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