Thursday, November 13, 2008
recipe is : fried radish cake (loh pak ko)
1 kg radish cake (loh pak ko) (recipes for these can be found easily), diced into 1 cm cubes
3 handfuls beansprouts
2 tsp chilli boh (chilli paste)(can be substituted with chilly sauce)
2 tbsp finely chopped salty choy poh ( preserved radish)
10 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp dark soya sauce
3 tbsp oil
a pinch of salt
in a large non-stick pan, heat up 1 tbsp of the oil and fry the cubed radish cake til it starts to brown (it's a personal preference as to how brown it gets. the radish cake is already cooked anyway). dish up and set aside
put in the pan remaining oil and add the garlic and choy poh. stir fry quickly to prevent burning. add the chilli boh and dark soya sauce. stir fry to mix thoroughly. add the fried radish cubes and stir fry to thoroughly mix and coat the radish cubes
push the radish to the sides to make a small empty area in the middle of the pan. break open and add the egg to the empty area of the pan. add the pinch of salt to the eggs and stir just the eggs to mix with the salt. keep turning over the cooked underside of eggs to the top every few seconds until all the egg is cooked.
mix thoroughly with the radish cubes and add the beansprouts. stir fry quickly to mix and dish up
a lot of other ingredients can be added to this simple dish. like for example finely cubes char siew, chinese sausage, leftover roasts and most savoury meat.
sometimes when i'm lazy, i simply buy the loh pak ko found in the nyonya kueh stalls around the place and cut those into cubes to use instead of making my own radish cake.