I think every culture beliefs in the benefit of vegetables and the more varieties the better the benefits are. Westerner prepares their vegetables in the form of salad. The Indonesian has gado gado (assorted vegetables), in which assorted steamed vegetables mixed with peanut sauce. The Chinese has their own way of preparing them and one way is to stir fry the assorted vegetables.
I had a stir-fried vegetables with chicken last week. Any preferred vegies with or without meat will do. For this dish, I used cauliflower, carrots, snow peas and I added chicken for extra flavor.
1. Cut the chicken into thin slices and marinate it with soy sauce and corn starch for few minutes. This would give the chicken flavor as well as retain the moisture during cooking.
2. Then cut the vegetables and mince the garlic.
In pre-heat wok with two table spoons of oil, fry the garlic till slightly brown. Add the chicken and fry it for a minute, then add all the vegetables in. At last add a table-spoon of the oyster sauce, wine (optional) and mix well.
This dish is called “chop Suey” which literally means mixed small bits of everything. There are lots of way preparing it and no right or wrong way of doing it. It just depends on our taste buds. We can use light soya sauce instead or dash of salt. Try it and let me know which is better. 🙂
Bon appetit and Happy Saturday.