Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

yellow split pea fritter salad

yellow split pea fritter salad

A quick lunch of left-over Baya Kyaw (Yellow split pea fritters) broken into pieces and tossed with sliced tomato, toasted pieces of flat bread and wild rocket. Dressing is simply olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

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vegetarian mohinga recipe : hsa*ba, myanmar cookbook

vegetarian mohingar

This is a recipe that my mother recalls eating during the nine days of the vegetarian festival. Each year on the first day of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, usually late September or early October, it was a tradition that the Chinese descendants followed in order to gain merit.

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samosa salad | samusa thote

As there are three of us for lunch today and very little time to cook it, I decide on a samusa thote. I buy three samosas the size of a fist each. The pastry is firm and crispy, not at all oily, and crammed with spicy potato, peas and fresh coriander stuffing.

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tofu & eggplant salad

tofu and eggplant salad

This quick and easy salad is something I rustled up the other day for a vegetarian friend. Normally I would add a spoonful of pounded dried shrimps and season with fish sauce. Still the vegetarian version worked well.

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how to make vegetarian meat

vegetarian meat

Some recipe or another tend to pop up during my conversations with my mother. Today it is vegetarian ‘meat’ made simply with flour and water. It is a recipe my mother learnt from her sister who was taught by the nuns at the Chinese temple in Rangoon.

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stir-fried sour beans & chillies

sour pickled beans

Making sour pickled beans is easy and within days they are ready. I divide the beans into two portions and stir-fry the first portion with chillies and onions for a quick vegetarian dish.

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crispy mushroom condiment

It is overcast, and not especially warm. I take stock of my cupboards, seeking a comforting mid-morning snack. Something savoury and definitely Burmese. There is nothing that ‘eat me’ written on it and I decide to make something.

A large bag of dried shiitake mushrooms have been sitting patiently on the bottom shelf. They have a delightful earthiness that you get from wild mushrooms, gorgeous smoky flavour and meaty texture.

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