Stir Fry Dou Gan (Dried Beach Curd) with Chives

Taiwanese food is actually quite contradictory to what most people know. Home cooked Taiwanese food is actually very simple yet flavorful. My mom and grandma always have an array of 5 – 10 dishes (for a family of 5 people) whenever we have a family meals, so dishes we can put together with a few ingredients is the key. There are dishes that are more complex, but, often times, those tend to be the main feature dish of the feast. Throughout these last couple of years, those complex dishes have also been simplified to meet the lifestyle of the younger generations.

Stir Fry Dou Gan (Dried Beach Curd) with Chives is one of the side dishes that many Taiwanese family cooks. The sweetness from chives paired with the salty flavor from the dou gan makes the dish irresistible. I like to add chili oil to the dish to give it some kick and smokiness. Once you take the first bite of stir fry dou gan with chives, you won’t want to stop!

Recipe (Prep time: 15 minutes ; Cook time: 15 minutes ; Feeds: 3 – 4 people):

  • 1 batch of chives chopped into 3/4 inch long
  • 1 package (4 square sheets) of dou gan thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili oil or hot sauce of your choice (optional)

Cooking Steps:

  1. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, sugar, hot sauce together
  2. Prep veggies
    • Chop chives into 3/4 inch long
    • Finley chop garlic
    • Thinly slice (~1/5 inch) dou gan
  3. In a large satay pan, brown garlic with oil for about 1 minute
  4. Put in dou gan with garlic and brown it for 5 minutes
  5. Put chives into the with garlic and dou gan and stir fry for 5 minutes
  6. Pour the sauce over and stir fry for 5 minutes to let the chives and dou gan soak up the flavor

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