Chopsuey

Vegetables, anyone?

When I was younger, my mom would swoon over the thought of Chopsuey, the same way that I used to swoon over chocolates and fried chicken. I didn’t get it that time. What’s so special about mixed vegetables in oyster sauce anyway? It isn’t sweet, not salty. It’s vegetable-fresh and looks very green and healthy. As a kid, this wasn’t my favorite food. I just eat it because it’s the family’s dish and adults keep on telling me that this one is good for me. As I grow up, this dish accelerated to my personal list of favorites and when we dine out, I make it a point to order this. Can you consider it as an acquired taste? Or maybe I just really grew up and realized how important it is to take care of one’s body, to watch what you’re eating.

Anyway, Chopsuey is a dish which originated in China. You can add a lot of vegetables in here but we decided to stick with the basics as you will see on the recipe below. This is prepared by stir-frying the vegetables and meat and voila, a healthy and yummy vegetable dish! 🙂

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Chopsuey

  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 kg Pork, diced into small pcs
  • 1 small Napa Cabbage, quartered
  • 1 pc medium sized Carrots, sliced
  • Broccoli, stalks separated
  • 1 small Bell Pepper, sliced and deseeded
  • 1/2 cup String Beans, sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, peeled, crushed and chopped
  • 1 medium sized Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking oil
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch dissolved in 4 Tbsp water
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat cooking oil over high heat. Saute garlic and onion until brown.
  2. Add diced pork and saute until brown.
  3. Add carrots and bell pepper. Stir for 2 mins.
  4. Add cabbage, string beans and broccoli. Stir for another 2 mins.
  5. Add Oyster sauce. Slowly add dissolved cornstarch while constanly stirring unitl the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

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