Author: Susan Siow

Vegetarian Recipe: Deep-Fried Bread Topped with Crushed Bean Curd

Ingredients 4 pieces of bean curd (crush) 8 pieces of bread (cut into half-square triangles) 1 cup of self-rising flour 16 parsley leaves Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder Method Combine crushed bean curd + salt + sugar + white pepper powder, add self-rising flour and mix well. Spread the bean curd mixture onto the breads. Top with a parsley leaf (one each). Deep fry in hot oil, dish out, drain, set on a plate and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Crispy Soya Nuggets with Celery Leaf

Ingredients 1/2 loaf of vegetarian fish/素食乌柳宜 su shi wu liu yu (cut into cubes, mince and set aside) 1 cup of self-rising flour a few stalks of Chinese celery (cut into small sections) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder Method Combine minced vegetarian fish + self-rising flour + salt + sugar + white pepper powder + 3/4 cup of water. Mix well. Heat up oil, form the mixture into nugget shapes and fry until golden...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stir-Fried Pickled Mustard Strips and Salted Vegetable

Ingredients 2 pickled mustard tubers (cut into strips, soak in water for 15 minutes, drain and set aside) 1 small packet of salted vegetable (cut into strips, soak in water for 15 minutes, drain and set aside) 3 tomatoes (cut into small wedges) 2 fresh chilies (cut into strips and set aside) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of sugar Method Stir-fry pickled mustard tuber strips + salted vegetable strips + tomato wedges. Add sugar + 2 cups of water and simmer until fully absorbed. Add chili strips and briefly stir-fry. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Radish Pieces with Vegetarian Ham

Ingredients 1/2 radish (cut into round slices) 1/2 loaf of vegetarian ham (cut into half round slices) Seasonings 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning 2 tablespoons of oil (stir-fry and set aside) Method Lay one slice of vegetarian ham in between the radish slices. Sprinkle over with stir-fried oil + 1/2 cup of water + salt + vegetarian seasoning. Steam for half an hour and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sweet and Sour Mushroom Crisps

Ingredients 2 small packets of oyster mushroom (rinse and drain) 1 cup of self-rising flour (mix with 1 cup of water + 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder + 1/2 teaspoon of salt + 1/2 teaspoon of sugar; serves as a frying paste) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of chili sauce 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon of sugar 2 limes (squeeze the juice) 1/8 teaspoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water; serves as a thickener) Method Coat the abalone mushrooms with the frying paste, fry in heated oil, dish out and set on a plate. With some remaining...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Steamed Hundred Layer Tofu with Abalone Mushroom

Ingredients 1 small packet of oyster mushroom 16 slices of hundred layer tofu/百叶豆腐 bai ye dou fu 2 tomatoes (cut each into 6 wedges) 1/2 ginger (shred and pan-fry) 2 tablespoons of oil (stir-fry) Seasonings 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning Method Arrange the ingredients side by side – one wedge of tomato, one slice of hundred layer tofu and one abalone mushroom. Sprinkle over sugar + soy sauce + vegetarian seasoning + pan-fried shredded ginger + stir-fried oil + 1/2 cup of water. Steam for 15 minutes and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Simmered Bitter Gourd with Kelps

Ingredients 1 cup of soaked kelp (cut into wide strips) 10 vegetarian fish balls 1 bitter gourd (cut into thick pieces) some bird’s eye chilies Seasonings 2 tablespoons of vinegar 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water; serves as a thickener) Method Stir-fry kelp strips + vegetarian fish balls + bitter gourd pieces + bird’s eye chilies. Then, simmer with 1 cup of water + vinegar + sugar + soy sauce until half absorbed. Lastly, thicken with tapioca paste and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sauteed Vegetarian Fish Topped with Shredded Ginger

Ingredients 2 pieces of ‘wheat cod fish’ 素麦鳕鱼 su mai xue yu/vegetarian fish some tapioca starch for coating 1 small piece of ginger (shred, fry and set aside) Seasonings 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of soy sauce Method Coat vegetarian fish with tapioca starch and fry in heated oil. Dish out, drain and set on a plate. Saute soy sauce + sugar in 1 tablespoon of remaining fried oil. Then, simmer with 1/2 cup of water. When the sauce is ready, scoop it over the fried vegetarian fish. Lastly, top the dish with fried shredded ginger and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Tofu Envelope Stuffed with Vegetable Strips

Ingredients 4 pieces of fresh tofu/bean curd (deep fry until golden brown, dish out, cool and cut into half-square triangles) 1 cup of bean sprouts (briefly blanch in boiling water, drain and set aside) 1 cucumber (cut into thin strips) Seasonings 1/2 cup of chili sauce (dilute with 1 tablespoon of water, simmer and set aside) Method Cut a deep line across the non-fried side of the triangle tofu. Insert some blanched bean sprouts + cucumber strips into the empty space. Serve with chili...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Salted Crushed Bean Curd

Ingredients 4 pieces of bean curd (crush) 1/2 loaf of vegetarian salted fish (defrost and mince) Seasonings 1/4 teaspoon of salt 1/8 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder Method Heat 1/2 cup of oil. Stir-fry minced vegetarian salted fish until fragrant, dish out and set aside. Stir-fry crushed bean curd + salt + vegetarian seasoning + white pepper powder. Then, add the stir-fried vegetarian salted fish. Stir-fry repeatedly. Cover the pan and simmer for a few minutes. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Hundred Layer Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Ingredients 1 packet of hundred layer tofu 百叶豆腐 (cut into small cubes, fry and set on a plate) 1 lemon (squeeze the juice) 1/2 cucumber (cut into thin strips) 1/2 carrot (cut into thin strips) 1/2 teaspoon of tapioca starch (mix with some water, blend well; serves as food thickener) Seasonings 1/2 tablespoon of chili sauce 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of soy sauce Method Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil. Stir-fry chili sauce + sugar + salt + tomato sauce + carrot strips. Add one cup of water...

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