Dec 10, 2008

Veggies with Black Bean Soy Sauce 蔭醬油炒時蔬

Got veggies?


4 bundles of bok choy 青江菜
2 small bamboo shoot (You can buy the peeled, packaged ones from Chinese supermarket)
1 small onion
12 shitake mushroom
Black bean soy sauce
Soy sauce
Extra virgin olive oil


Let's prepare the veggies first.
If you are using the fresh bamboo, peel off the outer tough skin,
The outer skin has a dark brown color and lots of fiber,
Just remove it till the the white center part is showing.
Cut the bamboo into thin slices,
Remember to discard the very bottom slice.

For other veggies,
Simple chop the onion into thin slices,
Remove the root part for the bok choy,
And pick out the stems for the mushroom, gently rinse it or clean it with a damp kitchen towel.

Now let's move on to the real cooking part.
Have a pot of boiling water ready,
Toss in the mushroom, bok choy, and bamboo slices,
Let it boil for about 10 seconds, drain it well and set aside.

In the meantime,
Drizzle some olive oil in the pan,
Toss in the onion and sprinkle some salt,
Cook till the onion turns translucent.
Add about 4 tablespoons of black bean soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons of water,
Bring to a boil,
Transfer all the veggies back into the pan,
Give it a quick stir, cook for another minute,
This healthy veggie dish is ready to go!

Cindy's Rating: 7

I love to have one bite of bamboo first and then eat the whole mushroom right after,
The crunchiness from the bamboo plus the soft texture from the mushroom always make my palate very happy!


  1. The sliced bamboo shoots look like abalone!

  2. Beautifully presented and photographed! So delicious looking I want to drool on my screen!


  3. To Tigerfish~
    Ha it does huh?
    I actually thought about buying abalone the other day,
    But I was afraid that I gonna mess it got, then my $$$$ will go to waste..

    To Ivan~
    Ha ha let me wipe your computer screen there!

  4. I love reading your blog. I'm Chinese and I like to cook and bake, but I don't really know how to make anything Chinese. Thanks for all the great recipes you put on here!

  5. To Anonymous~
    Thank you so much!
    I'm kinda on a trial and error here too,
    If you ever try anything on my blog and it's not good, please let me know!
    And really appreciate for your encouraging words!