Monday, January 24, 2022

Recipe: Fu Gui Choy with Braised Mushrooms and Carrot Flowers

Chinese New Year is just one week away now. Time to stock up on auspicious ingredients for your reunion dinner and CNY meals. You may have seen this vegetable, Fu Gui Choy or Fu Gui Cai (富贵菜) in the supermarkets or on online supermarkets; they usually only make an appearance during the CNY festive period.

Fu Gui Choy recipe


Fu Gui Choy 富贵菜 translates as Prosperity Vegetable in English, plus it looks really beautiful on the plate. Other than that, mushrooms symbolises longevity while carrots symbolises good luck. So, all in all, a very auspicious vegetable dish to serve during CNY.

Here’s an idea on how you can serve it:


Fu Gui Choy with Braised Mushrooms and Carrot Flowers
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 Fu Gui Choy, kept whole
5 Chinese mushrooms
1 cup water
Vegetarian oyster sauce, to taste (about 1 tbsp)
1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
A few dashes white pepper
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 tbsp cooking oil
5-6 carrot slices, cut into flower shapes
5 Goji berries, soaked in water for 10mins

1. Soak and rinse the fu gui choy in water 3-4 times to remove dirt.

Fu Gu Cai 富贵菜
Before cooking



2. In a small saucepan, heat oil and sauté garlic for 2 mins. Add mushrooms and water, and season with vegetarian oyster sauce, white pepper and Shaoxing wine. Braise over low heat for 10-15 mins.

3. Fill a wok 3/4 full with boiling water. Add 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp of oil. Blanch carrots for a min. Remove. Blanch Fu Gui Choy for 2-3 mins, until cooked.

4. Place fu gui choy on a plate. Arrange mushrooms and carrots, and pour the braising liquid over the vegetable. Garnish with goji.

How to cook Fu Gui Cai



Note:
1. If serving this on the 1st day of CNY as a vegetarian dish, you can omit the garlic.
2. I wanted to keep the vegetable as a whole floret for beautiful presentation. When eating, you can use scissors to remove the stalks from the bottom stem that's holding them together.

You can buy Fu Gui Choy here: https://shp.ee/c46kpe5

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Recipe: Salted Egg Yolk Cornflakes (Using Powder)

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, which means it's time to get productive in the kitchen and whip up some of our favourite CNY snacks.

Making my favourite snack, salted egg yolk cornflakes, is now easier and more convenient than ever. Using salted egg yolk powder, I can skip a few steps and besides I can get the powder easily at the supermarket or online (during CNY, salted eggs can be pretty scarce).   

These took me about 20 minutes in total to make, super easy! Once you start munching on them, it's hard to put the tub down - they're super addictive!

Salted egg yolk cornflakes recipe



Salted Egg Yolk Cornflakes (Using Powder)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 2-3 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 3 tubs

Ingredients
275g cornflakes
150g salted butter
20g curry leaves, washed and removed from stalks
5 cili padi, seeds removed and finely chopped
50g caster sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp salted egg yolk powder


1. In a large wok, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the curry leaves, chopped chillies and sugar and allow to cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes, until sugar has dissolved.

2. Add the salted egg yolk powder and stir well. 

3. Add the cornflakes, and use two spatulas to mix well, ensuring the cornflakes are coated well with the salted egg yolk-butter mixture.

4. Preheat oven to 180°C (no fan). Divide the cornflakes onto two trays and place into preheated oven and bake for 6-10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Please keep an eye as you do not want to overbake it.

5. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, and then place immediately into airtight containers.

Salted egg yolk cornflakes recipe using salted egg powder

This is the brand of salted egg powder that I used. You can buy here.
Salted egg yolk cornflakes recipe using salted egg powder



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If you prefer to make this using salted egg yolks, refer to this recipe or YouTube step-by-step tutorial.



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