Month: January 2012

Vegetarian Recipe: Black-Eyed Pea Curry

The vegetarian recipe for Black-Eyed Pea Curry: servings – 4 Ingredients 1 cup black-eyed peas (soak in water for 30 minutes) 1 carrot (dice) 2 tomatoes (dice) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 5 cups water Seasonings 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Method Heat oil and saute curry powder until fragrant. Place the oil and curry powder in a pot. Add water, black-eyed peas, carrot and tomatoes; cook for 30 minutes. Add salt, sugar and soy sauce. Combine, dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Celery Burgers

The vegetarian recipe for Celery Burgers: servings – 4 to 6 Ingredients 250 g celery stem (dice) 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup self-rising flour 2 cups bread crumbs 1 cup water Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Method Combine celery stem, wheat flour, self-rising flour, water, salt and ground black pepper in a mixing bowl. Form into rounds and coat with bread crumbs. Heat oil and pan-fry until golden brown. Serve with lemon...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Cowberry Rolls

The vegetarian recipe for Cowberry Rolls: servings – 20 rolls Ingredients 1 cup cowberries 1/2 cup water 20 pieces spring roll pastry 2 tbsp wheat flour (mix with some water and stir to form an adhesive paste) 1/2 cup sugar Method Place cowberries, water and sugar in a blender; puree until smooth and fine. Gently pour the puree into a pan and cook until fully absorbed. Dish out and cool. Lay 1/2 tsp cowberry jam in the center of a spring roll wrapper, fold the bottom edge up (to cover the filling), turn the left and right edges in, roll...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Green Papaya Salad

The vegetarian recipe for Green Papaya Salad: servings – 4 Ingredients 1/2 kg green papaya (peel, remove seeds and shred) 3 tbsp white sesame seeds (saute without oil until fragrant) Seasonings 4 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp rice vinegar/apple cider vinegar Method Mix green papaya with sugar and salt; leave aside for 10 minutes. Add vinegar, combine and leave aside for 1 hour. Sprinkle white sesame seeds over and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Pumpkin Dipping Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for Pumpkin Dipping Sauce: servings – 6 Ingredients 250 g pumpkin (remove skin, cut into chunks, steam until soft and cool) 1/3 cup evaporated milk 1 cup water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt Method Place pumpkin, evaporated milk and water in a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Gently pour the puree into a pan. Add salt, cook over low heat and occasionally stir till boil....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Taro Abacus Beads

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Taro Abacus Beads’: servings – 8 to 10 Ingredients 600 g taro (peel, cut into chunks, steam till soft and mash) 1 cup + 1 tbsp tapioca starch 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (soak in hot water till soft and slice) 1 cup vegetarian barbecued meat (defrost and slice) 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves 3 cups water Seasonings 4 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 1/2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp white pepper powder Method Taro Abacus Beads While the mashed taro is still hot, combine...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegetarian Taro Puffs

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Vegetarian Taro Puffs’: servings – 20 taro puffs Ingredients Filling ½ cup shiitake mushrooms (soak in hot water till soft and dice) ½ cup diced carrot 1 cup diced yam bean 1 cup vegetarian barbecued meat (dice) ½ cup green peas 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 cups water 3 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp sesame oil ½ tsp white pepper powder ½ tbsp wheat flour 1 tbsp tapioca starch Taro Dough 600 g taro (peel, cut into chunks, steam till soft and mash) 1 ½ cup wheat...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stewed Bailing Mushrooms with Broccoli

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Stewed Bailing Mushrooms with Broccoli’: servings – 8 Ingredients 1 can or 420 g bailing mushrooms (cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices and keep the mushroom liquid) 10 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft and remove the stems) 250 g broccoli (cut into florets) 3 tbsp vegetable oil 5 slices ginger 1 tsp tapioca starch (mix with some water to form a thickening paste) 300 g water Seasonings 4 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp sugar Method Heat oil, add ginger slices and saute until fragrant. Add sesame oil and shiitake mushrooms;...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fried Okra

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Fried Okra’: servings – 4 to 6 Ingredients 15 okras/’ladies fingers’ 1 cup self-rising flour 1/2 cup wheat flour adequate water Seasonings 1 tsp salt Method Combine self-rising flour, wheat flour, salt and water to form a frying batter. Heat oil, coat the okras in the frying batter and fry until golden brown. Dish out, drain and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegetarian Yusheng

Happy Chinese New Year! The vegetarian  recipe for ‘Vegetarian Yusheng’: servings – 8 Ingredients 1/2 carrot (shred) 1/2 cucumber (shred) 1/2 green bell pepper (shred) 1/2 red bell pepper (shred) 1/2 yellow bell pepper (shred) 2 leaves red cabbage (blanch and shred) 6 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft, remove the stems, shred and saute in vegetable oil until fragrant) 8 pieces bamboo pith/bamboo fungus (soak in water until soft, blanch and cut in half horizontally) 1 cup roasted peanuts (grind) 3 tbsp white sesame seeds (saute without oil until fragrant) Seasonings 1 cup plum sauce 1/2 tsp...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Pineapple Tarts

The vegetarian recipe for Pineapple Tarts – eggless: servings – 30 tarts Ingredients Filling 1 pineapple (peel and dice) 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Pastry 3 cups wheat flour 1 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 package or 125 g butter 1/2 cup evaporated milk Method Filling Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and fine. Pour the pineapple puree into a pan and cook until fully absorbed. Then, put the pineapple jam in a big bowl and cool. Pastry Combine all the ingredients and knead the dough. Spread some wheat flour on a...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Kelp Crackers

