15 August 2009

Vegetarian Tom Yam Beehoon

Being a vegetarian has its benefits. The immediate benefit that comes to mind is that your cholesterol level will not go up unlike those who eat meat.

EJ is amused and at the same time baffled when friends who love eating meat compliment this vegetarian dish - Tom Yam Fried Beehoon.

This dish is easy to cook, whether it is for two or five persons.

1 packet beehoon, soaked in water
Cabbage, thinly sliced
Carrot, thinly sliced
French beans, thinly sliced
2 pieces firm tauhu, sliced into small pieces
1 big onion, thinly sliced
2 pips garlic, finely chopped
Tom Yam paste
Oil for frying

1. Pour oil in the wok.
2. Put in sliced tauhu, onion and garlic. Stir constantly to prevent it from being burnt.

3. Put in cabbage, carrot and French beans. Add salt to taste. Cover the wok and let it cook for a short while.

4. Stir to allow all vegetables to be evenly cooked.
5. Add in pre-soaked beehoon and a small amount of water.
6. Add 2 tablespoons of Tom Yam paste and mix well.
7. Cover the wok to let it cook.
8. When all the water have been absorbed by the beehoon, it is ready to be served.

Tom Yam paste are readily available and sold in jars.
If you like your beehoon to be more spicy, just add another spoonful of Tom Yam paste.

Happy cooking!


Blackie007 said...

I actually tried cooking it before, and even managed to "guess" the recipe. However, it DIDN'T turn out the same. So, I'll still have to depend on EJ for the best tom yam fried beehoon in KL. :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Thank you Blackie007. I did not mention this secret ingredient - pour in a wokful of unconditional love and mix well. :D

lupie said...

This looks yummy!
I really gotta try it out!
(never had a sucessful attempt at frying beehun, it all get burnt and stuck to the bottom of the wok!)

lupie said...

It is about lunch time and I am looking (again!) at your delicious beehun!!!!!
Tummy growling now ...

The Chair Speaks said...

Hahaha Lupie, you have to join us for lunch then.

The girl who sits next to you (left) said...

To The Chair Speaks,

Mmm.... yummy yummy.... Thanks for the recipe, will surely try it out. ^_^

Hmm.. now I can learn how to cook... :P

The Chair Speaks said...

Hahaha, good luck!

Tania said...

I remember this!!! Ms. Y, thank you so much for those times we had lunch at your place :)

The Chair Speaks said...

The kitties enjoyed your presence and company. :D

clarence said...

Looks really nice, I will try this sooN!