Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chai Chak Thai (Traditional Vegetarian Ham)

I love this vegetarian ham (Chai Chak Thai in Cantonese) and the ingredients are bean cured skin, spices, sugar, oil and flavouring. This is one of those traditional vegetarian foods available before the commercial mass production of mock meat. The process of making this is very tedious, where seasoned cooked beancurd skin is placed on top of each other, roll up and tightened by strings.

You can still find them at most vegetarian shops around S$2 plus for one. If it is frozen, just thaw it and slice thinly. Alternatively, just give it a quick steam to heat up.

4 comments:

mustardseed said...

CRYSTAL!! Let's do vegan Chinese new year traditional cookies! Like the really white ones, and the cashew ones, and the peanut ones, and chocolate ones!

Chinese cookies are powdery, not like the soft chewy ones I always bake. but I like. (:

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Mel

Yes, must find the recipes first, compare first n then test it out.

The love-letter which is vegan is so expensive!

Cheers :)

mustardseed said...

Oh crystal where did you get your beancurd skin ham and vegan love letters?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Mel :)

At Vegetarian Shops/Stalls, the vegan eggrolls is abt $9.80 around that range.

If i remember correctly, last year, i think the eggless eggrolls or loveletter was available at Takashimaya - where there was a CNY Fair.

Cheers :)

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