Friday, December 21, 2007

Stir-Fried Chinese Arrowhead with Small Black Fungus

Lately, arrowhead is quite easily available at the market as it is the season which it is harvested. This year it comes very early, usually, we can only get them 1 month before Chinese New Year. When the lady who mans the noodle stall at the wet market saw my arrowheads, she suggested that I stir-fry it with pork and red fermented bean curd. When she came to know that I am a vegetarian, she suggested that I stir-fry these starchy corms with small black fungus.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
° 300g Chinese arrowhead or arrowroot, peeled and thinly sliced
° 1 small handful some black fungus, soaked and trimmed
° 1 thin slice ginger
° 1 piece red fermented bean curd (2cm x 2cm cube), mashed finely
° 1-2 tablespoons red fermented bean curd sauce, or to taste
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
° 125ml 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 arrowhead, black fungus and stir-fry briskly for a moment. Add water, red fermented bean curd sauce and simmer until the sauce is slightly dry.
4. Dish up, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Hi Crystal,
What is Chinese Arrowhead in Mandarin? Is it "HuaiShan"? Looks like it in pictures. Hm, I love black fungus.


Anonymous said...

Hi Crystal,
I miss the Mash potato from KFC & I heard from my friends that its sauce contains chicken by-products so not suitable for vegetarians. Any idea how to do it the vegetarian style?


Anonymous said...

hey crystal...what is this chinese arrowhead?? SF

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

Hi All

Chinese Arrowhead is 慈菇. Also known as chinese potato. The picture of the chinese arrowhead is at

I love crunky black fungus too.

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

Hi anonymous

The sauce for mash potato - the brown sauce. My guess is using the Vegetarian black pepper sauce and plus something else.

I haven't test it out yet. Maybe i will do the experiment when i am free and post in the blog.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

hi crystal,

can you please tell me the red bean paste is 南乳 or 腐乳?

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


Sometimes, it is also label as 腐乳, so you just need to look for the red colour 腐乳.

Cheers :)

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