Sunday, July 7, 2013

Crispy Fried Kai Lan With Fried Salted Fish & Shallots


Kai lan/Chinese broccoli I tend to buy every now and then because this leafy green veggie is reasonably priced. More to that, kai lan is healthy with fibre related components and is a nice addition for soups, noodle dishes, simply stir fried with crushed garlic or blanched/steamed/simmered so quickly and topped with oyster sauce (Stir Fried Kai-Lan With Oyster Sauce). 

For a change, I made this style which some time back I tasted at one of the Chinese restaurants. Rather a simple way of elevating the leafy veg, kailan was sliced thinly, fried and then topped with fried salted fish and fried shallots.

Ingredients
1 bunch of kai lan - rinse, pat dry and slice into thin stripes.
50g/one piece of salted fish - soaked and sliced thinly
5 shallots - sliced thinly
Oil for frying

Method
Deep fry shallots till crispy and crunchy.
Do the same for salted fish.
Next deep fry kai lan, also till crispy and crunchy.
Place kai lan on a serving plate.
Scatter fried salted fish and shallots on top.
(Note; for vegetarian version, omit salted fish)
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25 comments:

  1. This is quite a new recipe for me.....sounds wonderful....

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  2. I'm not familiar with kai lan but Sound really tasty and I like anything crunchy and that fried shallots perfect in this type of dish :)

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  3. I have always eaten kailan with oyster sauce.

    This fried kailan is the first I have heard of! I wish I can just give it a try now !

    Do you deep fry or just fry the kailan?

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  4. wow, what a treat to the taste bud. all the flavors are there. very tempting dish and love your clicks.

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  5. Thanks everyone for the comments. Kai lan is also known as Chinese broccoli but there can be different varieties. For this recipe, I used the ones with light green stems and big green leaves.

    Foodie - the veg is also deep fried.

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  6. This is really new to me. Thanks for introducing some authentic flavors of Asia. I'm gonna google chinese brocolli now.

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  7. The whole plate has so much of crispy ingredients ..I must say I cannot resist.

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  8. what a fried platter...am sure to top that with good chicken too...they simply drool me...

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  9. I have never seen this type of cooking with fish but it looks really flavoursome and pretty too :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. The Kailan looks very crunchy & yumm. I had crispy fried spinach in india & love it. Although this leafy vegetable is quite common here, i have never made anything out of these. Love the way you paired them up with fried shallots & dry fish. BTW i never knew it was called as Chinese broccoli:)

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  11. Chinese broccoli looks more like thick spinach to me.
    Crispy fried Chinese broccoli looks yum. I like the fact that in Malaysian cuisine, there is a mix of veggies/greens and meat/fish combination in any given dish! Also looks like, there is no spice needed to add flavor, this must be the quickest and easiest dish!
    Love it!

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  12. sounds interesting. totally a new recipe !

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  13. New to me.. Looks crispy and delicious Nava :-)

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  14. yup i ate that in restaurant before. It's very delicious. Tried to duplicate at home but turn out not as good

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  15. Like u, I've recently deep-fried my kailan too. Absolutely adore the dish! Mmmm...... thks to adding salted fish...... gonna try that next time :)

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  16. This is tempting me very much... So good to see

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  17. I never knew that Kai Lan can be deep fried.This looks really delicious....I will definitely try.Thanks for the recipe...

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  18. Hi Nava, your crispy kailan look so inviting and addictive. Love that, thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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  19. Wonderful kai lan recipe. I like to add Maldive fish to this and aslo some chili flakes to make it little extra spicy :) Love it!

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  20. This looks gud.. I always see kai lan at my Asia store, but never tried them coz I didnt kknow how to cook them.. Urs looks gud, esp with the addition of salted fish & shallots.. Will try them then !!

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  21. Thanks for this I know I will love it

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  22. want to taste it...you used to try different tastes across the world...keep it up!!

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