat. Add some water and briefly boil. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the fried soya drumsticks and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fried Pumpkin

Ingredients 1 kg of pumpkin (peel, remove seeds, shred and set aside) 1 cup of wheat flour 2 tablespoons of shredded ginger 3 tablespoons of rice flour Seasonings 1 teaspoon of salt Method Combine all ingredients and seasoning with 5 tablespoons of water. Form the pumpkin mixture into flat rounds (take a sauce plate as a mold). Fry until golden brown and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sesame Loaf

Ingredients 2 cups of wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon of dry yeast 1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons of white sesame seeds Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt Method Combine 1/2 cup of water + sugar + salt + dry yeast and leave aside for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of wheat flour, combine and knead the dough. Cover the dough with a piece of cloth and ferment for 2 hours. Add the remaining wheat flour + 1 bowl of water and knead the dough. Then, roll the dough into a long shape. Spray some water onto...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Spaghetti with Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients 1 small bunch of spaghetti (cook in boiling water until tender, dish out, drain and set aside) 5 button mushrooms (slice) 1 tablespoon of butter 1 cup of white mushroom sauce – please refer to white mushroom sauce recipe Seasonings 1/8 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Stir-fry butter in a small pot over low heat. Add mushroom slices + salt + vegetarian seasoning and stir-fry. Cover the pot, cook until the mushrooms are moist and softened. Add white mushroom sauce + cooked spaghetti and mix well. Cover the pot, simmer until fully absorbed, dish...

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Vegetarian Recipe: White Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients 2 packets of white mushrooms/button mushrooms 1/2 cup of fresh milk 2 pieces of soft cheese 1 tablespoon of butter Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water; serves as a thickener) Method Put white mushrooms + fresh milk + 1 cup of water + soft cheese + salt into a blender, puree until smooth and fine. Heat the butter in a small pot over low heat. Add black pepper powder and stir-fry until fragrant. Add mushroom puree and stir...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Potato Buttons

Ingredients 2 potatoes (steam, peel, mash and set aside) 8 cashew nuts 3 tablespoons of glutinous rice flour Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of sugar Method Combine mashed potato + glutinous rice flour + salt + sugar. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll them into rounds. Then, insert a cashew nut into each round. Fry until golden brown, dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Red Rice and Lotus Seed Porridge

Ingredients 1 cup of red rice (rinse) 1/2 cup of lotus seed (rinse) 1/2 cup of dried lily bulbs/百合 bai he (rinse) 2 stalks of coriander (dice) 1 portion of ginger (cut into thin strips, stir-fry in 1/2 bowl of heated oil, dish out and set aside) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Prepare 1/2 pot of water, add red rice + lotus seeds + dried lily bulbs. Briefly boil over high heat. Switch to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt + vegetarian seasoning. Scoop the porridge into serving bowls, top...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Salted Vegetable and Bean Curd Soup

Ingredients 2 pieces of bean curd (cut into cubes) 1/2 cup of salted vegetable (cut into strips) 1 small portion of ginger (flatten) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Bring 1/2 pot of water to a boil. Add bean curd cubes + salted vegetable strips + flattened ginger. Simmer for one hour. Add salt + vegetarian seasoning, briefly cook and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms

Ingredients 12 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until tender, remove stems and set aside) 5 pieces of dry tofu/豆干 dou gan (dice) 5 pieces of carrot (dice) 2 pieces of yam bean (dice) 2 tablespoons of tapioca starch Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon of seasame oil Method Filling = Heat up some oil, stir-fry diced dry tofu + diced carrot + diced yam bean over medium heat until fragrant; add white pepper powder + soy sauce + vegetarian seasoning and stir evenly; dish out, put in...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Spicy Crushed Shiitake Stems

Ingredients 2 cups of mushroom stems (soaked in water overnight, remove stem ends, crush in a mortar with a pestle and set aside) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of chili powder 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon of sugar some white pepper powder Method Heat up 1/2 cup of oil, add chili powder and stir-fry over low heat until fragrant. Add crushed shiitake stems, stir-fry over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, stir-fry for 1 minute. Add sugar + evaporated milk + 2 cups of water, briefly stir-fry. Cover the pan and simmer for...

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