Jai- Chinese Lunar New Year Recipe :: Vegan





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Published on Jan 23, 2012

In this Veggietorial,I show you how to make Jai- Buddha's Delight and explain the significance of each ingredient.
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Jai is also called monk's food and is served at the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. The dish is put together with 12 lucky ingredients. Allow yourself at least 2 hours to prep for this dish. Shop in Chinatown or an Asian market to find the specialty ingredients. If you are unable to find a certain item, you can easily substitute another vegetable like, carrots or sugar snap peas. Enjoy this dish with family and friends for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous New Year!

Soak for 2 hours in hot water:
1-package mung bean noodles

Soak for 30 minutes in hot water, drain:
1-cup wood ear mushrooms (black fungus)
Half a package of bean curd sticks (cut into 2 inch strips after soaking)

Soak for 10 minutes in cold water:
1 cup fried wheat gluten (dao pok)
8 jadofu (aburage) fried tofu pockets, cut in half

Slice 3 cups shitakes (remove stems), 1-cup water chestnuts, 1-cup arrowroot (see goo), and 2 cups lotus root

Blanch 3 cups snow peas for 30 seconds then shock in ice bath

Shred 1 bunch Napa cabbage, remove core

Skin 1-cup gingko nuts (cut in half to remove sprout to avoid bitterness). Try peanuts as a substitute if gingko is unavailable

Boil 3-inch square piece of black hair seaweed (fat choy) for 10 minutes with a one-inch piece of ginger and a pinch of salt. Drain, cool and squeeze out water

Mix 1 cup reserved mushroom soaking liquid, 2 cups water, ¼ cup tamari soy sauce, ¼ cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp black bean sauces

Heat 2 Tbsp red bean curd and 2 Tbsp fermented bean curd in wok on high heat. Mash with back of spatula until broken into small bits. Add liquid seasoning mixture. Bring to boil for 2 minutes. Add shitakes, wood ears, lotus root, water chestnuts, arrowroot, ginkgo nuts, black hair seaweed. Cook for 4 minutes, until slightly softened. Add bean curd sticks, fried wheat gluten, fried tofu pockets, noodles. Toss well. Correct seasoning. Add Napa cabbage, snow peas. Serve immediately. Makes about 8 servings.

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