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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Loh Hon Chai (braised mixed vegetables) 蛇全十美 ~羅漢斋

Happy Chap Goh Mei to all Chinese bloggers and readers ! I guess some of you also eating vegetarian meal for today CNY 15th day and last day of CNY..I did not take full vegetarian today, but we practising eating full vegetarian meal only on CNY day 1. I will cook this Loh Hon Chai (briased mixed vegetables) in a big wok, and sufficient to consume through out the whole day on CNY day 1.

I always like to use perfect 10 types of vegetarian ingredients...
This time i braised these vegetarian ingredients with Nam Yue (red fermented bean curd) , my hubby's favourite..But for me, i prefer just cook with soy sauce and vegetarian oyster sauce..


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Loh Hon Chai (braised mixed vegetables) 蛇全十美 ~羅漢斋
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

750g round cabbage, washed and cleaned, tear into small pieces
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8 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced
110g dried lily buds , soaked and tied into knots
160g black fungus ( Wan yee),soaked and break small into pieces
5 sheets dried bean curd (foo chook) ,soaked and break into small pieces, fry till golden brown
1 small carrot, cut flower shape
One punnet of sweet pea, trimmed
One punnet of fresh lotus seeds, cleaned
10 red dates, cleaned
100g glass noodles, soaked till soft

1 large red fermented bean curd南乳(Shanghai nam yue)
5tbsp Nam yue water or adjust accordingly
1tbsp light soy sauce
Salt and sugar to taste

1. Heat oil in a large wok, add red fermented bean curd and stir briefly.
2. Add in water, then add in nam yue water, cabbage, fried bean curd, red dates, mushrooms, lily buds and black fungus, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer for 10mins.
3. Add carrot, fresh lotus seeds and sweet peas, and simmer for 5mins. Season with salt and sugar, adjust taste accordingly.
4. Last add in glass noodles, simmer for 2mins.
5. Serve hot with steamed white rice.

After taken Loh Hon Chai, we sure go to pray at Tien Hou temple in KL ..


usuaully, i go to pray to Tien Hou ..


and my children watch lion dance..





tortoise pond

the Snake horoscope statue..


After Tien Hou templte, usually we will heading to KL to sight seeing as there will be less traffic on this day..







These were our activities for every CNY day 1. Every year we will doing the same thing!! and I am blessed that we are able to fullfill the same activities on every CNY. I hope our family will stay healthy and happy together to celebrate the same activities on the coming every CNY..
I also hope all my friends, relatives, blogger friends and readers also will stay healthy and have a prosperous and Happy CNY every year !!

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover.


Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, happy chap goh meh to you and family. Wishing you all the best in the coming years.

This vege dish is one of the best, very appetizing.

Have a nice weekend, regards.

Somewhere in Singapore said...


Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Sonia! Lohan vegetable is a fantastic deal for such occassions!

Lovely pictures of the temple! Could feel the CNY mood again... :)


Crystal Loh said...


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PH said...

Sonia, Happy Chap Goh Meh! Aiyah tonite sure my neighbourhood got people "pang phau" and so noisy cannot sleep hah! hah! I like Loh Hon Chai a lot even though I don't practice vegetarian diet.

Angie's Recipes said...

Healthy and delicious! I love it!!!

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, Happy Chap Goh Meh. Lucky you can enjoy these activities during CNY. Since I married, I'm grounded in my MIL's house on CNY eve, Day 1 & 2 sometimes stretched to Pai Thni Kong to cook for many, many relatives, etc. Most tiring part of the year.

ann low said...

元宵节快乐! My family also likes to eat 汤圆today :)

Cass @ 揾到食 said...


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Mel said...

I loves this vegetarian dish too. Since part of my family members stay far away now, hardly cook this. So long I have not visited this temple already. Used to go there too during CNY when I stayed in PJ. Loves the long red lanterns....beautiful.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Wendy , A brand 你對了,B Brand 是buttercup!

Li Shuan said...

After 大鱼大肉, it's nice to have vegetarian for a change. Lots of ingredients in ur dish... Nice one.


Ana Regalado said...

So that dish is called loh hon chai . I've eaten that before at the vegetarain resto :D Your version looks really delicious ! Love everything in that dish :)

eileen, hundred eighty degrees said...

Hi Sonia, 元宵节快l乐!

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Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

Happy Lantern Festival!!
Such happy, beautiful and blessed family outings on CNY day! Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures :)

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Unknown said...

Remind me of my mum... She sure will prepare this vegetarian dish for 1st day of CNY. Because we practice 1/2 day vegetarian. Nice photos! 元宵节快乐!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow! So 'Ang Ang' !! I like this dish without the Nam yue too.

Kelly Siew said...

I cooked this tonight but didn't use as many ingredients: mine had 8 and I used taucu to braise it. Looks like you had a very eventful CNY celebration!

Joceline Lor said...


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Small Kucing said...

me like to eat this but lazy to cook :p

Elaine said...

Happy Chap Goh Mei to you and your family.

Unknown said...

This vegetable d dish is one of the best dishes really, very appetizing.Lychee Beer Singapore and Fruit Beer Singapore

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Definitely one of my favourite CNY dishes... Love all the variety of ingredients in yours.

My Little Space said...

How I wish I can do the same thing. My kids are actually missing all the fun thing during the first day of CNY cause we have to travel far all the way from the South to the North. However, they enjoy every moment being with my parents & all my family members.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Wow, love those ang ang pictures. Your boy was so happy, jumping in the air at the Pavillion Plaza!

mui mui said...

Love your 蛇全十美dishes!
They are all so prefect and yummylicious!
This Loh Han chai is my mum's favourite!

lena said...

i also cooked this loh hon chai during cny ..also with nam yue but never take down recipe..otherwise would have submitted to you. sorry ya. Never been to the temple but heard so many times about it.

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