Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Namyee (Fermented Bean Curd) with Romaine Lettuce (Yau Mak)

My late grandma loves to eat nam yee (fermented bean curd, tau joo) and this is one of the must have for during the Nine Emperor God Festival. The pungent Nam Yee is salty with a slight creamy taste. During this festival, devotees would eat only vegetarian meal for nine days. As a young kid, I would accompany my grandma in observing 9 days of strict vegetarian diet.
Here is my recipe for vegetarian stir fried Romaine lettuce with Nam Yee.

Romaine Lettuce, 4 bunches, cleaned
Nam Yee, 1 pc
Garlic, 3 pcs, chopped finely (Note:  Some Nine Emperor Gods devotees don't eat garlic)
Vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon

Heat up wok and put in the vegetable oil. Add in the garlic and stir fry for a short while. Add in the nam yee and break it up using the spatula. Add in the romaine lettuce and fry for a short while only. Pour in a little water. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Note : You don't have to add water because, nam yee is very salty.

1 comment:

Baby said...

didn't know that yau mak is romaine lettuce. i like this vege but i prefer simple clear stir fry