Friday, December 14, 2007

Pickled Cabbage

Sometime back, an anonymous left a suggestion on my Plum Sauce Achar, on using shredded cabbage and sprinkling some salt and then leaving it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. That sounds like making Sauerkraut and led me to making this. This pickled cabbage recipe requires slightly more work but it is much more simplified than compared to Sauerkraut. Some pickled recipes require you to boil the vinegar to blanch the vegetables. In this recipe, I skipped that process. It tastes better when serves chilled and sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds, if desired. If you like it spicy, add one or two chilli padi.

Preparation: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 4)
° 300g round cabbage/white cabbage, shredded
° 50g carrot, peeled and shredded
° 1 tablespoon salt
° 100ml-125ml white rice vinegar or distilled white vinegar
° 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

1. Sprinkle the salt on the shredded cabbage, carrot and mix well. Let it sweat for 2-3 hours.
2. Drain and squeeze the shredded cabbage and carrot to remove the moisture as much as possible.
3. Combine the shredded cabbage, carrot, vinegar and sugar in a glass container, mix well and leave to stand for 24 hours prior to serving.


Anonymous said...

Wooahhh... your husband and son are so lucky to have such delicious looking food daily!!! Envy them... I am so sick of the choices of vegetarian food available in NUS.. :(

Anonymous said...

hello! this is completely unrelated but do you know where i can get vegan meat floss? thanks! :) (or if there's anywhere to get ba kwa substitues, i haven't eaten it in ages! i don't mind the really fake ones.) thank you! :)

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

Sometimes, it is good to be able to cook, as some of vegetables and dishes are not that easily found at vegetarian stalls or eateries :)

Hi Anonymous
No worries. Vegetarian Meat floss and Ba Kwa are available at those vegetarian shops. As for meat floss, is it vegan, i can't remember the ingredient list. Ba Kwa, i still manage to buy some in end May this year.

Try the vegetarian shop at Fortune Centre level 1, if you pass by there. If not, try to ask around any stall that carry vegetarian supply.

Cheers :)

Sunny said...

There is going to be more Ba Kwa easily available with Chinese New Year approaching. Sometimes, the vegetarian food stalls would also carry them. Personally, I prefer the Brand with box indicate "Xiang" (I forgot exact name but that's best replica I find so far after trying several brand). Maybe, I will introduce it in my blog next time I buy a packet.:-)

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

Thanks Sunny, that would be nice :)


Sunny said...

Hi Crystal,
I went to the Fortune centre shop behind the escalator that you mentioned & found my favorite Ba Kwa brand there.
It is not big "Xiang" in packaging but big "Su" & brand is Xiang Xiang.
I had posted a picture of it in my blog, you may take a look.

So far I had not found any nice pork floss brand yet, hope someone else would be able to share with us.

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