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Vegetarian Spring Rolls Recipe

Vegetarian Spring Rolls Recipe

vegetarian spring rolls

I started my new job this week and finally got some time to update my blog after finishing three crazy days of 14 hour shifts.

I decided to make spring rolls this time and it’s a vegetarian style spring roll. It’s very difficult for my husband and I to eat vegetable everyday when both of us have to work full time so I think vegetarian spring roll can last us for a while and It’s very tasty, easy to cook, convenient and full of different kinds of vegetables.

I hope this vegetarian spring roll recipe will help people who work shifts and also need daily vegetable like me.

Credit: These photos were taken by Chris at Chris Radley Photography

 

Vegetarian Spring Rolls Recipe

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 120 mini spring rolls

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 bunches green bean noodles
  • 2 thin slices ginger
  • 1 small carrot
  • 3 slices dried bean curd
  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 120 g Chinese white chive you can use bak choy or Chinese chive if you can't find white chive
  • 1 bag spring roll pastry cut into quarters

Seasonings

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Soften green bean noodles and dried shitake mushrooms by soaking it into hot water for 10~15 minutes. Chop green bean noodles and shitake mushrooms after soften.
  2. Chop spring onion, ginger really finely and grate carrot.
  3. Chop Chinese white chive and dried tofu curds.
  4. Beaten 3 medium size eggs and use a little bit oil to fry the egg like crepes thin. After the egg is cook just julienne it.
  5. Heat up 1 tablespoon oil in a wok and stir-fry every thing together and mix them nice and evenly. After it has mixed evenly add all the seasonings and keep stir-fry for another 20 seconds. Put it into a bowl or onto a plate to wait for it cool down a bit.
  6. Use spring roll pastry to wrap the filling we made as seen in the procedures photos. Use egg wash to stick the edges.
  7. Heat up 2 cups of oil and deep fry the spring rolls until it turned golden colour. Then, It’s ready to serve!

 

Char Siu Pork Recipe

Char Siu Pork Recipe

char siu pork

A couple weeks ago, my husband’s co-workers asked for a recipe for making Char Siu Pork’s. Over the years I have collected so many different cooking methods for this dish and this is the recipe I chose but I’ve changed some of the seasonings of it. Especially as I can’t find the red food colouring so I decided to eliminate it from my recipe.

I know some people must think: “Why don’t you just use Char Siu Sauce from Chinese supermarket? Why make marinade by yourself?”. But this is part of fun for cooking food by yourself at home! What’s the point that everyone use the same brand of pre-made sauce to marinade the meat and cook the same flavour like other people do? I think that’s so lame! So, I decided to make the marinade myself and brought the flavour into the marinade based of my memories of chair siu pork in my home country.

Let’s get your hands dirty with all the seasoning and enjoy the smell of roast char siu pork.

Credit: These photos were taken by Chris at Chris Radley Photography

how to make char siu pork
how to make char siu pork
how to make char siu pork

 

Char Siu Pork

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 day 1 hour
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 800 g pork shoulder for roast, cut into 3cm long slices

Seasonings

  • 50 g rice wine or Shaoxing rice wine
  • 70 g soy sauce
  • 50 g sugar I like to use brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp malt syrup you can use honey instead
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 spring onions cut 3cm lengthways
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 star anises
  • 1 tsp five spices powder
  • 1 tangerine peel available in Chinese supermarkets
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 40 g oyster sauce

Instructions

  1. Mix all the seasonings together and marinade the pork shoulder slices for 24 hours at least.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180C and roast the pork slices until the edges look a little bit burnt. *Please brush the marinade mixture on the pork every 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I kept half of the char siu pork I made for a Yangzhou fried rice dish I made which I will upload in my next blog post

 

Coffin Bread Recipe

Coffin Bread Recipe

Coffin bread is a night market snack that originates from Tainan which is a city located in the South of Taiwan. Coffin bread gets it’s name due to the way we cut out the bread and create a lid, making it look like a coffin with a lid.

The great thing about coffin bread is you can put pretty much anything you want inside of it. For this particular recipe I decided to go for a seafood mix covered with cheese but you can also eat a sweet version of this which is shown elsewhere on this blog.

There’s not really a lot else you can write about this dish but it looks unique, is fun to make and is extremely delicious. Easily one of my favourite night market dishes from Taiwan.

Hope you like this.

coffin bread

 

 

Coffin Bread

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 small tin loaf bread uncut
  • 2 tbsp peas
  • 2 tbsp carrot dice same sizes as the peas
  • 80 g prawns
  • 100 g mixed seafood available in most supermarkets
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 10 g cheese grated

Seasonings

  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 pinch white pepper powder
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Cook carrot and peas in a small pot of water until soft and leave it on aside.
  2. Heat up a sauce pan and melt butter, sauté onion until it softens and add flour into it. Mix even then sauté it with really low heat for 20~30 seconds, make sure it is mixed properly.
  3. Added a small quantity of milk once and gently use whisk to whisk the flour and milk together until no lump inside of it.
  4. Add seafood, carrot and pea to step 3 above. Mix evenly and keep stir it in case the sauce will burn on the bottom.
  5. After seafood is cooked just leave it aside. Heat up 3 cups of oil into a deep sauce pan by middle gas power and the oil temperature reach 120c.
  6. Cut the bread into 5cm thick and square shape then we deep fry it in the oil until it turn to nice golden brown colour.
  7. Use a small knife to cut the lit out and dig out all bread inside of it but keep the bottom and don’t dig it through.
  8. Fill the bread with the seafood and milk sauce we made and sprinkle the cheese on the top, Grill it until the cheese melt then it’s ready to serve.