Thursday, June 07, 2007

Claypot Braised Beancurd with Glass Noodles

An easy to cook claypot dish! I omitted the normal sequence of stir frying the ingredients prior to stewing in the claypot, to speed up the process. I love the bean vermicelli to be deep-fried, it soak up the gravy better and easier to digest. However, for a healthier choice, you may soaked the vermicelli and throw in together with the vegetables.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 150g chinese cabbage (wong bak), cut into broad strips
° 6-8 chinese dried mushrooms, soaked
° 1 slice ginger
° 250ml water
° 2 firm tofu/beancurds (225g), cut into 4 sections and deep-fried
° 1 pack/50g bean vermicelli, deep-fried
° a small handful fresh coriander leaves, for garnish

Seasoning
° 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce
° 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
° ½ teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon sesame oil
° pepper, to taste

Method
1. Combine the Chinese cabbage, mushrooms, ginger, water, beancurd and seasoning into a claypot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
2. Add in the bean vermicelli and bring to a boil, usually after a while the bean vermicelli will soak up most of the gravy. If it is too watery, thicken the gravy with a bit of cornflour solution, if desired.
3. Garnish with coriander leaves and red chilli. Serves hot.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi crystal, what is bean vermicelli?? this recipe looks interesting...i will experiment..tks! SF

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi SF

Thanks :)

Bean Vermicelli a.k.a cellophane noodle or glass noodle.

The ingredients: mung bean or/and peas, corn starch, water.

If the bean vermicelli is deep-fried, it can't be cooked too long, it will break into small pieces. It will also soak up the gravy and is yummy.

If it is not deep-fried, might need to cook longer to soften it.

Have a lovely day.

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