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8 Treasure Vegetarian Delight September 30, 2006

Posted by Angeleyes in Halal, Vegetables.

Finally a vegetarian dish! I seldom cook dishes that made up with just vegetable as PiggyBeng thinks there are not filling… he needs his meat (very carnivourous hor?)

This dish was actually inspired by PiggyBeng’s 3rd uncle’s wife (sar-jim). They are a staunch Buddhists and will go on a vegetarian diet on every 1st and 15th of the Chinese Lunar month. We went to their house on one of the 15th and they served a similar dish so I thought I can concoct one myself by using some of my favourite ingredients.

It’s not a difficult dish to prepare but do take up some time as there are 8 items that needed to be prepared individually before cooking it. And the best part is… there’s no exact recipe because I just cut and put in all the ingredients I have with me…. so if you want to feed more mouths…. just put more of the items you like.



  • Lotus roots
  • Lotus seeds
  • Gingko nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Brinjal (eggplant)
  • Button mushrooms
  • Enoki mushrooms
  • Water
  • Salt and soy sauce for taste


  1. Boil peanuts, lotus seeds and gingko nuts until soft in a small pan (one after another).
  2. Sliced lotus roots and carrot thinly. Cut brinjal into a few sections and cut each section into 4 or 6 triangular piece. Cut button mushrooms into 4 sections each.
  3. Firstly, heat up wok with approximately 2 tblsp of oil and fry lotus roots, followed by carrot, button mushrooms and brinjal. Then add in the soften peanuts, gingko nuts and lotus seeds.
  4. Pour in the water and let it boil and cover. Stir occasionly and continue to boil in slow fire for at least 30-45 minutes until all the vege are soft.
  5. Add salt or soy sauce before putting in the enoki mushrooms. Covers for another 10 minutes and serve.

Note: Remember to remove the ‘heart’ from both lotus seeds and gingko nuts as they could be bitter.

You can boil them in a claypot too if you own one.



1. jazzmint - October 3, 2006

wah yum yum..i love vegetarian dish..must try it when got time. u very talented in cooking 😉

2. Angeleyes - October 4, 2006

not talented lar…juz my interest…hehe

3. Kim Devonshire - January 9, 2007

Living a vegetarian Lifestyle?
Some great Vegie Recipes available to complement your tips here:

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