Ingredients

  • Serves 2 people
  • 5 pcs napa cabbage leaves (cut into 1-inch pieces)

  • 3 stalks baby bok choy (remove base)

  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 bean curd stick

  • 4 tofu puffs

  • 20 g glass noodles

  • 100 g vegetarian abalone (drained)

  • 1 garlic clove (minced)

  • ¼ cup reserved shiitake mushroom water

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp cornstarch

  • salt (to taste)

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Buddha's Delight

Forget what you know about vegetarian food. Buddha’s Delight, or Luohan Zhai, makes for a moreish, satisfying dinner. Traditionally eaten by Buddhist monks, this vegetarian stew is chock full of earthy shiitake mushrooms, crisp cabbage leaves simmered till tender, and a tangle of glass noodles bubbling in a base of sesame and kecap manis, or sweet soy sauce.
  • Medium
  • 120 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • Medium
  • 3 steps
  • 14 Ingredients
  • 120 min
  • 15 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Prepare Dry Ingredients

    • Soak bean curd stick, glass noodles in water.
    • Soak dried shiitake mushrooms hot water for at least 2 hours then drain. Squeeze dry mushrooms and reserve mushroom water.Slice mushrooms thinly.
    • Using scissors, cut drained bean curd stick into 1-inch pieces, tofu puffs into small triangles and drained glass noodles into half.
    Prepare Dry Ingredients


  2. Mix the sauce

    • In a bowl, add ¼ cup reserved mushroom liquid, minced garlic, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp kecap manis, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp cornstarch. 
    • Mix well and set aside.
    Mix the sauce


Plate and Serve!

Serve hot with rice.

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Serves 2 people
  • 5 pcs napa cabbage leaves (cut into 1-inch pieces)

  • 3 stalks baby bok choy (remove base)

  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 bean curd stick

  • 4 tofu puffs

  • 20 g glass noodles

  • 100 g vegetarian abalone (drained)

  • 1 garlic clove (minced)

  • ¼ cup reserved shiitake mushroom water

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp cornstarch

  • salt (to taste)

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