Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Vegetarian Braised Yam and Bean Curd Skin (豆包)

dou bao beancurd skin


I don't have an exact measurement for the ingredients in this recipe as I was just experimenting with this vegetarian version of Braised Yam with Pork Belly (芋头扣肉)。 After seeing and tasting the end result, surprisingly it wasn't bad at all; so I decided to share this dish with those who are interested.  To make the dish look more appealing, invert the steamed yam and 'dou bao' onto a plate lined with lettuce leaves and garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving. 

豆包 Dou Bao


Ingredients:
1/2 a yam, sliced into 8-10mm thick
1 pack (300g) of bean curd skin (fresh soy chip / 豆包), squeezed dry
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
small knob of ginger, minced
cooking oil
sesame oil

Sauce: (Please adjust seasoning to taste)
1 cup water
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp red yeast rice paste (or red fermented bean curd - "nam yue")
a little rock sugar 
pepper
  • Fry the yam pieces and bean curd skin ('dou bao') until light brown.  Set aside.
  • With a little oil and sesame oil, stir fry minced ginger, shallots and garlic.  Then add in sauce and boil until sugar dissolved.  Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Coat fried yam pieces and 'dou bao' with sauce and arrange neatly in a bowl.  Pour remaining sauce over the yam and 'dou bao'. Cover with a plate.  Steam for about 1 hour or until yam is soft.
  • Invert the steam yam and 'dou bao' onto a plate and serve.


12 comments:

  1. hi,,
    we love this recipes,any chance to show us the picture of
    the bean curd skin,,as we are unable to source her in sg,,
    thanks
    u so much,,
    marin--sg

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    1. Hi Marin, I've just uploaded the picture of the dou bao. I am sure there are other brands out there.

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  2. Hi Veronica, what is the weight of your packet of bean curd skin?

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    1. Hi Tammy, its 300g. Please refer to picture.

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  3. Veronica, I am convinced that it is tasty! I love vegetarian food :)

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    1. Hi Phong Hong, I am rather surprised that this dish turned out quite well. I would never imagine dou bao could replace meat in this dish.

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  4. I wish I could reach in and grab the whole plate! It looks droolworthy, Minty.

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    1. Hi Angie, glad you think this dish looks droolworthy, haha.

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  5. Happy New Year, Veronica!

    I noticed that you likes vegetarian food and can cook very good vegetarian food too. Very yummy braised bean curd :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, I am not totally vegetarian. However, when I am back at my in-laws I have to cook vegetarian and its not easy to think of good vegetarian dishes, just experimenting.

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  6. Hi Veronica, I like both yam and bean curd skin, but have never thought they can be combined together, this looks interesting and delicious! Happy New Year to you and your family, have a great 2016 ahead!

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    1. Do try and let me know how you like it. You might be able to improve on this dish. Happy New Year Jasline.

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