Monday, July 16, 2012

Vegetarian Fried Mee Hoon (Chinese Style)


Sometimes I make drastic decisions without thinking about the consequences. Really there was no apparent reason why I decided to become a vegetarian. Perhaps I thought it will be be good for my health. Three months went by and I not only started shrinking but looked tired and run down. I also felt weak and struggled with lack of energy.

Thanks to my close friends who advised that I should reconsider eating meat again. I too realised that instead of being healthy, I may end up with health problems for my body couldn't function without enough nutrients. So I am now more practical about my diet. Only once a week, I don't eat meat whereas on other days, its back to my normal food.

Ingredients
150g (2 slabs) mee hoon - soaked in water to soften.
4 shiitake (Chinese black) mushroom - soaked in hot water to soften and sliced into long pieces.
1/2 (about 250g) cabbage - shredded/sliced
7 garlic - chopped
2 tbsp fermented black bean paste (tauchu)
1 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chilies
2 stalks spring onions - cut into 1 inch length
4-5 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method
Heat oil in a large wok and when heated, add garlic and blended/grounded chilies.
Fry until oil splits.
Add fermented bean paste/taucu and mushroom.
Stir, add mee hoon and season with salt (use sparingly as bean paste is already salty)
Fry and stir to combine all ingredients together.
Off the heat and stir in cabbage and spring onions.
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18 comments:

  1. Not bad.. I like to eat fried bihun compare to mee

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  2. Wow, what an adventure! Guess I enjoy eating meat too much to make that big sacrifice. Glad that u're back to normal food so I can see your "meaty" recipes :)

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  3. It's a big decision to become a vegetarian.

    usually I add shredded carrot to trick the boy into eating carrot

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  4. Wow!How nice if everyone can be like you,so easy to decide.
    The world will be a better place to stay
    if people can improve overnight.

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  5. I am also not a big meat eater but I cannot imagine myself becoming a vegetarian. It needs a strong will to do that.

    Even though this vegetarian recipe looks wonderful but I would love to see your seafood recipes.

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  6. Looks delicious , love any stir fried noodles. I am vegetarian and now takes eggs. But my hubby eats everything, so I cook for him.

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  7. I try to balance vegetarian meals and meat,I probably have meat for dinner at least 2-4 times a month,and more seafood and vegetables :) By the way that Mee-hoon looks so mouth watering,my kind of foods,I don't have tauco for long time,great reciep,Nava !!

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  8. Good on you for being so strong my friend :)
    This dish looks perfect for any vegetarian meal!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. wow, you can even cook vegetarian dish!

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  10. hi nava, i am not good in making noodles like the fried type.
    half will get stuck to the work and get burnt or the strands will break up tiny ugly pieces . ha ha . your looks great.
    will send you an email by tonight latest. have a nice day

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  11. I love noodles whether fried or in soup..it looks deliciously great Ms.Nava..visiting you ;)

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  12. Looks delicious, I always have a soft spot for mee hoon! :)

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  13. This looks spectacular! I think you are right, you have to find the right balance in your diet. I was a vegetarian for several years and actually gained weight! What made me go back to eating meat was that I needed more iron.

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  14. WHat a perfect meal for when I only have a bit of time. I know hubby will love it too.

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