Saturday, July 21, 2007

Stir-Fried Romaine with Preserved Chilli Bean Curd

I had this dish - Stir-Fried Romanine (Cos Lettuce) with preserved chilli bean curd in one of the vegetarian eateries in Ipoh, Malaysia. Besides eating romaine raw or stir fried with garlic/ginger and drizzle with light soy sauce, this is another way to cook this vegetable. Here is the recipe which I have reinvented. Just do not over cook it and serve immediately is the best way to eat this dish.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 3 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 250g-300g romaine (cos lettuce)
° 1 slice ginger or 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 1-1½ cubes preserved chilli bean curd or preserved bean curd, mashed

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger or garlic and fry till fragrant.
2. Stir in the mashed preserved bean curd and fry for less than half a minute.
3. Throw in the Romaine and stir-fry briskly for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.


dreamy said...

whats romaine in chinese?

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Dreamy

It should be 罗蔓生菜 (a picture of it @

Locally, at the wet market it is translated to 罗明胆, something like that, if i am not wrong.


a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Not "罗明胆" but "罗门胆" :)

dreamy said...

Oh i see, thanks!

Anonymous said...

interesting and curious! romaine is available in sg market??? i hvn't seen it or i din notice it b4...however i cooked romaine here in oversea....easily available! what is this preserved chilli bean curd?? itz 'fu lu'?? SF

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Yes, at the wet market near my place and Prime. The price is reasonable.

I found rocket leaves (those used in salad), in Prime too. I intend to buy some.

Bingo, you got it right - is Fu lu. :)

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