Thursday, February 01, 2007

Chinese New Year Cuisine – Stir-Fried Chinese Arrowhead

Chinese Arrowhead - The starchy corms are peeled, sliced and cooked in stews or fried. They are sometimes planted in vessels for the green arrowhead-shaped leaves.

Preparation: 5 mins Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
° 10-12 Chinese arrowheads or arrowroots, peeled and thinly sliced
° 1 thin slice ginger
° 2 pieces red fermented bean curds (2cm x 2cm cube), mashed finely
° 1 teaspoon chinese five-spice powder (optional)
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 100ml water

1. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger and fry till fragrant.
2. Add the red fermented bean curb and stir-fry briskly until aromatic.
3. Add the Chinese arrowheads, chinese five-spice powder and stir-fry briskly for a moment. Add water and simmer until the sauce is slightly dry.
4. Dish up and serve hot.

1. Chinese Arrowhead can be deep-fried prior to stir fry if desired.
2. Deep-fried Chinese arrowhead can be eaten on its own.


Pat said...

Where can you purchase arrowhead?

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

Hi Pat,

The wet market. We will need to wait for a few months before we can get it. The best time to eat arrowhead is around the time that is closer to CNY, by that time, it is much sweeter and nicer.

Cheers :)

Hong 阿豐 said...

Hi Crystal, Sharing with you my deep fried arrowhead.^^

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

Hi Dolphing

Thank you, your looks so beautiful and make me crave for it. Just nice, it is the arrowhead season now. Going to get some and make again.


Aishah Hashim said...

hi there.. i am a malay and just happen to know about this fried arrow head is quite tasty through a chinese friend.. thanks for the info and now am getting those arrow head in the market..

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

Hi Ecah

So nice for you to leave a comment here. Fried Arrow Head is very tasty just like potatoes chip, I have a recipe for that too, it is here:

If you come to S'pore, we have 2 vegetarian restaurants serving Halal food (HALAL certified) - Grandcourt ( & The Whole Earth (

Cheers :)

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