Taro with baby kai lan

Sokehah Cheah | 11:00 AM | | |



I'm a big fan of Taro ~ Yam and we were introduced to this dish when we dined at a restaurant just before Chinese New Year.  It became an instant hit with my family members and I didn't hesitate to stock up this baby kai lan and taro before the market place closed for the festive season.  Managed to replicate this dish to suit our palate and it was delicious.










I can have this straight on its own as I simply adore Taro ...............

Recipe for Taro with baby kai lan

Ingredients
  • 350 gm taro/yam, nett wt., cut into cubes
  • 250gm Hongkong baby kailan, washed and drained
  • 10 gm dried shrimps, washed and drained
  • 3 pips garlic, chopped
  • 1  tsp chicken granules  (optional)
  • 1 to 1.1/5 cups water
  • Seasalt to taste
  • Dash of pepper
Preparation
  1. Saute the chopped garlic with some oil, add in the dried shrimps, stir-fry till fragrant.
  2. Add in the taro cubes, stir-fry.  Add in water, chicken granules and seasalt and let it simmer till taro is creamy and soft.  (You may need to add in more water as taro is very absorbent).
  3. Meanwhile, boil a pot of water, add in some salt and oil, blanch the kai lan for about 4 mins., drain, set aside.
  4. When the taro is cooked and water is partially reduced, test for taste and toss in the blanched kai lan.  Mix well.
  5. Dish up and serve immediately with hot white rice.


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  1. I love kai lan and this is such a simple and healthy dish that I like to cook at home for my family.

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  2. Cheah...I love this dish ! Happy Valentine's Day to you and hubby :) Have a romantic and wonderful one!

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  3. cooked this several times, nice!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day to you & your darling! haha... Hope you're going to have the most romantic evening. Enjoy!
    P/s I love this dish a lot too.
    Kristy

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  5. I have seen this dish circulating in blogs but have yet to try it...bookmarked!

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  6. Thanks, Kristy. I'm sure you've had a romantic evening with your loved ones too.

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  7. Interesting recipe. Kiving! and thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hey Auntie Cheah thanks for the entry :)
    I like the addition of kailan to the taro dish I am familiar with, time to harvest some taro I think.

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    1. You're most welcome and if you have taro to spare, try this out.

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  9. I've never had this dish! Looks so yummy as compared to normal stir-fried kai lan.

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    1. Yes, this is something different. Try once and see how it is.

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  10. Taro is quite "rare" in Melbourne. It is usually found in the frozen section in Asian mart.

    This dish is so homely and yummy.

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  11. Yes, I've seen it before in some of the Asian stores.

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