Vegetarian New Year Recipe

Vegetarian New Year Recipes

Ingredients :

550 ml



55 g

55 g

85 g

85 g

55 g

55 g


1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

vegetable oil

cakes tofu, cut into bite sized pieces

pieces white ji stick, if wished

dried cloud mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes, drained

dried black winter mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 25 minutes, drained

can bamboo shoots, drained and sliced

can water chestnuts, drained and sliced

golden needles, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, drained

shelled gingko nuts, or almonds, skinned

cake red tofu

brown sugar

dark soy sauce

Method :
  1. In wok, heat vegetable oil until smoking, add tofu and ji sticks (if using) and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden and puffy.

  2. Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

  3. Pour oil from wok leaving just 4 tablespoonful.

  4. Add mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and golden needles and stir fry for 5 minutes.

  5. Add nuts, stir fry for 1 minute, then stir in a few tablespoons water to prevent vegetables drying out.

  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.

  7. Add ji sticks.

  8. In a bowl mix together red tofu, sugar and soy sauce, then stir into wok.

  9. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes; if mixture begins to dry out, add a little more water.

  10. Stir in deep fried tofu to heat through.

Serves 4

Ji sticks are strips of tofu. Golden needles are dried lilies (they may also be called 'tiger lilies'), and add a subtle flavor.

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