Sunday, January 25, 2009

Recipe - Prosperous Yu Sheng (Raw Fish Salad)

Happy CNY folks! In this Ox Year, I would like to thank everyone who have contributed to my food blog, and at the same time, wish all of you a Great year ahead! May more people turn vegetarians too!
I havn't been blogging due to my endless baking sessions. New dish this year: Yu Sheng (also known as the Raw Fish Salad). This is basically a local dish where on the 7th day of the New Year, people will gather to mix a plate full of good ingredients in hope for a new year ahead. The original version comprises of salmon normally. In a vegetarian version, i've replaced raw fish to vegetarian abalone. This dish is suitable for vegans as there are no diary products. Also, there is no cooking required.

Vegetarian Raw Fish Salad


1.5 Fresh Lettuce
3 Carrots
1 Radish
Ground Peanuts - 100g
Sesame - 100g
Ginger - Different colour assortment - 20g Each
Orange skin - 20g
Winter Melon Slices - 20g
Mango Slices - 20g
1 Vegetarian Abalone
Cracker 100g

Plum Sauce 1Cup
Pepper 1tbsp
Cinnamon Powder 1tbsp

1. Shred all carrots and Radish into long slices. You may use the special peeler as shown in the picture. As there are a lot of water in the carrots and radish, do dry them first.
2. It is good to use fresh mango. In this case, I used preserved mangos. Slice them into long pieces as well.
3. You may get the ginger slices at most supermarkets.
4. Slice the abalone into long slices as well.
5. Slice the Lettuce into thin slices.
6. Lay the lettuce and carrots into a big plate, then followed by the ginger slices, mango and abalone. Lastly, place the Peanuts and sesame on top.

End Product:

Tossing is a significant process in making this salad. Before mixing, pour in all the seasoning on top of the vegetables and place all the crackers on top and begin tossing.
Remember to say some nice verses like "Gong Xi Fa Cai!", "Xue Ye Jing Bu" (Prosperous & Good Studies) Etc. to wish each other luck!
Happy New Year Folks!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hong Kong - Gaia Veggie Shop

Sorry for the late post, folks! I had been busy baking for CNY hence I only had the time to post now..
Last post contributed by Clare~ Thanks!

Teriyaki fish on hot plate HKD58

Fried fish bits cooked on sizzling hot plate with teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauce is sweet and sour.

Fragrant fried rice HKD 42
Fried rice is fragrant and goes very well with the teriyaki fish.
Other signature dishes worth trying:
Udon noodles with chicken cutlet; Fried noodles with ham
1. Shop 335, 3/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kln
九龙太子米敦道750号始创中心3楼335号铺 (太子地铁站B2出口)
Tel: 2148 1163
2. 8/F Goldmark, 502 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
铜锣湾轩尼诗道502号黄金广场8楼 (铜锣湾地铁站F出口)
Tel: 2808 1386

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hong Kong - Perfect Vegetarian Foods (百好素食)

Another food review from clare..
If you are a buddhist, you will not miss going to Wong Tai Sin temple. Of cos, if you do visit the temple, drop by this restaurant for a meal.

Pork Porridge HKD 20

This bowl is enough for 2 persons if you want to try other dishes/ dim sum.

Sushi assortment HKD 12 for 3

So surprised to see the array of sushi choices available.We were so spoilt for choices! There was even veg. sashimi sushi, abalone sushi, smoked ham sushi etc.

Dim Sum HKD 12 -18

We ordered cha siew bun which were soft as they were served piping hot, freshly steamed.And the har kow were quite good too! Soft and tender fillings of veg prawns and radish.

There were many pictures of HK stars visting this restaurant. Hence, you might bump into one or two while dining!

Location: Shop LG6 Lung Cheung Mall, 136 Lung Cheung Road

Opening Hours: Unknown

MTR Station: Wong Tai Sin