Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thousand Miles Veggie (Thien Ly)

My husband sms me from Ho Chi Minh asked me to buy some beef, then I asked why? He said he will bring back fresh Thousand Miles Veggie all the way from Ho Chi Minh today. This veggie is one of our favorite dish at Hoang Yen restaurant HCM, Vietnam name called "Thien Ly"...I never cook this before, just try to recall my memory and replicate this dish at home..




- Thousand Miles Veggie (Thien Ly) ...



- how a tiny flower veggie..


- want to have some?


-It tasted a bit crunchy and sweet..


Simple recipe to share
Ingredients
Thien Ly (Thousand Miles veggie)
Beef- sliced, marinate with light soy sauce, salt, pepper, Chinese wine and tapioca flour.
Red bell peppers -sliced
Steps:-
1. Heat oil in a wok, add in Thien Ly and little water, quickly stir fry for 1min, seasong with salt.
2. Discard the water and place Thien Ly on a clean plate.
3. Add some cooking oil into the marinated beef, then use a clean non stick pan to quickly stir fry the beef, add red bell peppers, continue stir fry till cooked ( do not over cooked)..
4. Place beef on top of Thien Ly. Serve hot.
Do enjoy cooking !!!


30 comments:

Anncoo said...

This is new to me. Can ask my cousin to bring some back but just wonder can go thru immigration.

Sonia said...

Anncoo, my husband kept in luggage and check in.

Anonymous said...

I love this veg! They come in seasons. Boil this veg soup like the way you boil 'gao-kei' soup (ikanbilis and lean pork stock). It's very refreshing and tasty.Oh, don't forget to stir an beaten egg to the soup.

Penny said...

oh..tis vegie looks new...会很凉性的吗?beside beef, wat can i fry with? cos i dun take beef.

ICook4Fun said...

I have never see this type of veggie before. Very interesting. I look very much like some flower buds.

Nancymommy said...

哇..我也没见过这个菜哦..看来很好吃的样子,不知道'味道"如何?有机会去越南一定要买来吃吃看!

Colin Woon said...

Definitely interesting kind of veggie. I'm still curious about it's taste, still can't find it here in Texas since I last saw it on your post. I figure some market will have it here since there are so many Vietnamese in Houston.

Oh well, I guess I will just feed my eyes for now! Great photos girl! Great photo composition!

Palidor said...

What cute veggies! The entire dish looks really tasty. Love all that beef!

may said...

My mom used to plant this 'yeh heong fa'(in contonese) in our garden and is supposed to be good for our eyes. I made soup with anchovy and eggs. I used to have this plant a year ago before I shifted to a condominium, my girlfriend brought it back for me from Johor.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

I think this is called 夜香花 in Cantonese like what May said.Not commonly available in Singapore but I've seen it in Golden Mile complex and Joo Chiat market.... eaten once but can't remember where. BTW Sonia it is very sweet of your hubby to bring the veggies all the way back from Ho Chin Minh. I cannot imagine what is the reaction of the Singapore airport custom officer if they found some of these in my hubby's luggage...LOL

Bakeling said...

The thie-ly looks beautiful !

How I wish I can have a bite of this and to know what the taste is ?

Nat said...

Beef and Vege's... ! YUM ! I would love to try this...I am sure you made it really great Sonia...

smarthousewife said...

好特別的青菜,像花一樣。

My Asian Kitchen said...

hmmm...this veges must taste Xtra XOXOXO this 1000 miles veges from far away!! very interesting .must try one day if I have chance:)

Sonia said...

Penny, i dont know ler, this was my 1st time cooked this veggie.

Icook4fun, ya, it look exactly like flower buds.

Nancy, 有机会 i can buy some for you.

Colin, maybe you are able to find this since your place have so many Vietnamese. Thanks for the compliment, still long way to go.

Palidor, ya, this veggie cook with beef, just perfect.

May, Thanks, my first know this veggie Chinese name, 'yeh heong fa', how a nice name. If you still able to find the seed, I wish I can plant this at home.And now I know another way to cook this.

A fulltime housefly, that is the different between a MY customs and SG customs, hahaha..

Sonia said...

Bakeling, 有机会, I will let you taste ok.

Nat, Thanks.

smarthousewife, a beautiful veggie dish.

My Asian Kitchen, ya, the name is very interesting.

My Little Things Corner said...

Never see this vege before! really wanna try some...

Pete said...

Aiya, did not try this when I was in Ho Chi Minh....maybe next round!

Sonia said...

My little things corner, I never seen this in wet market here either, must go HCM to try it or maybe you should order this veggie if you take meal in Vietnamese restaurant here.

Pete, not too late, take note and must try it when you in HCM next time, very nice veggie.

petite nyonya said...

So interesting! I've never had this veggie before. I guess it's a specialty in Vietnam. The tiny flowers are so pretty.

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

This thien ly looks like 夜香花 in Cantonese like what May and A Fulltime housefly said. My mum use to cook soup. The soup cook with some meat and egg. Understand from my mum it good for eye.

zurin said...

what pretty veggies! and sweet too? wow ....

~Rachel Hei~ said...

If this is call 夜香花,there is a plant in my mum-in-law's garden too. It give a really fragrant smell and my mum-in-law normally cook this in soup..^_^

The Little Teochew said...

I though they looked like Jasmine flowers! Never seen or heard of these, but excellent effort by you.

terri@adailyobsession said...

this veg looks almost like yeh lai siang, used in whole winter melon soup (doong gua jung) in Hong Kong. pretty!

温馨小屋 said...

alamak~~ i m late again.....so still left some for me ?......look so yummy~~!! hmmmm....

Anonymous said...

Yup, it taste sweet and fresh as well as have a good aromatic smell. I cooked this the same way as Sonia. And it is called 夜来香 planted in my kampung house located in Pahang. I miss it dearly!!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You hubby is so sweet lah, purposely bought it for you.

Sonia said...

Petite, but now I know it could be found here, but not many places..

HS Kitchen and Hobby, Thank you, at least now I know it is good for eye..

Zurin, interesting veggie.

Rachel, I also want to plant this, are you able to give me some seed, Thanks.

The Little Teochew, Thank you.

Terri, it seem you know a lot of Chinese food.

Felvinc, sorry, no flower bud liao..hehehe..

Anonymous, I appreciate if you can leave your name next time. Ok, you also know how to cook the same way, but why I have not seen this selling in the market,,

LCOM, because this veggie is his favorite too.

J2Kfm said...

thien ly? 1st time seeing those.
but resembles the type of green found in Cameron Highlands, kam cham fah?

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