Jun 11, 2009

Vegetarian Hakka Yam Abacus

Abacus Yam Ingredient:-
600g yam
100g wheat starch
200g tapioca flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
500ml boiling water

Ingredients A:-
6 Dried shitake mushrooms(soaked and shredded), 1 piece of fried firm beancurd(shredded), 50g chopped pickled radish, 2 black fungus(soaked, shredded), 50g carrot(shredded), 2 stalk small size celery(diced), 1 red chilli(chopped)

Sauce: (mix well)
1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 2 bowls(500ml) water


1. Peel yam and cut into cubes. Steam until soft. Remove, mash until finely pasted with a fork when still hot. Add in salt. Mix well. Mix the wheat starch and tapioca flour until well combined. Pour in boiling water slowly, stir until form into cooked dough. Then combine the dough with yam paste, knead well until non-sticky. Divide the yam dough into small portions and form into abacus shapes. Cook them into boiling water until done and float on surface of boiling water. Remove rinse under cool water for a while. Drain well, then mix with a little cooking oil. Keep them aside.

2. Heat up 4 tbsp oil to stir fry beancurd, chopped pickled radish and shredded dried shitake mushrooms till fragrant. Add in shredded black fungus and shredded carrot, stir well.

3. Add in sauce mixture, bring to boil. Place in yam abacus, simmer for a while, then add the chopped celery and chopped chilli, stir-fry until the sauce is slightly dry. Best to serve hot.

Personal note:-

1. Abacus must be cooled in cold running tap water.

2. If you don't want this dish to be too hot you can substitute chilli with capsicum instead.

3. Stir fry chopped raddish and mushrooms until very fragrant. taste nicer.

4. This dish is a lot of hard work. So involve everyone in the family. The kids loves to get their hand on the dough mixture.

Sep 26, 2007

Vegetarian Salad Rojak


1 pair You Tiao (sliced)
3 Tou Pok (sliced)
1 small cup of green seedless grapes (cut into halfs)
1 small cupp of apples (cut into 1/2 inche cubes)
2 tbsp ready made vegetarian rojak paste from and vegetarian stores (WIRA 2020 brand)
2 tbsp plain water
1 cup of peanuts (grind)

1. Put all ingredients into 1 big mixing bowl.
2. Mix rojak paste with plain water until paste turns to sauce.
3. Mix sauce into ingrediants. Making sure that all ingrediants are properly mixed.
4. Top with grinded peanuts.
5. Chilled in the refridgerator for 10 minutes.

Served chilled.

Sep 10, 2007

Fried Dumplings (Wanton)

Ingredients :
2 pack of Wonton Wrapper (40 pcs)
1 piece of big beancurd (Tofu)
Spring Onion or Chinese Parsley(chopped)
2 pieces fresh Mushroom (chopped)
1 small Carrot (chopped)
1.5 tablespoon Corn Flour
1 teaspoon of Soysauce
½ teaspoon Sugar
Pinch of Pepper
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil

Instruction :
1. Pre-boil carrot to make it soft and chop carrot into small dice.
2. Cut and chopped mushroom into small bits.
3. Cut spring onion/chinese parsley finely.
4. Mash tofu with a fork in a medium bowl or plate.
5. Mix the mashed tofu, carrot, mushroom, spring onion/Chinese parsley, soya sauce, pepper, sugar, sesame oil and flour. This is the wonton filling.
6. Lay a wonton wrapper in front of you. Place a bit of filling in the middle. Fold up the wonton diagonally, making sure the end meet. Use some water to glue them together. Press down firmly on the ends to seal.
7. Heat wok with oil.
8. Add wanton few at a time, sliding them in carefully and turning to make sure they are golden brown evenly.
9. Drain on paper towels and served as soon as possible to ensure they remain crispy.

Tip : Heat up the wonton in the oven or microwave, if it loses its crispy.

Dec 4, 2006

This Receipe Blog!

A friend of my commented that is should write something more interesting about vegetarian. And so since I am into vegetarian food, I might as well post some receipes too. Look out for many receipes to come!