Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chinese Vegetarian Mock Pork Trotter Recipe

Chinese Vegetarian Mock Pork Trotters

During my childhood days, I always look forward to eat vegetarian pork trotters whenever I follow my late grandma in observing 9 days of strict vegetarian diet during the Nine Emperor God Festival. I can still remember vividly the taste of the ready made vegan pork trotters that my grandma used to buy in Butterworth. It consist of bean curd sheets, like the one that they use for lobak (five spice meat rolls), with spice added and rolled tightly. I used taukan (wet bean curd blocks) as the internal part of the vegan pork trotters.
Here is the recipe

Taukan, 1 packet
Bean curd sheet, 1’x’x1’
Five spice powder, 1 teaspoon
Dark soya sauce, ½ teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cotton string to tie the vegan pork trotter

Taukan in spices

Vegan pork trotters all wrapped up and ready
for deep frying

Marinade the taukan with five spice powder, dark soya sauce, light soya sauce, salt and pepper. Use the bean curd sheet to wrap the taukan and shape it like an actual pork trotter. Then tie it up with the string and let it to rest in the fridge. Deep fry the vegan taukan in hot oil. Remove string and cut into slices. Serve with steamed rice or fried bihun (vermicelli).


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