The vegetarian recipe for Kelp Crackers: servings – 10 to 20 Ingredients 2 cups soaked kelp strips 1/2 kg tapioca starch 2 cups water Seasonings 1 tbsp salt 1 tsp vegetarian seasoning 1 tsp white pepper powder Method Place kelp and water in a blender and puree until smooth and fine. Gently pour the kelp puree in a pot; add salt, vegetarian seasoning and white pepper powder; combine evenly and occasionally stir to boil. Then lay tapioca starch on a baking tray and gently pour the kelp puree over. Slowly combine, knead into a dough form, divide into a few...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Ginger and Chili Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for ‘Ginger and Chili Sauce’: servings – 4 to 6 Ingredients 10 fresh chilies (cut into small sections) 1 small portion or 50 g fresh ginger (dice) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil 6 limes (squeeze the juice) 1/2 cup water Method Place all the ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth and fine....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Longevity Peach Buns

The vegetarian recipe for Longevity Peach Bun: servings – 12 buns Ingredients 5 cups wheat flour 1 1/4 cups water 1/2 tbsp instant dry yeast 1/4 cup vegetable oil 12 tbsp peanut butter 1/2 tsp liquid food color – pink (mix with some water) 1/4 tsp liquid food color – green (mix with some water) Seasonings 1/2 cup sugar Method Combine water, instant dry yeast and sugar; when the yeast and sugar dissolve, add wheat flour and vegetable oil. Knead the dough until smooth and fine; then roll it into a long loaf and divide into 12 1/4 portions...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Vegetarian Bak Kut Teh

The vegetarian recipe for Vegetarian Bak Kut Teh: servings – 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 sachet Bak Kut Teh mixed herbs and spices 8 bean curd puffs (cut in half) 1/2 cup dried lily bulbs/百合 bai he 10 soya nuggets/vegetarian roasted chicken 素食香酥鸡 su shi xiang su ji 10 slices vegetarian roasted duck/素食黄金鸭 su shi huang jin ya 9 cups water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1/4 tsp sugar Method Place water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add Bak Kuat Teh mixed herbs and spices, lily bulbs, bean curd...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Snow Mushroom and Cheese Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for Snow Mushroom and Cheese Sauce: servings – 8 Ingredients 1 big snow mushroom/silver ear mushroom (soak in water until soft and tear into small pieces) 32 g or 2 portions soft cheese – suitable for vegetarians 1 cup water Seasonings 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp vegetarian seasoning 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Method Place snow mushroom, soft cheese and water in a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Heat oil, add snow mushroom puree and cook for about 5 minutes. Add salt, vegetarian seasoning and black pepper powder. Stir evenly and briefly cook....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Simmered Wood Ear Mushrooms in Mushroom Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for Simmered Wood Ear Mushroom in Mushroom Sauce: Ingredients 4 wood ear mushrooms (soak in water until soft and cut into small pieces) 6 vegetarian fish balls (cut in half) Seasonings 1/2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1/2 tsp salt Method Heat oil, add wood ear mushrooms, vegetarian fish balls and adequate water. Simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Add vegetarian oyster sauce and salt. Stir evenly and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Taro Basket with Mixed Vegetables

Wishing all a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! The vegetarian recipe for Taro Basket with Mixed Vegetables: Serving: 2 taro baskets Ingredients Taro Basket 500g taro (peel, cut into large cubes, steam till soft and mash) ½ cup wheat starch ½ tsp five-spice powder 1 tsp salt ½ tbsp sugar ¾ cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup boiling water 30g glass noodles Filling ½ cup shiitake mushrooms (soak in hot water till soft and cut into 1cm cubes) 1 cup capsicum cubes (1.5cm cubes) ½ cup carrot slices (1.5cm thin slices) ½ cup canned button mushrooms (cut into quarters)...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fried Kombu Rolls

The vegetarian recipe for Fried Kombu Rolls: servings – 20 rolls Ingredients 50 gm dried kombu/kelp (wash, soak in water for 1 hour and cut into 8cm X 12cm sheets) 1 cup dried lily buds (soak in water for 30 minutes, remove any hard stems and squeeze dry) 1 carrot (remove skin and cut into ½ cm X 8cm strips) 1 pickled mustard tuber (cut into ½ cm X 8cm strips, soak in water for 20 minutes and drain) 5 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft and cut into ½ cm slices) 1 Chinese celery (wash and cut...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Spring Roll Dipping Sauce

The vegetarian recipe for Spring Roll Dipping Sauce: servings – 10 Ingredients 3 tbsp peanut butter ½ tsp five-spice powder 1 tsp ground black pepper 3 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp tapioca starch 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup water Garnishing 1 tbsp chopped parsley  Method Heat the oil on low heat. Add five-spice powder, ground black pepper and peanut butter. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep stirring till boil. Remove and place in a bowl. Garnish with chopped...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Durian Dessert Soup

The vegetarian recipe for Durian Dessert Soup: Ingredients 1 durian (take the flesh) 1 slice or 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (crush) 1/2 cup coconut milk 3 cups water Method Place durian flesh, water and palm sugar in a blender. Puree until smooth and fine. Gently pour the puree into a pot and bring to a boil over low heat. Add coconut milk and stir evenly....

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