Friday, July 1, 2011

Pad-Tou-Nag-Kab-Tao-Hu-Tod : Stir fried bean sprout with tofu

        This vegetarian recipe is very simple and easy that’s why it became one of my favorites.  When I eat vegetarian yep….I’m a vegetarian, but just a certain time of the year.  In Thailand we have vegetarian festival call “Kin Jay” it means eat vegetarian.  This festival came from the Chinese people that moved in to Thailand a long time ago.  We have a big celebration and parade in Pu-Ket  (southern  Thailand) around October.  This festival is about cleaning our soul by don’t eat meat and certain vegetables for 9 days (some people they start 3 days before to wash their stomachs before this festival begins).  The certain vegetable that we cannot eat is onion, green onion, garlic and chive. Also anything that is made from animal like milk, butter etc. But one funny thing about this festival is we can eat oyster even though it is an animal, but that comes from this story (my great-grandma told me).  A Long time ago Chinese people who were in the Kin-Jay period they got stuck in the middle of the ocean.  They couldn’t eat anything so they prayed.  If Fairy wants them to be alive thru this festival they will throw the net in the ocean and whatever thing that’s on the net they will assume that they can eat it in this festival.  So the poor oyster got caught on the net.  Since then the oyster is acceptable to eat in the festival.
            Anyway this recipe is very easy to find all of the ingredients in America that still keep my soul clean.  I will also have more vegetarian food recipes for you in the future a little bit at a time.

firm tofu
1 cup Fried  firm tofu

Deep fried tofu

fried tofu after 5 minute

2 cup bean sprouts
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. oyster sauce (if you don’t want it, leave it out)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Cooking instructions
1.      In pan heat vegetable oil till very hot
2.      Add bean sprout with fried tofu then stir
3.      Add soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce stir it till cooked about 3-5 times (very fast)

4.      Turn heat off and serve with steamed rice

Now your food is ready for cleaning your soul.

1 comment:

  1. Tried this the other day and liked it very much. My wife does not care for tofu, but she had 2 helpings! Thanks for sharing these recipes.