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

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

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:

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1 comment:

  1. That looks good. Not sure if I have seen those vegetables here.


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