It may not be pretty, but the taste is simply amazing.
Stir-Fried Tomatoes with Oyster Sauce
By now, you know that I have a love affair with tomatoes. I love growing all kinds of tomato varieties and using the fruit in many different applications. Strangely, I’ve never thought to use them exclusively in a stir-fry. I have recently used them with other vegetables but even then, when I think of Chinese stir fries, I hardly think to use tomatoes.
But recently, I was at a friend’s house and her daughter Phoebe made this stir-fry using only tomatoes. We all loved it, especially my picky eater daughter, Esther. Phoebe told me that she used to make this dish during her college days away from home, so it had to be easy. When she told me what went in it, I was amazed!
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Remember how when you were a kid, you would turn your nose up at anything that was weird looking or nasty tasting? Well, my nemesis was bittermelon (bittergourd). My mom would cook bittermelon every so often either in a stirfry or in soups and insist we eat it because "it’s good for you!" (How many times have you heard that?)
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My mom has gone back home but there are still so many yummy recipes she cooked up that we haven’t blogged about. So here is another dish that she cooked up one day that we really enjoyed and is pretty easy to make. She was such a lively inspiration for this blog. We told her that we were looking for more quick and easy Asian recipes and she started to rattle off a bunch that we could do. Here is one of them.
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Savory Tofu and Peanuts
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The day that I made the stir-fried cumin chicken, my mom decided to make what she called “Chap Chye.” It was the perfect complement to the spice-laden chicken dish. It was flavorful but totally vegetarian. So I decided to write up the recipe today. This is a good way for me to remember it as it is a new recipe for me too.
Vegetarian Chap Chye
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