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).


CheaHS@n said...

Pete very interestingly done. My very time visiting this blog. Just curious, it smells like trotter, looks like trotter, taste like trotter but its could not be trotter? What is the magic recipe?

Pete said...

Bro Cheah, I missed the Penang Vegan Tu kar, so have to make do with my own formula. It turns out almost the same as the original tu ka because of the five spice powder used!

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in some case, vegetarian food can imitate so good normal food, that in details like the flavor is the same, for example soy meat, in appereance is so similar to normal meat.

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Maybe the most strange vegan recipe I've ever seen in my whole life!

Nicole Vatanavimlakul said...

Glad to have found your blog/recipe. I am now on a mission to look for tau kaN. Hope Wing Yip sells them!