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Fresh Soy Beans with Bean Curd

Bean Curd (Photo by <a href=jslander/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/beancurd2.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh or frozen soy beans
2 tablespoons peanut oil
5 thin round slices ginger
1 clove garlic, bruised
1 small red capsicum, diced
2 cups chopped gai larn or choy sum,
cut into bite-sized lengths
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup light stock
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
250 g/8 oz firm tofu, diced
1/2 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Chinese Style Asparagus

Asparagus with Oyster Sauce (Photo by <a href=su-lin/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/asparagusoystersauce.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

400 g/14 oz fresh green asparagus
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Broad Beans with Mushrooms

Broad Beans (Photo by <a href=janerc/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/broadbeans2.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4

Ingredients

250 g/8 oz fresh broad beans, pods removed
250 g/8 oz fresh mushrooms
(enoki, shiitake or other)
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon hoi sin sauce
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup water or light stock
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Braised Soy Mushrooms

(Photo by avlxyz/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
750 ml/11/2 pints/3 cups hot water
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons peanut oil

Directions

Braised Cauliflower, Chinese Style

(Photo by food_in_mouth/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

half a small cauliflower
125 g/4 oz snow peas or sugar snap peas
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon grated ginger
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup hot water or stock
1 tablespoon oyster or soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)

Directions

Braised Bok Choy

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch bok choy
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 large clove garlic, bruised
3 thin slices fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Separate leaves, wash thoroughly and shake dry. Trim base of stem if necessary and remove tough portions of large leaves with sharp knife, leaving a narrow green border on the white. Cut into 5-8 cm (2-3 in) lengths.

Braised Bean Curd, Cloud Ear and Vegetables

Braised Bean Curd (Photo by <a href=mswine/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/braisedbeancurd.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

30 g/1 oz dried black fungus
or 100 g fresh fungus
6 dried shiitake mushrooms
or 100 g fresh shiitake mushrooms
250 g/8 oz pressed bean curd
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
250 g/8 oz sliced green beans or asparagus
150 g/5 oz matchstick strips of carrot
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Avocado Sashimi

Avocado (Photo by <a href=threelayercake/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/avocado.jpg">
Food & Recipes Ingredients

 

1 firm ripe avocado
4 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
2 teaspoons wasabi powder

Directions

Asian Mushrooms with Asparagus

Mushrooms with Asparagus (Photo by <a href=wEnDaLicious/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/mushroomsasparagus.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Amaranth with Flowering Chives

Amaranth (Photo by <a href=Laurel Fan/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/amaranth.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

1 bunch amaranth
1 bunch flowering chives
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions