Saturday, July 21, 2007

Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Japanese Seaweed Tofu

Baby leeks


It is another weekend morning marketing at my regular wet market at SS17, Petaling Jaya where I stumbled upon a very interesting vegetable, baby leek bulbs. This is the first time that I had seen such unique and interesting, baby leek bulbs and yet do not know what to do with them. An elderly lady who was standing beside me insisted that I should dry stir fried them with tofu to bring out the full flavour of the baby leek bulbs. She also teached me just to use the bulbs and discard the stems. It really sounded interesting and tasty. She taged way with 2kg of this baby leek bulbs as her son loves them. After overwhelming by her lust, I too immediately bought 1kg of this baby leek bulbs. I also picked up a packed of japanese seaweed tofu from the market.

Japanese Seaweed Tofu


The japanese seaweed tofu looks great, not soft and well suitable for stir frying. I had them cut into cubes and deep fried. By doing this I will able to have a crunchy texture of tofu and also easy to stir fry them within seconds.



Deep fried japanese seaweed tofu


Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Seaweed Tofu

Ingredients

1kg Baby leek bulbs
1 packet Japanese seaweed tofu
2 cloves Garlic
2 teaspoon Oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon Corn Oil

Cut the seaweed tofu into cubes and deep fry them till golden brown. Trim off the baby leek bulbs, leaving about 1 inch of the bulb, wash, clean and dry the bulbs. Heat up the pan with corn oil. Once the oil is hot, throw in crushed garlic.Once the garlic start to turn brown and fragrant, throw in the baby leek bulbs and stir fry them for 2-3 mins. Place the deep fried japanese seaweed tofu into the pan and together with oyster sauce and dark soya sauce. Stir fry them for another 1-2 mins and you dish is ready and scoop them up onto your dish.

4 comments:

teckiee said...

All this Japanese goods..... tried the mini Japanese pumpkin? Just bought a few of them... people say just steam it in a whole to eat.

Kelly Mahoney said...

These look great, it kind of reminds me of green onions.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmmm looks easy..but i m hopeless in the kitchen..keke..the tofu looks good on its own!

Jackson said...

errr..... i dun like leek bulbs wor.. can u share recipe of roasted coffee chicken? hehehe