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Tempura 


It’s an easy dish to cook without much preparation.

1. Make batter. I used tempura flour. Please read the instruction about the ratio of water and flour.

2. Prepare prawns ( remove head and shell but leave the shell on the tail). Cut vegetables into slices. I recommend carrot, eggplant, mushroom and French beans. French beans can be just cut into medium pieces.

3. Heat the oil in a deep pot. Put a chopstick in it. If many small bubbles show up at the bottom, then it’s ok to deep fry.

4. Dip prawns and vegetables in the tempura batter and deep fry till golden brown.




Udon soup would be a good choice to be served with.

Pan Fried Eggplant

1. Cut eggplants into thick pieces. Cut several times on each side.

2. Heat some oil in the pan. Fry eggplants till each side gets golden brown. Then take out.

3. Put some chopped ginger and spring onion in the pan. Stir fry a little.

4. Put fried eggplants back in the pan. Add in 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp dark soy sauce and 1 tsp sugar. Stir fry evenly.

5. Sprinkle some chopped garlic granules and salt. Stir fry evenly for another minute. Dish out.

Stir-fried Three Vegetables


Its Chinese name is “地三鲜” (di San xian). Di means ground, earth. San means three. Xian means fresh vegetable. So it’s a dish consists of three vegetables which are eggplant, potato and bell pepper. It’s a typical northeastern Chinese cuisine, and it’s also one of my favorite dishes. First time I tried it because one of my roommates in university is from northeastern China. She recombined it. For a vegetables person like me, I fell in love with this dish immediately.

Ingredients:

Potato ( chopped into evenly small or medium pieces. Small ones are easy to cook, but if you are patient enough, medium ones are also fine. ).

  Eggplant ( also chopped into even pieces, can be a little bigger than potato piece). 

chopped bell pepper. Chopped garlic, oil, light soy sauce, sugar, starch, water, salt.

1. Heat oil in the pan. Oil should be more than usual. Because eggplant will absorb much oil when frying.

2. Fry potato first. When the potato pieces turn golden brown, they can be taken out.

3. Then fry eggplant pieces till they get brown too. If the oil is dry, a little more oil can be added.

4. Fried potato and eggplant in the plate and put aside.

5. A little oil in the pan. Heat it.

6. Add in the chopped garlic.

7. Then the fried potato and eggplant. Stir fry evenly.

8. Put in the chopped bell pepper. Stir fry a little.

9. Add in light soy sauce, salt and sugar. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.

10. At last add in starchy water. Quick stir fry a little. And it’s done.

Starchy water is often used in Chinese dishes. It will make the dish look brighter in color.