At the Chinese Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner, abalone is served in a thick sauce with dried oysters, shiitakes, and black moss. In this vegetarian version, fresh and dried mushrooms are used along with the tofu. Even without fish, it’s rich and tasty.

Chinese mushrooms that are meaty and floating in a flavorful, creamy sauce with tofu and succulent Chinese broccoli. The tofu used in this dish, also known as tofu bubbles, is deep-fried to produce a golden outside and a light, fluffy interior. If you’d rather, substitute vegetarian oyster sauce.

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 3cm (1¼in) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce (or vegetarian oyster sauce)
  • 120ml (½ cup) vegetable stock
  • ¼ tsp granulated sugar
  • 8 large Chinese dried mushrooms, rehydrated in hot water, drained, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 200g (7oz) ready-fried tofu puffs
  • 120g (4oz) Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli) or Tenderstem broccoli, stems and leaves separated, cut into
  • bite-sized pieces
  • ½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  1. Put the oil, ginger, and garlic in a wok over medium heat and cook for 30 seconds. Stir-fry the mushrooms and tofu for three minutes.
  2. then add the broccoli stems and bring to a boil with the soy sauce, oyster sauce, stock, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. after that Turn, the heat down to a simmer, add the broccoli leaves, and cook for 1 minute. then Pour the cornflour mixture into the sauce slowly while stirring all the time to thicken it. Take the pan off the heat, add the sesame oil, and serve at once.

Notes :

Note: the chile-garlic sauce is a mix of ground chiles, garlic, and vinegar. It is also called chili-garlic sauce or chili-garlic paste. It can be found in the Asian section of large grocery stores and can be kept in the fridge for up to a year.

Tip: The amount of sodium in “cooking sherry” can be high. Instead, go to a wine or liquor store and look for dry sherry with other fortified wines.

People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten should only use soy sauces that say “gluten-free” on the label, since soy sauce may contain wheat or other sweeteners and flavors that contain gluten.

About Nutrition :

The nutritional breakdown for a single serving of this dish is as follows: 167 calories; 11.3 grams of protein; 13.2 grams of carbs; 2.9 grams of dietary fiber; 4.46 grams of sugars; 7.8 grams of fat; and 1.1 grams of saturated fat.

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