Tuesday, April 5, 2011

椒絲腐乳通菜/Ong Choy Stir-fried with Garlic and Fermented Bean Curd

This Ong Choy Stir-fried with Garlic and Fermented Bean Curd is a very common Chinese vegetable dish (Cantonese cuisine).  You can order this dish at most Chinese restaurants.   Ong Choy has a very unique crispy texture and it's also a common ingredient in Southeast Asian dishes.  In Cantonese cuisine, a popular variation adds fermented bean curd.  When you make this dish at home, it's not only delicious but also very healthy.  The fermented bean curd has a very strong and tasty flavour so you don't really need to add any salt to this dish.  This dish is easy to make and from preparation to finish it takes about 10 minutes.  Here is a video of the whole process, enjoy!



  1. Clean and cut the ong choy approximately an inch and a half long.  Julienne the green chili pepper.  Puree the fermented bean curd with a spoon.
  2. In a medium saucepan or a wok, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add ground garlic and julienned green chili peppers.  Stir for about half a minute then add the pureed fermented bean curd.  Mix everything evenly, and then add the ong choy.  Stir fry for about 3 minutes, until the leaves are dark and tender.  Transfer to a serving plate. Now you are done.


  1. Awesome video! Next time, can you turn the camera down so we can see you add the food too? :) Looks very fast and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I noticed that too. I will make sure to turn the camera down next time. Look forwarding to sharing!

  3. Querida kelly, encontrei suas receitas no Los Angeles Times...acreditei que ficaria uma delícia e já comprei os ingrediente par afzer esta noite duas receitas. obrigada. Magda Brasil!
    Dear Kelly, I found your recipes in the Los Angeles Times ... believed would be a delight and already bought the ingredients together tonight afzer two recipes. thanks. Magda Brazil!

  4. It looks so good, will make this tomorrow. Thank you!

  5. indeed, you should move the camera to the food. Can't actually see it being cooked. x) nicely done at the end though, but wish I could see the process.